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Living in a Downtown Setting - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Ways to Save in a Downtown Setting

I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.

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Are You Ready to Let a Computer Do Your Investing? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Are You Ready to Let a Computer Do Your Investing?

USA Today points out that computerized trading is a big part of Wall Street these days. However, it’s not just these major players that are seeing this type of computerized trading. Individual investors can also take advantage of this type of investing with the help of autopilot programs that make the investing decisions for you.

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How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year's Eve Party - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year’s Eve Party

It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do it than with a New Year’s Eve party. But after all the holiday shopping, traveling and get-togethers, money can be pretty tight. So how do you throw an awesome New Year’s Eve party on a small budget? The Zing Blog has a few tips for you. From planning to party night, we’ll help you stay within your budget and still impress your loved ones.

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Six Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Ideas - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Six Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Ideas

With the holiday season comes a rush of holiday parties, and no one would blame you for joining in on the fun and hosting a party of your own. However, if you’re like me, your party vision far outweighs your party budget. A distinct lack of funds doesn’t have to mean a lack of parties! If your friends and family have a sense of fun, consider throwing one of these alternatives to your average fancy holiday bash.

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How to Visit New York on a Budget - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Visit New York on a Budget

The Big Apple, Gotham, The City That Never Sleeps – whatever you call it, New York City is a place that everyone should visit at some point in their life. The trouble is that visiting New York City can potentially put a damper on your bank account. I recently visited a few friends and family in Brooklyn and actually managed to come out under budget. It’s possible to eat, drink, explore and shop in New York for a reasonable price, so follow this guide for my best tips.

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Is Black Friday Obsolete? Michiganders Talk Retail Hours

Some Michiganders aren’t impressed after three giant retailers announced that for the first time, they would open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to stay competitive during tough economic times.

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Car Leasing: Do's and Don'ts - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Leasing a Car: Dos and Don’ts

My first time leasing a car was a bad experience, although I learned valuable lessons that helped me when it came time to lease again. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you’re considering leasing a car, take a look at the pointers I have before you make any decisions.

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Turning 30? Three Money Moves to Make Right Now - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Turning 30? Three Money Moves to Make Right Now

For many young Americans, turning thirty represents a huge milestone; as people begin to live longer, the time that we’re “allowed” by society to remain footloose and fancy free has begun to extend well into our twenties. But alas, this prolonged adolescence can’t last forever. As we Millennials begin to approach age thirty, the pressure to get our lives in order starts to get dialed up. So if your days as a twenty-something are numbered, seriously think about taking these three important financial steps as soon as you can.

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Save vs Splurge: Watch NFL Games in Person or at Home? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Save vs Splurge: Watch NFL Games in Person or at Home?

Now that the National Football League (NFL) season is officially underway, fans have tough decisions to make. Between tickets, parking, concessions and anything else associated with going to a football game, it’s expensive. What is the true costs associated with attending a game for a family of four? Read ahead to find out!

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Saving for a Down Payment - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Organize Your Finances Before Buying a Home

Before your house hunting adventure begins, get your finances in order. Here are the steps prospective homeowners should take to get their finances organized before making one of life’s biggest commitments.

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