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How to Pay Off Student Debt as Quickly as Possible

Graduating college can seem daunting. Especially when you have tens of thousands – or even hundreds of thousands – of dollars in debt waiting for you to repay. You’re not alone. According to the US Department of Education, the average student debt in 2018 was $33,310 and 2.7 million borrowers in…
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How to Take the Battle Out of Talking Money with Your Spouse

Yes, the well-known Beatles mantra, “all you need is love” sounds wonderful. Those of us in the work force, however, know that money helps out a little… you know, with affording food, shelter, and other basic requirements to live. Money is one of the most highly dreaded discussions in a relationship.…
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Why You Should Talk About Retirement in Your 20’s

“Retirement? Why talk about retirement? I’m in my 20’s – it’s still 40+ years away! I have student loans and credit card debt to pay off. Maybe after that.” Does that mindset sound familiar? Is retirement the furthest thing from your mind right now as you’re starting…
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Love Your Area but Not Your Home? Remodel!

Have you considered moving because your house is outdated, too small, or just not what you need anymore? If this idea is hard to fathom because you love your location and don’t want to relocate, remodeling is a great option. Reasons to Remodel The National Association of Realtors reported that after…
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Home Buying Process Timeline: How to Prepare

There are lots of benefits to owning a home, including putting money towards something that you own, rather than a property that you rent from someone else. If you’re thinking about buying a home and are wondering how long the process takes and when you should start planning, researching is a good…
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4 Things to Know About Government Mortgage Loans

Government loans are becoming a hot topic, especially for first-time home buyers. Why is everyone talking about government backed loans? How are they different from conventional mortgages? Like any type of loan, government loans have their pros and cons. For first-time home buyers – especially those…
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8 Tips for Buying a Home

Are you starting to think about buying a home? Whether a new home is on the horizon or you’re already knee-deep in the home buying process, Patriot has some home-buying tips for you to help the process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Start Saving for a Down Payment Early While there are financing…
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4 Practical Savings Tips to Get Started

Saving money doesn’t have to be so hard. Like any habit, saving money just takes some practice. Once you get used to consistently putting money away, its possible to save enough cash for emergencies, retirement, and other goals you’re hoping to reach. Here are 4 savings tips you can use to…
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6 Ways to Save on Home Improvements

If you’re a homeowner, you know that home repair, maintenance, improvements, and renovations can be expensive. You also know that a lot of maintenance and improvements are necessary to keep your home in good condition. Whether you need a not-optional roof repair or just really want a new kitchen,…
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