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Nine Year Mortgage: Are financial plans just for the rich?? Many Americans assume that financial planning is only for those who have so much money spilling over that they do not know what to do with it. This is the opposite of the truth. Financial plans are for everyone, but unfortunately most people do not […]

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With today’s low interest rates, the last thing you want is to find out you don’t qualify because your credit score isn’t high enough. In today’s economy, there are some surprising things that can work to lower your score. 9 Year Mortgage presents ten things that you will want to avoid in order to keep your credit rating high.

Dieters, beware. Studies have shown that grocery shopping with a credit or debit card instead of cash increases the amount you spend on sweets and fattening foods by about 40%.

The logic behind this isn’t earth shattering, but it is still good to know if you want to keep your spending and your weight in check. 9 Year Mortgage knows that when you use cash, there has to be prior planning involved in the grocery list, and then there has to be a visit to the ATM for the right amount of cash. Your credit or debit card is there for a quick craving, but overall, cash is the better option for major grocery shopping.

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9 Year Mortgage recognizes that no one is perfect and as you strive to become in control financially, you may slip up from time to time. While you may feel remorse and guilt for the mistakes you have made with money it is important to move forward. 9 Year Mortgage invites you to focus on the positive instead of beating yourself up; here are 5 ways to move on after a bad financial decision.

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9 Year Mortgage: How Friends Can Negatively Impact Your Spending 9 Year Mortgage recommends you consider if your friends are helping or hurting you financially. Think about the restaurants your friends choose when you go out together; are they within your budget? Do you find yourself buying more expensive clothes or clothes you don’t need […]

 9 Year Mortgage discusses how to balance financial obligations in marriage Despite most relationships having a primary breadwinner it is still wise to develop both partner’s credit history and financial security. In many situations women make less in the work place than men and become stay at home moms when the couple begins having children. […]

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 9 Year Mortgage Advice: Teaching Financial Responsibility to Children The last thing you want as a parent is to see your child grow up to struggle with financial problems and debt like the hundreds of thousands of Americans who currently are.  9 Year Mortgage has 5 suggestions for teaching your children how to be money-smart. […]

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9 Year Mortgage Advice for Newlyweds- The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Couples Make

It’s wedding season, and while finances may not be the most romantic thing to talk about, having this talk is an essential part of avoiding financial mistakes. Since finances can be a source of conflict in marriage, 9 Year Mortgage suggests talking about your financial situations before tying the knot, which will help you avoid making these 5 mistakes.

9 Year Mortgage Shares The 6 Biggest Credit Card Mistakes you Should Avoid There’s a good chance that most of us have made at least one of these credit card no-no’s but, Nine Year Mortgage advises that you avoid making any of these mistakes in order to protect your credit score. 1. Paying your bill […]

6 tricks from 9 Year Mortgage on finding cheaper Summer is around the corner, and travel plans are being made. In these hard economic times it can be difficult to plan a vacation that won’t break the bank. It’s tempting to purchase inexpensive vacation packages, such as the ones offered by Groupon or discount travel […]

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In cultivating your credit score flawlessly I’m sure you’re the type of person who pays on time, and never leaves an outstanding balance, am I right? In your mind you’re golden! …Or are you. This may come as a surprise but these are not the key components to a superb credit score. Many consumers like you are unaware of what makes their credit scores move up and down.
Obviously you understand that the money that you spend and pay off per month in relation to your available credit effects your score but what you may not have realized is that they calculate your score from your total on your statement date and not the due date. You could have a balance that you don’t even know about which in turn hurts your credit, all the while you are unaware.

Here’s a little advice from 9 Year Mortgage on how to revamp your credit scores to what you want them to be while avoiding making those small decisions that can hurt big time.

So you’re finally at that age where you can retire, but the question is, can you? Most rush to leave the workforce, in years past up to half of retirees left their jobs by the age of 63. Because really, who wants to wait? You’ve been planning and saving and scraping for your retirement fund and now it’s finally time for you to relax and for all of that hard work to pay off. That is, if you did save and scrape and plan. A rising number of individuals in America now state that they do not feel confident that they will be able to retire by the age of 60; in fact only 13% of American employees feel confident that they will be able to live comfortably on their retirement fund. The financial doubt even reaches out to those who are already retired; over 70% have expressed worry that they do not have sufficient funds to support themselves for the rest of their retirement.
These days it isn’t simple to retire by any means but there are ways for you to get back on track with your plan. 9 Year Mortgage is here to help you take the first few steps towards the financial stability you deserve. Let’s take a look at some helpful advice and ideas to help you get to where you need to be.

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9 Year Mortgage recognizes that financial issues are the most common reason for divorce in the United States of America and would like to step in and make a few suggestions. Yes adultery, abuse, addiction, those are also reasons for divorce but the standing highest explanation and root of the separation is money. Communication and understanding should always be implemented into the conversation with a loved one while discussing finances. For example do not overlook the fact that you both grew up in very different homes therefore you have learned different budgeting and saving strategies from your parents. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you and your spouse from allowing your finances to get the better of your relationship.

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In a move that could discourage some merchants from accepting debit cards for small transactions, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. are raising the fees merchants pay for small ticket debit purchases. So what does this mean? Read on and 9 Year Mortgage will tell you.

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While the option to upgrade your credit card to Gold-status is becoming more available to average bankers and the new monthly $5 dollar charge for debit card users that Bank of America has announced, it is becoming harder to decide what the best financial decision is for you and your family. If you are hearing the rumors that your bank is going to start charging you for using a debit card or you seriously considering applying for one of the five credit card applications you get in the mail daily, 9 Year Mortgage would like to discuss the options and alternatives you have to debit cards or credit cards.

9 Year Mortgage believes that one of the bigger challenges for parents of college students is teaching them how to handle money. A checking account is a necessity, as is some kind of budget for books, supplies and living expenses. Then there is the big one…credit. So how do you go about getting a credit card for a college student and what are your best options, so that they don’t rack up a ton of debt? Read on and 9 Year Mortgage will give you some suggestions.

Do you consider yourself a hoarder? Most likely not, however there seems to be one item that nearly everyone has a problem downsizing or parting with: your wallet. 9 Year Mortgage finds it curious that both men and women have wallets that are continually growing and never shrinking, which is unfortunately more of an inconvenience for wallet-hoarders in the long run. Why you ask? Because one crime in particular is directly linked to thick wallets, and 9 Year Mortgage will give you one guess as to what it is…

With a growing number of merchants not accepting cash anymore and the U.S. Treasury printing fewer dollars, we are moving closer and closer to an all-plastic economy. This is great news for banks, credit card companies, and marketing establishments which can now go through our transactions and our personal lives in more detail. However is it a good idea to go all cash? What are some of the main reasons to cut back on spending with credit cards? Continue on and 9 Year Mortgage will go over 9 reasons why you should consider going all cash.

The next time you find yourself being asked by a sales clerk to sign up for a credit card, 9 Year Mortgage advises you to stop and think about your commitment to such a card. Can you afford to lose a couple points on your credit score? Will you be able to pay off your entire balance every month? Will you actually take advantage of the member benefits, or let them slide by?

The holiday season is over, but stores are not seeing a major decrease in spending by consumers like they have seen in the past. Contrary to thought, consumers are not planning on slowing down when it comes to their spending. Don’t be fooled with all this talk of increased sales and large savings accounts; credit card applications have been rising since 2009 and have been soaring since the fourth quarter of 2010.