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What is a Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro?

Dave Ramsey is one of the most trusted names in personal finance. Through his radio show, podcast, conferences, books, and his Financial Peace University, Dave has been a leader in helping people get on their financial feet, pay off debt, and build wealth. As a...

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Preapproved or Prequalified: Which is Best?

When buying a home, the words “prequalified” and “preapproved” are often part of the initial conversation. They may sound the same, but they are actually quite different. Having one over the other could potentially save you thousands of dollars during your next home...

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Will A Glass Claim Increase My Premium?

One of the most common insurance claims filed in Arizona is a glass claim. The desert landscapes and constant road construction in the Metropolitan Phoenix Area make cracks and chips in a windshield almost unavoidable. As a result, we are often asked, “If I file a...

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Should I Invest In Stocks or Bonds?

When making any type of investment, you always want to get the most bang for your buck. Investing in stocks and bonds is great. Practically speaking, it’s simple: it doesn’t require a lot of capital and you can see the value of your investment daily. However,...

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Should I Manage My Investments?

Just about everything is available at our fingertips. We can purchase goods and services, connect with people worldwide, and even do our banking all from the convenience of a smartphone. Advancements in technology and literal hands-on management make the possibilities...

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How Do I Budget? 

I get it—budgeting can be difficult, but it’s the baseline for financial health. Budgeting is the art of telling your money where to go. If your financial picture looks bleak, chances are you haven’t been actively budgeting. Below are a few ways to start stepping in...

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Do Claims Increase My Insurance Payments?

No one insurance agent can say exactly how a claim will impact insurance payments. However, I can help you make a more informed decision by providing some insight into how insurance companies think. Before we dig into how insurance companies think, let’s look at how...

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How Long Does It Take to Close a Mortgage?

Buying a house is something most people dream of accomplishing in life. It is also one of the largest purchases most will make. It is both exhilarating and slightly nerve racking. If you have a desire to purchase a house, you have most likely asked, "how long does it...

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