There are a few things that you can do to make applying for a mortgage go more smoothly and give yourself a better chance of success. By preparing to apply for a mortgage correctly, you can receive the best interest rate that you qualify for and save money on your mortgage. The key is that you should start working early when you decide that you want to apply for a mortgage. Here are a few ways that you should do when preparing to apply for a mortgage. Compare Mortgage Loans The best way to get the best interest rate is to compare different … [Read more...] about How to Make Preparing to Apply for a Mortgage Go Smoothly
I didn’t realize that my wife and I may need vacant home insurance after deciding to become landlords until a family member mentioned it. You are at risk of violating your homeowner’s insurance policy if you move out, no one is living in your home, and you do not have the right insurance coverage. You run the risk of having a claim denied because you did not keep your insurance company informed of changes to your situation. What Is Vacant Home Insurance? Vacant home insurance is just what it sounds like. When you move out of your home and … [Read more...] about Not Living At Home? You May Need Vacant Home Insurance
Here is the next installment in our the Reader’s Questions Series which highlight questions emailed to me by you, the readers of Money Q&A. Be sure to find out at the end of this article how you can receive a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover if your money question is chosen to be featured on a future week’s blog post. If you're not familiar with Dave Ramsey's book, you should run right out and get it. It is one of my top ten best personal finance books that everyone should … [Read more...] about Reader’s Question: What Is The Savers Tax Credit?
The following is a part of Yakezie’s blog swap from Dannielle. She blogs about personal finance and Barbados at Odd Cents. You can check out my post on her site this morning as well about the best investment advice I ever received - Start Early! For someone that’s now getting acquainted with the investment world, I’ve been trying to get as much advice as I can. In the last six months, I’ve attended seminars, done research online and asked friends for specific investment advice. As a result of my persistence, I’ve received several helpful … [Read more...] about The Best Investing Advice I Ever Received
A merchant account is an arrangement a merchant makes with a bank or other merchant account provider in order to facilitate payments with a credit or debit card. Obtaining a merchant account is a necessary step for an online store wishing to accept payments online rather than having payments mailed to them. If you have an online store and want to accept credit or debit card payments, efficiently, you will need a merchant account. You can compare merchant service providers online, which will help you find the best providers for you and … [Read more...] about Obtaining A Merchant Account For Your Online Store
This is a guest contribution from Bill Hazelton, CEO and Founder of Credit Card Assist, a leading pro-consumer, credit card information resource. It takes a lot of guts to run a small business these days. You need to be your own boss, your own IT team, your own cleaning crew and, most importantly, your own accountant. Typically, money is always tight in the first year (or few years for some), and things will only get tougher if you can’t find sources of financing to support your early growth track. The problem is that ever since the … [Read more...] about Five Creative Ways To Fund Your New Small Business