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Understanding Primary vs. Secondary Home Mortgage Options

Understanding the differences between primary and secondary market lenders

A mortgage has become synonymous with home financing, but it’s important to understand there’s not just one type of mortgage. In fact, there are many different lending options at your disposal when it comes time to purchase your home, and

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What Microsoft’s sunset of Windows XP means for XP users

Laptop Computer and Mobile Phone.

As of April 8th, Microsoft has discontinued support of its Windows XP operating system, a system first introduced more than 12 years ago. This discontinuation of support is commonly referred to as a “sunset” within the technology industry. If you’re a

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Don’t like your business name? Change it!

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Having second thoughts about the name of your business? I have the solution to your problem. It’s called an Assumed Name or “Doing Business As” Certificate. Most people refer to such a thing simply as a DBA. Help!  I’m a square

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How to use a credit card without paying credit card interest rates

There’s something exciting about visiting another city and experiencing a different culture. So, several years ago, I started using a national credit card that rewards me with bonus miles for airline travel when I make purchases. While the bonus miles are a

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Why maintaining a personal financial statement makes borrowing easier

Let’s face it, we all know that bankers are a little different.  As a banker, I’m comfortable admitting that I do actually like to receive office supplies for Christmas.  In fact, one year I was especially crazy and asked for

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How to clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache

How to Delete Cookies and Cache

Have you ever experienced issues logging into a Web site? Many times, when you call a company’s technical support department, one of the first things they ask you to do is to clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache.  You

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Four lessons from the Target data breach

Perhaps the biggest media story of December occurred when news broke that the debit and credit card numbers of 40 million Target shoppers were compromised in one of the largest U.S. retail data breaches ever recorded. What made matters worse

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