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Are You Financially Compatible on Retirement?

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Couples show their love for one another in various ways, such as going on romantic dates or weekend getaways, buying flowers or preparing home-cooked meals together. While these are the classic displays of affection, the truth is, realizing a common future together may be the ultimate sign of love—and establishing long-term financial goals is a […]

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Google Fiber Coming to the Triangle?

by Elle Martinez
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Last night I got an email alerting me that Google Fiber is expanding and the Raleigh/Durham area is on the list as a potential location. Right now the company is talking with mayors in nine metro areas across the country, evaluating the current infrastructure and examining the feasibility of bring their service. What is Google […]

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Buying a House? Get a Home Inspection

by Elle Martinez
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One of the best things you can do for yourselves when buying a home is getting a top notch home inspector.  While a great real estate agent can help you find a beautiful home, a great inspector can give you some peace of mind with making sure the house is ready to be a home […]

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Switching to Simple for My Personal Checking

by Elle Martinez
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One thing I’ve written about quite a few times is how important it is to find a bank that works for you and your needs. We discovered this firsthand with our joint accounts when we were having problems with the service at our previous bank. Fed up, we made the switch to ING Direct, now […]

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State of the Student Loan

by Elle Martinez
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Last month, I shared our goal for 2014 – getting rid of the student loan by the end of the year. I explained why we wanted to do it and mentioned that I’d be doing monthly updates, so here I am sharing our progress for last month. Funny thing about monthly updates is that when things […]

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TurboTax Online Review (and Giveaway)

by Elle Martinez
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With tax season upon a us, I wanted to go ahead and share how we take care of our own. We’ve been using TurboTax to handle our family’s tax needs for the last couple of years and we’ve been very happy with them. When we started our taxes this year, I noticed that there have […]

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Raising a Toddler – 2013 Costs

by Elle Martinez
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Becoming parents has been the biggest change we’ve experienced as a couple. When we found out we were going to having a baby, one of the first things we sat down and talked about -after celebrating about the news!- was making sure we had a financial cushion. How Much Does It Cost to Raise a […]

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