Laura Adams

Should You Buy a House?

by Laura Adams September 19, 2011

Since the mortgage meltdown, many people have become wary of the idea that home ownership is a lofty goal that every American should aspire to. There are obvious pitfalls to buying a home that you can’t afford or that you don’t plan to keep very long. But for most people, owning real estate is still […]

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How to Cut the Cost of College Tuition

by Laura Adams September 13, 2011

The ballooning cost of college has many parents and students on edge. If you’re trying to figure out how to afford a good college education, there are solutions. Don’t let the rising price tag of college keep you from moving ahead with the education you’ve been dreaming about for yourself or your children. If you […]

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Should You Invest In a Bond Fund?

by Laura Adams August 29, 2011

For the average investor, buying an individual bond can be intimidating because it takes some amount of expertise to evaluate them. In this article I’ll tell you about a great alternative—investing in a bond fund. What is a Bond? Let’s start by making sure you know exactly what a bond is. A bond is a […]

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Money Advice for Couples and the Newly Married

by Laura Adams August 23, 2011

If you got married this summer—congratulations! You’re starting a new, exciting chapter in your life. There are some important steps you should take to make sure that your financial life is on track. But even if you’re not married, the final tip of this article will give you money advice about how to communicate with […]

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What Is a 1031 Exchange for Real Estate?

by Laura Adams August 17, 2011

If you own investment or business real estate, you might be interested in how to sell it without paying any taxes. The IRS offers a great way to defer capital gains tax on real estate by doing a 1031 exchange. I’ll give you an overview of who’s eligible for this tax exemption and what type […]

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7 Money Tips for Savvy Travelers

by Laura Adams August 10, 2011

Whether you travel for work or pleasure, there are some great ways to manage money while you’re on the road. No matter if you’re jet-setting around the Mediterranean or stuck in a small town motel—if you have an Internet connection and an online banking account, you can take care of your finances. Plus, there are […]

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How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt

by Laura Adams July 27, 2011

If you have credit card debt you know it’s expensive. Carrying consumer debt on a high-interest credit card can drain your finances and be the source of a lot of stress. I read a troubling statistic that over a third of cardholders surveyed don’t even know the interest rate they’re paying on the credit card […]

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