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Saving for a Ring or a House: Which Investment Should You Make? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Saving for a Ring or a House: Which Investment Should You Make?

The old rule for spending on an engagement ring was at least two or three months’ salary, which can overtake the amount spent on rent. Because most couples plan to buy a house after marriage, is there enough room in the bank for both? Rings and houses are considered investments, but knowing your options can help you draw your bottom line.

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Tips to Host a Fantasy Football Draft on a Budget

With the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos scheduled to kick off the NFL regular season Thursday night (8:30 p.m. ET, NBC), fantasy football season is a day away from starting. If you’re in charge of hosting the draft party, here are some tips for you!

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Revising Our Attitudes About Money - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Revising Our Attitudes About Money

In our last column, we time-traveled back to childhood to identify early lessons about the meanings of money and material things, and we looked at connections between those lessons and the way we handle money as adults. If you see such links, and you’re not happy with their effects on your current financial life, it’s time to make the move from self-exploration to self-change.

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Pay Off Your Mortgage Sooner by Changing What You Eat and Drink

You’d be surprised how easy it is to save $20 a week when you make a few small changes to what you consume. Here are four tweaks you can make to your eating and drinking habits which can net you extra cash you need to pay your mortgage off more quickly!

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Alternative Ways to Manage Your Budget

Managing a budget is something many are not taught. But it should be! While we live in the digital world where money is swiped faster than we can pull out coins, it can seem even harder to know where our money goes. Sometimes, it feels like there is no romance with our budgets. Why not be able to do what you want and get what you deserve in return? You can, and the answer is to date your pocketbook. Put a little romance into it for the perfect “marriage.”

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5 Ways to Budget for Your New Tax Increase

ince the expiration of the payroll tax holiday at the beginning of this year, most Americans have seen a 2% decrease in take-home pay. If you make $50,000 per year, your salary just got cut by $1,000. With the economy not quite at full steam yet, this decrease in available cash is probably putting a strain on many households. Read on for some helpful tips on how you can budget for the tax increase.

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Saving Some Extra Money for Your First Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Saving Some Extra Money for Your First Home

You would be surprised how much all the little extra stuff we buy adds up. By altering your little spending habits, you may start to save some big bucks and be able to buy your first house sooner than you think. Check out this list we’ve compiled of some ways you can change your spending habits to start saving up!

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Simple Ways to Supplement Your Income This Summer

Are you looking for a way to make some extra cash this summer? Join the crowd! Millions across the United States are looking to supplement their income for a variety of reasons – from funding vacations, to paying off loans or just trying to save for the future. Whether you’re working full time or not at all, here are some simple and effective ways to help fatten your wallet for the next three months and beyond!

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