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It’s one of the most common tropes in this country – the “American Dream.” For millions of Americans, that dream entails stability and comfort: getting married and having a family, having a stable and well-paying job, and owning a home. But for millions of other Americans, owning property, whether it’s a smaller condo or larger home with a backyard, is not ideal for a variety of reasons. According to RealyTrac, between 2007 and 2014, roughly 7.3 million homeowners lost their homes due to the Great Recession. Thus, it comes as little surprise that the ownership rate has fallen▸ continue reading
At one point or another, every adult experiences their own version of temporary economic anxiety. When those times come around, it’s normal to start cutting back on nonessential expenditures – and if you’re in a committed relationship, date nights are often one of the first cuts on the chopping block. Oftentimes it’s easy to assume date nights are going to cost a lot of money, as nice romantic restaurants can be expensive, and going to the movies can take a financial hit on your wallet. Of course, date nights are important to keeping your relationship healthy and active,▸ continue reading