Why Paying Off Debt Could Actually Hurt Your Homebuying Chances

How you plan and budget your finances can have a big effect on whether or not you can qualify for a home loan. For sound financial planning purposes, eliminating the expenses in your life that contain the highest interest rates first is generally a good approach. After all, why pay more interest, right? But it's not always that simple...

Do You Really Need to Buy a Snow Blower?

It’s the same every time a big winter storm approaches: the grocery shelves are stripped of food, the liquor store empties out of everything but crème de menthe, and the local hardware store sells out of snow shovels, salt and snow blowers.