4 American Castles (and the Strange People Who Built Them)

October 27, 2014 by Leave a comment

For a country with such an intolerance for royalty, the United States has sprouted a suspicious number of castles. But while many people are familiar with the stuffy, Gilded Age palaces of the Vanderbilts and the Astors, most know less about the stone-and-mortar oddities erected by people who felt they needed a real castle—turrets and all—in... View Article

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Getting Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

October 24, 2014 by Leave a comment

You can raise your credit score, save enough cash for closing costs, and maintain accurate financial records. However, if you don’t have at least a 20 percent down payment when buying a house, you’ll have to pay private mortgage insurance. Private mortgage insurance is required on all mortgage loans with a loan-to-value ratio greater than... View Article

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Tips for Navigating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2014 by Leave a comment

Since the eighties, breast cancer awareness has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. Sure, this means good things for research and prevention, but it also means scammers have popped up hoping to make a quick profit off the generous. Here are some tips for ensuring that your money makes the biggest impact it can. Avoid donating to “raise... View Article

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