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Whether you are a swinging single professional, a newly married couple hoping to put down roots or expecting your first child and are in need of more space, buying your first home is both exciting and daunting. This is the biggest purchase you will ever make and the longest financial commitment you will ever take on—30 years in most cases. Buyer’s remorse is all too common, and while there are no guarantees against it, there are some ways to minimize the risk. Here are some important considerations to help you in making this important decision. Crunch Those Numbers No one knows your finances better than you do, and just because you qualify for a certain amount of money on a pre-approval, does not necessarily mean

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  The Golden Isles is a popular attraction near both Georgia and Florida. The isles are made up of four islands and the mainland region of Historic Brunswick off of Georgia. There are many different things that you can do when you visit. The Golden Isles literally offer something for everybody. There are wonderful shopping centers and the isles have some wonderful places to go dining. Here are some things that you can try. Activities for Adventurists and Environmentalists The Golden Isles are a great place for people who enjoy traveling outdoors. Many people enjoy swimming in the warm, subtropical waters or taking in rays of sun on the beautiful Florida coasts. However, there are plenty of things you can do if you aren’t interested

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Car insurance, and any other type of insurance, are one of those bills that we particularly dislike paying; after all, we may never actually need to cash in on all those premiums we pay year in and year out. But, should we ever need it, we are sure glad we had it. Very few of us could cover the potential sky high costs associated with auto accidents.  You may be curious how rates are calculated, and here are some of the major factors insurance companies use to determine your premiums. Gender Men generally are charged more for auto insurance than women; a recent US study found that over the course of their lifetime, males paid more than 15,000 dollars than women for car insurance.  While

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Going on a trip is a time for splurging and indulging—you are supposed to have a good time so eat that dessert, opt for the taxi and stay in that extra fancy room. But, traveling long-term can be a bit of a different experience and you need to adopt a different mentality. If you are going to be spending months or years on the road, the ‘’I am on vacation’’ excuse is not really valid for constantly eating unhealthy food and skipping on regular exercise.  As I write this, I am about two years into my travels through Southeast Asia and during this time, I have experienced weight fluctuations that I have gotten under control. I would like to share what strategies have personally worked for

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