personal finance
Older Americans Hit Hard: Redefining Retirement

Older Americans Hit Hard: Redefining Retirement

By Alanna McCargo Getting older and closer to retirement should bring joyful thoughts to mind of peaceful walks, a slower paced life, enjoying hobbies, volunteering, spending time with family,...Read More

If you must spend..try this!

Pick your favorite place where you spend money regularly (mine is Starbucks). Start a matching gift or stock purchase program today. Dollar for...Read More

Save Now. Your Future Depends on It!

MatterofMoney.com and MyHomeMatters Blog are proud to be a partner in the 2014 America Saves Week Campaign! Each year this national campaign brings...Read More

Another Year in the Rear: Check Your Financial Health!

By Alanna McCargo The New Year is the perfect time to reflect and renew your commitments to your health, your family, your faith and your finances....Read More

housing & mortgage
Is A Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Is A Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Written by Alanna McCargo. Originally published in Equifax Finance Real Estate on 4/30/15. According to an August 2014 study conducted by Merrill Lynch, when it comes to homeowners, seniors tend to...Read More

Homeownership Advocacy: Affordable Housing Needs Your Voice & Support.

As a volunteer and advocate for Habitat for Humanity and its mission to make homeownership accessible to more families in need, I am sharing the...Read More

What You Need to Know About the 2014 Mortgage Market

Written by Alanna McCargo on December 10, 2013. Originally Published on Equifax Finance Blog in Real Estate This year has been a particularly busy...Read More

DC Habitat Launches ‘Homes for Vets’ on the National Mall

By Alanna McCargo This week, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC launched its Home for Vets campaign on the National Mall. The week started...Read More

credit & debt
Credit Matters: Keys To Building Healthy Financial Relationships

Credit Matters: Keys To Building Healthy Financial Relationships

By Alanna McCargo Credit is a critical and fundamental part of our nation’s financial economy and history. It is the trust that allows one party to provide resources to another party without...Read More

Remember Your Long-Term Financial Goals this Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing. People are shopping, spending, preparing, traveling and visiting. The holidays bring a feeling into the air that...Read More

Broken relationships: Consumer credit is out of balance

By Alanna McCargo Credit is a fundamental part of our financial picture. It involves trust, willingness and capacity to pay what you owe. Your...Read More

Black Economics: It’s a Matter of Fact; History Does Repeat Itself

By Alanna McCargo Martin Luther King, Jr said it best: “There is no gain without struggle.’ These words in the context of the current day should...Read More

Real Barriers to Homeownership

New entrants to homeownership will need more financial education resources, training and financing programs to help navigate the process and become successful homeowners. First time homebuyers, millennials, new immigrants, minorities, women head of households are all projected to be the demographic types that will drive housing demand in the future. New focus, financial literacy programs, housing programs and credit access methods will be key to successfully serving the new housing market.

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Homeownership Advocacy: Affordable Housing Needs Your Voice & Support.

As a volunteer and advocate for Habitat for Humanity and its mission to make homeownership accessible to more families in need, I am sharing the below advocacy letter that everyone can send to their state and local representatives. Homeowners of the...Read More

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