How to Get the Most out of Black Friday Shopping

by Sara Seeger 24. November 2014
Black Friday has been known as the official “kick-off” for the holiday shopping season. It is a good time to shop for gifts for people for the holidays, or to get a great deal on that big ticket item you’ve been wanting all year. Even though retailers have begun airing holiday deals earlier and earlier each year (this year they started in September!), consumers can still receive plenty of savings on items they want during Black Friday. If you are someone who is planning to ven... [More]

Smart Ways to Save on Your Wedding

by Sara Seeger 2. October 2014
Weddings are expensive, it's a fact. If you've come across our recent wedding infographic, you've seen how much a wedding in Maryland costs on average (after you have recovered from the price shock). Don’t worry grooms and brides-to-be! There are ways to cut costs on your dream day without sacrificing the most important aspects of your wedding. The Date Consider scheduling your wedding in an off-peak time, such as November or most of January through March. Where there is less competition f... [More]

Down Payment Savings Tips for the Newbie Home Buyer

by John Stephens 31. July 2014
Saving enough for a 20% down payment on a home can be one of the toughest financial challenges most people will ever take on. With the median existing U.S. single-family home price at about $213,000, that means pulling together more than $40,000 – a veritable mountain of cash. Yet reaching that goal can be done. It just takes planning, patience and discipline. Here are some tips to help you map your path to home ownership: [More]


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