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Renting Apartments Saves Your Travel Dollars

Traveling costs money, no doubt about it.  The costs in traveling are transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment.  Thankfully, there are lots of nifty ways to…


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Is Refinancing A Good Option?

I’ve been watching the mortgage interest rates for a long time, wondering and calculating:  Is this the right time to refinance our mortgage?  There are…






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Why Your House Won’t Sell (Or Rent)

We are one of those crazy military families who bought a house when we were first married, and we’ve lived in it more than once…


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A Resource for Renting

Whether you are a homeowner who needs to rent your house, or a renter looking for a new home, the Department of Defense has a…



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Timeless Pre-Deployment Financial Planning

This piece isn't new, but it is still great.  Jeff Rose at Good Financial Sense wrote about his experiences with money and deployment in Managing…


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Energy Efficient for the Apartment Crowd

Sometimes it seems that energy efficient advice is all directed to homeowners:  get new windows, buy a more efficient hot water heater, you know the…




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5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

If you overpaid taxes last year, you’re getting a refund sometime this spring. That chunk of cash can quickly disappear out of your bank account…


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Lessons from a Non-Paying Tenant

Most people agree that a non-paying tenant is a bad thing.  It is, but I've learned a lot from my current experience with a non-paying…


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Becoming A Landlord? 6 Ways to Prepare

There are lots of reasons that you might be considering renting out part or all of your home.  Maybe you are PCSing and your house…