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Questions Employers Aren’t Allowed to Ask in a Job Interview

If you’re on a job interview and you’re being asked questions that are making you uncomfortable, it may be more than just a bad interview. Certain questions are illegal, and an interviewer is prohibited from asking them either directly or indirectly. Interviewers are usually trained in which questions they can ask and which they can’t. […]

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Self-Employment and Buying in HOA Neighborhoods – What You Need to Know

Neighborhoods that have Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs) present a special challenge for the self-employed. Depending upon what type of business you operate, you may find HOA neighborhoods to be something less than welcoming. In a worst-case scenario, it can even turn into a legal confrontation. That’s why you need to know exactly what you’re getting into […]

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How to Answer the Salary Question

It’s a very exciting time: You’re in a job interview, and you feel like it’s going well. You feel like you have a real shot at the job. And then they ask the salary question. Trying to decide how to answer the salary question can be difficult. You don’t want to ask for too little. […]

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How Will the Trump Tax Proposal Affect Homeowners?

On September 27, 2017, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping income tax reform. If enacted as presented, it will be one of the biggest changes in the US tax code in history. There are provisions in the proposal that also specifically affect housing and homeowners. What are the main changes proposed, and how will the Trump […]

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10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Score

If you’re shopping for a home, you’re probably also shopping for a mortgage. To get a great mortgage, you need a great credit score. But what if your credit score isn’t great? Here are some things you can do to improve your credit score: 1. Get copies of your credit report from the three major […]

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6 Things to Know About Running a Business Out of Your Home

Running a business out of your home feels like a dream for many people. And why not? You get to take advantage of low overhead costs, and you don’t  have to worry about a commute. But before you jump into a home business, you need to make sure it’s the right move for you. Here […]

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How to Begin Saving Money if You’ve Never Been a Saver

The biggest hurdle for a non-saver is just getting started. You can cook up all of the various savings strategies that you want, some of them brilliant, but none of them will move you forward if you can’t take that first step. That point should never be underestimated. Some people seem to be “natural savers”, […]

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7 Low-Cost Tips for Prepping Your Home for Winter

With winter coming, there’s a good chance you dread the spike to your heating bill. Whether you use gas or electric heat (or even if you have a fireplace or pellet stove), it can be difficult to keep the warm air in your home. The right preparation can help you avoid steep heating costs. But […]

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Should You Accept a Job with a Start-up Company?

A job opportunity comes your way, and it looks like one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. But it’s with a start-up company. Should you accept the job? It’s virtually impossible to generalize when it comes to start-up companies. Some people have taken such jobs, and it’s paid off handsomely. They may have even become millionaires as […]

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Should You Be The Stay-at-Home Parent?

This question is becoming increasingly important in an economy where both spouses work. But once a child comes along, hard decisions may need to be made. It may be that the cost of daycare and other expenses practically require that one spouse stay home. But if that’s the case, which spouse should be? Historically, the […]

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