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Five Money-Saving Fix-Ups for Spring - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Five Money-Saving Fix-Ups for Spring

Don’t slack on this DIY spring upkeep designed to prep your pad for warmer weather, cut down on rising energy bills and curtail potentially high repair or replacement costs in the future.

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The Cost of Repairing Shoes Vs. Buying New Ones - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

The Cost of Repairing Shoes Vs. Buying New Ones

Shoe repair can be as simple and cheap or complex and expensive as you want it to be, but, like your shoes themselves, you usually get what you pay for.

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First Quarter Home Insurance Premiums Up Slightly

Where do U.S. homeowners insurance premiums stand after the first quarter of 2014? That depends on your perspective. If you take the short-term view, the average cost of a year’s worth of coverage increased to $810 in the first quarter – up a whopping .6% from the from the previous quarter. But if you prefer a longer view, the average fell 6.5% from the first quarter of 2013, when it was $864.

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Financial Tips from "The Office's" Michael Scott - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Financial Tips from “The Office’s” Michael Scott

Dunder Mifflin Regional Manager, Michael Scott, continually finds himself in dire monetary straights due to his clever financial maneuvering. So I’ve gathered five examples from the life of Michael Scott to show you how not to be financially responsible.

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Financial Effects of Getting Married

Marriage is a wonderful, joyous event, but almost invariably, it’s one that brings with it a lot of changes. Some of those changes are financial, and ought to be discussed before the wedding. Here are some financial effects of marriage to consider!

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Four Ways to Make Saving Money Easier, More Fun and More Regular

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 25% of American families and over 38% of American adults have no emergency fund or savings to fall back on. That’s scary. If you need to start saving but find traditional savings accounts too boring, maybe you should consider one of these alternative options.

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Costs to Look Out for (and Avoid) When Leasing a Car

Like so many transactions these days, car lease agreements are calculated to provide the dealership with a maximum amount of dough while providing you with a minimum amount of product/service. So what else is new, you say? Well, let’s do some digging into all the fine print, because the dealer’s definitely in[to] the details.

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National Financial Literacy Month. What's That? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

National Financial Literacy Month. What’s That?

Each calendar month is dedicated to building awareness about a particular cause (or causes). The most popular being American Heart Month (February) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), but do you know what April brings awareness to? April is National Financial Literacy Month. It’s an entire month dedicated to promoting financial education across America. Read on to find out more!

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Tax Refunds Jump-Start New Car Purchases

GoBankingRates says it studied auto loan details from more than 6,000 financial institutions and statistics gathered from eBay Motors to project that about 25 percent of Americans would use refunds to grab a fresh ride.

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Budget

Friday or the end of the month hits, and you’re riding high: money is flowing into your account, you can settle all your bills and maybe even go out with friends to celebrate. But just a few short weeks (or even days) later, you’ve hit a low – both emotionally and in your checking account. So just know that it’s not you, it’s your budget. And there are a few things to consider to help make budgeting a realistic, everyday part of your life and stick to a system that works. Here are a few tips on creating a system that works.

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