Tara Mastroeni

How to Teach Your Child to Budget from a Young Age

How to Teach Your Child to Budget from a Young Age

By Tara Mastroeni / July 21, 2021
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The ability to create and stick to a budget is a life skill that is essential for every child to learn. However, financial acumen isn’t something that can be discussed once and internalized. Instead, it needs to be a knowledge…

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5 Home Improvements to Make During the Summer

5 Home Improvements to Make During the Summer

By Tara Mastroeni / July 16, 2021
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Summer can be a busy season. Between work, social commitments, and trying to find time to get away, it can seem like there is hardly any time to tackle the home improvement projects on your to-do list. Still, some home…

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4 Habits of a Financially Fit Homeowner

4 Habits of a Financially Fit Homeowner

By Tara Mastroeni / July 14, 2021
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Buying a home is one of the biggest financial milestones of a person’s life. However, getting the keys comes with a lot of expense and added responsibility. In light of that, we’ve brought you four habits of a financially fit…

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How New Real Estate Agents Can Build a Successful Business, According to Industry Veterans

How New Real Estate Agents Can Build a Successful Business, According to Industry Veterans

By Tara Mastroeni / July 13, 2021
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For new real estate agents, starting a successful real estate business is no easy task. That’s why we went ahead and asked industry veterans to share the best tips they have for agents who are just getting started. Keep reading…

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9 Healthy Dessert Recipes Your Kids Will Love to Snack on This Summer

9 Healthy Dessert Recipes Your Kids Will Love to Snack on This Summer

By Tara Mastroeni / July 9, 2021
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There’s no denying that almost every kid loves dessert. However, it’s also true that parents often want to do their best to make after-dinner treats as healthy as possible. In light of that, we’ve brought you nine healthy dessert recipes…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Rates Fall Across the Board, but Application Volume Continues to Dip

By Tara Mastroeni / July 8, 2021
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Mortgage rates fell once again this week, dropping to just 2.90% on 30-year, fixed-rate loans. Yet, despite the drop in rates, mortgage activity continued to decline overall. In particular, both purchase and refinance saw a decline over the last week.…

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Tapping the Equity in Your Home for Cash: When a Cash-Out Refinance Might Make Sense

Tapping the Equity in Your Home for Cash: When a Cash-Out Refinance Might Make Sense

By Tara Mastroeni / July 8, 2021
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If you own your own home, you may have heard that a cash-out refinance can be a solid option for big expenses. While this is true, not all large expenses are created equal. To that end, we have listed some…

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8 Baby Nursery Must-Haves: A Checklist for New Parents

8 Baby Nursery Must-Haves: A Checklist for New Parents

By Tara Mastroeni / July 7, 2021
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As a new parent, shopping for a new baby can feel intimidating. After all, there are so many products and brands on the market that it’s hard to differentiate between what you need and what’s not necessary. In light of…

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How to Create a Monthly Budget that Works for Your Household

How to Create a Monthly Budget that Works for Your Household

By Tara Mastroeni / June 28, 2021
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When you’re working on getting your finances in order, creating a monthly budget is one of the most fundamental steps you can take. However, if you’re newer to money management, this process can feel intimidating. In light of that, we’ve…

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10 Delectable Fourth of July Party Recipes

10 Delectable Fourth of July Party Recipes

By Tara Mastroeni / June 25, 2021
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Fourth of July is right around the corner and that means that summer is officially underway. While we had to stay separated last year, this year is different. We can gather once again! If you’re planning on kicking off the…

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