How to Find the Best Life Insurance

By Melissa Aguilar | March 31, 2022

Making sure you have the right insurance for your car, house, and health are usually top priorities for a lot of people. It can be easy to forget to make sure you have the best life insurance for you. Knowing the types of policies there are and being able to…


The Best Ways to Pay Off Debt

By Melissa Aguilar | March 29, 2022

Do you have a debt pay-off plan? If you’re only making the minimum payments on some of your debts, you’ll likely be paying way more over the life of the debt than if you chose a specific method. In order to figure out how to pay off debt, you need…


Signs You Should Downsize Your Home

By Melissa Aguilar | March 21, 2022

When you first sit down to figure out how much home you can afford, you are budgeting sometimes 30 years into the future, based on your current life circumstances. But circumstances change, you may have switched careers, decided to refinance your home, or want different things out of life now.…


How to Find the Best Car Insurance

By Melissa Aguilar | March 9, 2022

Figuring out how to find the best car insurance can be difficult. There are so many companies all vying for your attention with flashy commercials and catchy jingles. As with most financial matters, what works best will be different for each person. But it’s always important to be as informed…


How to Avoid Expensive Home Repairs

By Melissa Aguilar | February 25, 2022

According to a survey done by the insurance company Hippo, 77 percent of homeowners ran into an unexpected problem within the very first year of living there. If you can stay one step ahead and figure out how to avoid expensive home repairs, you can save yourself a lot of…


Should I Refinance my Mortgage?

By Melissa Aguilar | February 17, 2022

Mortgage interest rates hit historic lows last year, according to the federal mortgage company Freddie Mac. While mortgage rates are expected to go up during the next few years, you can still reap the benefits of refinancing your mortgage and save thousands of dollars. What does refinancing my mortgage mean?…


Buying a Home in 2022 in this Crazy Market

By Melissa Aguilar | February 10, 2022

Buying a home in 2022 is difficult. In part due to the pandemic, the housing market has gotten increasingly competitive and difficult to break into for first-time homebuyers. According to Zillow, in July 2021 over half of homes were sold above their listing price. Buyers snapped up many of them…


Save Thousands with One Extra Mortgage Payment a Year

By Melissa Aguilar | January 31, 2022

When buying a home for the first time, most people need to take out a mortgage that will last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. But if you can make just one extra mortgage payment a year, it could not only save you thousands of dollars but could also take…


Are Home Inspections Worth It?

By Melissa Aguilar | January 20, 2022

It’s no surprise that buying a home can get very expensive quite quickly. You don’t just have to worry about a down payment or closing costs, but also all those hidden costs of buying a home. One of those costs that first-time home buyers might choose to forgo is a…

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How to Save Thousands on your Mortgage

By Melissa Aguilar | January 13, 2022

There are tons of hidden costs that go into buying a home. You don’t just have to worry about having enough for the down payment. After the closing costs, maintenance costs, and making your house feel more like a home, you could be out quite a bit of money. Luckily,…


What is a Credit Score?

By Melissa Aguilar | January 6, 2022

If you’re ready to start budgeting and getting your finances in order for the new year, you probably know how much that number can impact your money. But exactly what is a credit score? Let’s break down what makes up your FICO score and why it’s important. What is a…

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Hiring a Real Estate Agent: Do’s and Don’ts

By Melissa Aguilar | December 31, 2021

The home buying process has so many steps in it. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and be worried that you’ll miss a piece of paperwork or a procedure. Getting it all done can be a lot easier with the help of an expert. To find the best match for…