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What is a cash out refinance?   Bottom line…. It is refinancing your mortgage for more than you currently owe and pocketing the difference. Your home can be a piggy bank, transforming your equity in to cash to use in multiple ways. 

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Mother’s Day!  What does it mean for all Mothers and how do they want to celebrate the day?   

Do some want to spend time with their kids with a meal at home?  Or do they prefer going out to eat? Do some Mother’s want to be surprised with breakfast in bed? 

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I don’t often use the paper cutter at work anymore. On the rare occasion I do, I think about my Grandma Lucy and the times she worked as a substitute teacher at my grade school. You see, when Gram was filling in, I could lead the class in an art project of my choosing. Most of the time it involved cutting strips of colored paper to make paper chains. I remember the collective groans of my classmates when it was clear our regular studies would be replaced with yet another meaningless art adventure, but I loved it!

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We truly do experience all types of weather in Minnesota, especially in the Twin Cities area.  We’ve had record highs, close to 70 degrees, then 39 degrees for highs, just days later. 

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Your adult child has finished school and is now starting a new life — at home. According to a Pew Research Center survey, over half of parents in the U.S. with adult children say they helped their adult kids financially in the previous year. Some of that help came in the form of letting their kids move back home. If you’ll be welcoming a “boomerang” child, here are some tips to know.

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My Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl on February 7. I have been a diehard Broncos fan since they signed Peyton Manning back in 2012. I have a wealth of orange and blue Broncos collateral throughout my house, including a Peyton Manning shrine in the middle of my living room. You might say I bleed orange during football season and everyone within earshot knows if they are having a good game or have had better days.

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Rushing to file your tax return increases the chances of error, which can delay your refund, trigger an audit or cause you to have to pay more later. Here are some of the most common tax mistakes to avoid.

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Credit and credit scores is one of those areas many people ignore or don’t think about until it is too late. Several of my peers will tell me about credit card debt they have accumulated in college, but what many of them don’t know is exactly how much that hurts you and any co-signer’s credit in the long run. For parents or guardians who co-sign on their student’s credit cards or loans, or students who currently have credit, it’s tremendously important to know the following facts.

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I left my cell phone at work the other day. I didn’t realize it until I got home and reached into the side pocket of my purse to pull it out. Nothing.

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Retailers and many shoppers alike look forward to the holiday season, when 75% of consumers are expected to spend at least as much or more than they did last year, research shows.

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