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 dollar, put the matching funds you spend for the...Read More

Save Now. Your Future Depends on It!

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 needed focus and attention to issues, challenges...Read More

Another Year in the Rear: Check Your Financial Health!

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. For your annual financial health check-up, there is...Read More

Avoid Breaking the Bank during the Holidays!

Avoid Breaking the Bank during the Holidays!

The Holidays don’t sneak up on us. They don’t take us by surprise. They arrive faithfully at the same time every year. So, there should be no surprises or emergencies when it comes to...Read More

Three Reasons Refinancing Your Mortgage is So Complicated

Three Reasons Refinancing Your Mortgage is So Complicated

By Alanna McCargo (Originally Published on Equifax Finance Blog – 9/13/13) Mortgage interest rates are on the rise, but today’s rates are still well below the historical average of 7...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.

“If you get, GIVE. If you learn, TEACH.”

-Maya Angelou
4/4/28 – 5/28/14

 

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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