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Shannon Martin

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Tax-Deductible Charitable Donations – Everyone Benefits!

It’s that time of year again. The spirit of the holidays inspires charitable giving. This is the time when those of us who are fortunate enough to have what we need – and sometimes more – really feel the desire to share our wealth (meager as it may be). And, don’t delay. If you donate before the end of the year, you can claim your donation(s) on your 2011 tax return.

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Where to Find Layaway Deals for Holiday Shopping

If you don’t have the cash in hand to plunk down for your holiday gifts, consider layaway. While it’s not free, it will keep your credit card balances down, so you don’t end up paying for your gifts after the holidays.

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How to Split Your Bills Fairly - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Split Your Bills Fairly

When people live together, in a relationship or as roommates, paying bills together can be tricky. Here are some strategies to help you split bills fairly.

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Mortgage Assistance Benefits Expanded for Many in California

The California Housing Finance Agency broadened its benefits and eligibility requirements. More families will qualify for assistance, and therefore more will be able to stay in their homes.

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What Is FACTA - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Shred It to Protect It: Prevent Identity Theft

The effects of identity theft can be long lasting. Protect yourself by following these helpful steps, shredding documents and monitoring your credit report.

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Electrical Safety, Your Toddler and You! - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Buying a Home That’s Easy to Childproof

Here are a few questions you should consider when buying a family home, followed by a checklist to help make sure your little ones are safe once you move in.

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How to Winterize Your Windows and Doors - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Winterize Your Windows and Doors: Keep Your Heat Inside!

Follow these easy steps to winterize your windows and doors!

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Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Tickets Raise Funds for Cancer Research - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Tickets Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Quicken Loans and Alumni Mortgage donated two sets of Carrier Classic tickets for auction, bringing in $45,000 for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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