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Andrea Rodrigues
Saving

Let Us Help Make Your Summer Memorable

The arrival of Memorial Day is a sure sign that summer is on its way. And with it comes vacation plans, home improvements and upgrades, even a new dream home for some.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Business

Mortgage Originator and Mortgage Broker - What’s the Difference?

If this question came up in a pop quiz — What’s the difference between a mortgage originator and a mortgage broker? — would you know how to respond?

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Andrea Rodrigues
Security

ID Theft Not Limited to Just Those Who Are Living

The loss of a loved one can be a devastating experience. Unfortunately, there are cold-hearted criminals out there who will take advantage of this situation.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Budgeting

Life After College Calls for Smart Financial Decisions

Life is full of lots of decisions. And that becomes hugely apparent once you graduate from college.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Credit

Tips for Building Good Credit

Building good credit and maintaining it is kind of like running a marathon – it takes time, patience, and perseverance. But it’s worth it in the end.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Money Management

Need Help Buying a Home? Check Out Our Equity Builder Program!

Owning a home shouldn’t be a dream beyond your reach. With help from the Equity Builder Program, it can become a reality!

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Andrea Rodrigues
Credit

Free Is Good, Especially When Checking Credit

There’s nothing like getting something for free. And a free credit report ranks right up there with the best freebies.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Home Tips

First-Time Homebuyers

Spring is finally in the air, and that’s a sure sign that first-time homebuyers are out and about, looking for their perfect new home.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Money Management

Ways for Millennials to Stress Less About Finances

There’s no question that Millennials in the U.S. have significant financial power. On the other hand, many of them are distressed by their financial situation.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Budgeting

Owning or Renting? There’s Lots to Consider

To buy or rent? That’s not always an easy question to answer when it comes to deciding your living arrangements.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Home Tips

Ease the Pain of Prepping Your Home for Sale

Sometimes in life there are painful things you just need to do. And properly prepping a house for “show time” is one of them if you want to maximize your profit.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Security

How Secure Are You on Social Media?

It’s not as safe out there in the social media cyber sphere as you might expect.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Money Management

Ways to Avoid Burning Through Your Tax Refund

If you have a sizeable tax refund burning a hole in your pocket, put out the fire before you start splurging!

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Andrea Rodrigues
Money Management

Prepare Your Tax Return With Less Stress

The tax filing season is now upon us (feel free to groan out loud). But the good news is that the filing deadline to submit your 2015 tax return is not April 15 as usual.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Money Management

Why Pay More for Car Insurance?

Nobody likes to pay more than they have to for, well, almost anything. And that includes car insurance.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Security

Phone and Online Scams Switch Into High Gear During Tax Season

It’s tax return time, and that means it’s time for fraudsters to come out of the woodwork and prey on unsuspecting victims.

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Andrea Rodrigues
Budgeting

Some Affordable Ways to Spend Valentine's Day

You really want to give that special someone a memorable gift this Valentine’s Day, but you’re on a budget. Here are some inexpensive ways to play Cupid this year:

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Andrea Rodrigues
Any

Dreaming of a New Boat This Year?

Punxsutawney Phil has called for an early spring. That’s good news for warm weather fans, especially boat owners dreaming of bright sunshine and open waters.