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3 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Need To Avoid

Finance & Money Blog

Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but failing to properly research the process could sour the moment. There are many potential pitfalls that first-time homebuyers need to be wary of to avoid making a mistake that could have long-term implications. Before starting your search for your first home, here are some common mistakes to look out for.  Skipping Pre-Approval One of the biggest mistakes you can make when looking for a home is failing to get pre-approved for a loan before starting the search.

18 May 2016

3 Banking Tips For College Students

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It's graduation season, which means that a new crop of high school seniors will soon be preparing to leave their homes for the first time when they head to college in the fall. For many students, this will also be the first foray into managing their own finances, and it starts with choosing a banking account. Take a look at some tips that may help you, or a student that you know, choose a banking account that will meet their needs.

17 May 2016

Credit Score Tanked? 3 Ways To Improve Your Chances Of Securing A New Car Loan

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You're in the market for a new car, but your credit score is preventing you from being approved for financing. Don't give up. Just because you have bad credit now doesn't mean it will stay that way. In fact, with a little hard work and patience, you can improve your credit score so you can purchase the car you want. Here are three steps you can take that will help you repair your credit so you can get approved for your new car loan.

17 May 2016

Can Bail Be Denied in a Criminal Case?

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In most cases, when a person is arrested, a judge sets a bail amount. After the bail is paid, the defendant is released until his or her court date. However, there are some instances when the judge might refuse to set a bail amount. If your loved one was arrested and the bail was denied, here is what you need to know.  Why Was the Bail Denied? There are various reasons a judge might choose to deny bail.

17 May 2016

2 Reasons To Consider Utilizing A Financial Guidance Service

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A financial guidance service is a fantastic resource to have at your disposal, mostly because it can help individuals learn how to better manage their finances while also offering a number of different types of financial assistance. Listed below are two reasons to consider utilizing a financial guidance service. Down Payment Assistance One of the hardest purchases for many people to make is a house due to the high cost of the house and how difficult it can often be for low or middle-income families.

16 May 2016

Three Ways A Business Consultant Can Help Your New Enterprise

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Starting a business can be a stressful and extremely complicated task. Due to the costs involved and the competitive nature of business, these mistakes can drastically reduce your enterprise's chances of success. Fortunately, there are business consultants that specialize in helping new business owners get the most from their enterprises. In particular, there are three ways that these professionals can help your new enterprise. Organizational Structure Choosing an organizational structure for a company can be one of the most important tasks that you do.

13 May 2016

3 Types Of Bail You Need To Know About

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Having a run-in with the law is never something that you look forward to. If you find yourself in a position where you need to pay in order to regain your freedom after an arrest, you will likely need to know about the different bail options available to you. Here are three common types of bail you should consider when facing legal problems in the future. 1. Cash Bail Depending on the crime you are accused of committing, the amount the court requires in order to release you from lock-up may be nominal.

13 May 2016

4 Types Of Domestic Violence Orders You Need To Know

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If you have been involved in or accused of being involved in a domestic violence case, you may realize that a protective order has been filed against you. Even if you do not believe that the charges are valid, you must pay close attention to them. Failing to abide by a protective or restraining order may have severe consequences. Here are four types of orders you should know about: Emergency Protective Order

13 May 2016

3 Reasons To Capitalize On Pre-Seed Investment Rounds

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Acquiring the capital needed to get your business off the ground can be challenging. Many small business owners opt to use seed investors to help gather the financial resources needed for a successful launch. While seed funding still plays a valuable role in the start-up landscape, pre-seed rounds of financing are becoming more common. These rounds take place prior to the actual search for seed money to launch a company, and the money can be used to help you reach many important milestones.

13 May 2016

Small Business Owner? Why You Should Outsource Your Payroll

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If you're the owner of a small business, it's likely that you have a lot of irons in the fire.  Between hiring employees, administering benefits and dealing with other internal issues, it can sometimes seem like you're perpetually busy.  That's why it's such a good idea to outsource your payroll department.  When you outsource your payroll, you essentially allow a third party payroll company to cover things like wages and compensation.

13 May 2016