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What’s Ahead for the Housing Market?

Key takeaways “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra once said. In fact, it may feel impossible to make big financial decisions when so many factors are constantly in flux, from interest rates to inflation. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up several housing market forecasts to help you plan the […]
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What’s Ahead for the Housing Market?

Key takeaways “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra once said. In fact, it may feel impossible to make big financial decisions when so many factors are constantly in flux, from interest rates to inflation. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up several housing market forecasts to help you plan the […]

What Is the Fed Doing, and Why Should I Care?

Key takeaways: If you’ve read anything about financial markets or the economy in recent months, you probably know that the Federal Reserve – the central bank of the United States – has been raising interest rates, and it’s causing all kinds of disruptions in everything from mortgages to jobs. But there are a lot of […]

New Year’s Financial Resolutions

This is the time of year when many of us resolve to get healthy. We typically vow to adopt a variety of lifestyle changes, from hitting the gym to eating better to getting more sleep. While those are admirable goals, research suggests that we should also be making resolutions to improve our financial health.   The […]

Fun, Free (or Low-Cost) Fun: Winter Activities to Warm Your Season

Inflation continues. Daylight hours are waning. Temps are dropping. It may not sound like it, yet there’s a lot to love about winter. It really is possible to find activities that are fun and easy on the wallet. Here are a few that may work for you…or spur your imagination to create a season you’ll […]

Interest rates just went up again — but here’s the good news

Key takeaways: The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would raise interest rates half a percent, or 50 basis points. It’s the seventh time this year that the Fed has hiked rates, and the central bank is likely not done yet. But even though rate rises make it more expensive to borrow for things like […]

5 Tips for Holiday Budgeting

While the holidays are a time of joy, they can also cause a great deal of financial stress. Buying gifts, hosting holiday gatherings, and traveling to see family and friends can add up, leaving many consumers feeling cash strapped and unsure about how to manage increasing expenses. As a result, holiday shoppers often rely on […]

How to Keep Your Home Warm and not Break the Bank

Key takeaways Winter is coming – and in some parts of the country, it’s already here! As temperatures fall, naturally you can expect your home heating bills to rise. Inflation and natural gas shortages are causing prices to spike, with households using natural gas expected to pay 28% more to heat their homes this winter, […]

Money Monday: Why This may be the Best Time to Tap Your Home Equity

As the Fed continues to hike interest rates, now may be your best shot at accessing maximum equity in your home.

8 Steps To Building A Good Credit Profile

Looking to remodel your home, pay off your debt, or buy a car? If you don’t have the cash, you’ll need a good credit profile for a loan or credit card.

Unlock Technologies Customer Success Story: Marina

This success story features Marina, whose home equity agreement funded needed home repairs.

Money Monday: 6 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving More Meaningful – and Less Expensive

Things worth remembering about Thanksgiving: appreciation, gratitude, and money in your pocket.

Here’s How to Get Out of a Reverse Mortgage

Having second thoughts? Read on to learn how to get out of a reverse mortgage (and when that may be a good idea).
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