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Getting the best rate on your mortgage

Getting the best rate on your mortgage

Homebuyers, you may be losing cash without realizing it. Here are steps people are *not* taking that are costing them a lot of money.

Solar Panel Installation Guide

Is your power bill getting too costly? Now may be the time to consider installing solar at your home. Residential solar installations are expected to be up 50% year over year. A small number of states where laws are favorable to solar account for a big chunk of that growth: ...

 

Do You Know What Your Mortgage Interest Rate Is?

More than 1 in 3 of us are clueless about what our mortgage interest rate is, according to a new BankRate.com survey. Think about it: Your mortgage is the #1 expense in our lives and 33% of us don't know what interest rate we're paying! What you don't know can ...

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There are actually 2 low-cost price leaders this month for fixed rates, according to the Georgia Public ...

 

Is a Biweekly Mortgage Plan a Good Idea?

While listening to the Clark Howard Show a few months back, a listener called in to ask if a biweekly mortgage plan (a program where you make half your mortgage payment every two weeks rather than once per month) was a good idea. I was shocked when Clark emphatically told ...

Digital Thermostats: Worth the high price tag?

Digital Thermostats: Worth the high price tag?

Buying a new digital thermostat can really cut heating costs. Clark has been testing the Nest digital thermostat for months.

Find the Best Interest Rates for a Mortgage or Refinance

It is a terrible fact of life that getting a mortgage is the biggest pain in the rear just about of any financial thing you will ever have to do. Just when you think you've given them every last document, then the lenders come up with something else you need ...

 

Buying a DIY Alarm System Will Save You Money

A couple of months ago my wife and I had somebody break into our house at 4 a.m. in the morning and this made it apparent that we needed to get some sort of security system. We originally thought that our two dogs would have been enough to scare someone ...

 

9 Areas of Your Home That Need Winter Preparation

I know it just seems like we just Autumn-proofed our homes, right? Yet while you may not have as many problems as your aunt in Billings, Montana, as the temperature drops, you definitely need to get ready for old man winter… Here are 9 areas of your home that need ...

 

Your Guide to Christmas Lights Safety

Nothing quite says ‘Happy Holidays’ like hanging roughly 25,000 lights on your house, by your house, in your house, in your trees, on your shrubs, on your lawn… Holiday lighting is a fun, festive way to celebrate.  I don’t know about you, but I love to drive around town and ...

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