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  • Does Social Media Make You Spend More?

    Does Social Media Make You Spend More?

    Everyone from your pre-teen sister to your 85-year old grandparent has a social media account. They are usually free and can be set up in less than five minutes, so why not, right? With the trend continuing to grow, new sites regularly emerging, and people becoming more tech savvy with each passing year, do you know how social media might be affecting your wallet? As the trend continues to grow, new sites are developed, and people are becoming more tech savvy each passing year, how is social media affecting your wallet? Social media came into existence around 1997, but it truly exploded onto the scene in 2003 with sites like MySpace and LinkedIn. Fast forward fourteen years and not much has changed. During those beginning years, social media was used by individuals as a way to stay connected and socialize with friends and family. However, as social media become an integral part of our lives, consumers have demanded sites for different needs. There are at least 60 different social media sites worldwide, and no one is the same. They each serve a purpose for modern businesses and consumers alike, but do they have a hand in how much you spend?

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  • New Year's Resolutions: Toning Your Financial Health

    New Year's Resolutions: Toning Your Financial Health

    It's that time of year when many people set goals in the hope of changing their lives in the year to come. Whatever your plans, you may want to add a few small financial changes to your resolution list to help you make the coming year even better.

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  • Are You a Victim to Investment Fraud? Take 6 Steps to Recovery


    Investment schemes are all around us and we've heard a lot of them. They're that infomercial saying "double your income by using this new financial strategy", "we've got a top secret insider tip", or the "hey, do you want to get rich quick?". At first glance, they sound great and so we invest with the best intentions to only be blindsided soon afterward. It's sad to say, but many Americans fall victim to these schemes and lose not only their hard earned money, but their pride, and dignity. While investment fraud can cause havoc in your financial life, it's possible to bounce back from this situation. Below we have created an infographic to assist you with the 6 steps to take if you've been scammed by an investment fraud. 

  • How to Be Successful in the 4 Most Important Stages of Your Money Life

    4 stages title-1.jpgAre you thinking of ways to improve your final picture? No matter what your age, taking steps towards securing your financial life is always important. But how do you know what steps to take? Not surprisingly, things may be drastically different for someone in their 20s compared with those in their 60s.

    This article will walk you through the four main age demographics from millennials to those entering the golden age of retirement and how handling each stage differently can make all the difference when it comes to doing your "money life" right.

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  • The 3 Most Important (Retirement Savings) Questions to Ask Every Year

    The 3 Most Important (Retirement Savings) Questions to Ask Every Year

    We're coming into the busiest time of year, and naturally your schedule may be filling up with family gatherings, delicious food, and year-end adventures. 

    Before you get consumed by holiday parties and egg nog, take a moment and ask yourself these three questions to make sure you are ringing in the New Year knowing your retirement plan is in good order and up to date.

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  • I Want to Buy My First Home. Where Do I Start?

    I Want to Buy My First Home. Where Do I Start?


    This content was originally published on the Apex Home Loans blog.

    Finally decided to embark on your home buying journey? You’re not alone: millennials are projected to be the largest swath of home buyers in history with over 1.5 million household formations projected each year until 2024. Time is of the essence—here’s how you can get a jump on the competition.

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