Take these 4 steps to clean up your financial house

Take these 4 steps to clean up your financial house

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(BPT) Are you feeling good about your finances? Or do phrases like “account balance,” “credit score” and “retirement savings” give you a twinge of anxiety? Don’t worry, you’re in good company. Only 24 percent of the millennial generation have basic financial literacy, according to the National Endowment for Financial Education. When it comes to getting […]

One school’s impact on the city of Chicago / Building Wealth through Education

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(BPT) One hundred years ago, the poet Carl Sandburg famously called Chicago the “hog butcher of the world,” and the “nation’s freight handler.” The character of the city has changed with each decade, and throughout the years. Chicago has established itself as an educational hub, with world-class research universities, robust community colleges and ample opportunity […]

5 home-buying tips for first-timers and old-timers

5 home-buying tips for first-timers and old-timers

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(BPT) Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things […]

How can buying now save you money later?

Do the math: Buying a Home now may save you a lot

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(BPT) – It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. […]