Making Cents of it All:

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Welcome to Making Cents of it All: Financial Tips from MHV. Here you'll find simple, easy to implement suggestions on how to save money and make smart financial decisions that could add up to big bucks.

Preparing To Buy Your First Home


Buying a home can be a daunting task. The challenges of being a first-time home owner can be intimidating, particularly for people who are moving away from home. Let’s take a look at a few guidelines to help take some of the stress out of the decision.

4 Best Financial Tips for the New Year


Guest Contributor, Roberta Pescow from shares her four best tips to help create New Year resolutions for lasting financial growth and stability.

Protecting Your Identity During the Holiday Season


Whether you are doing your holiday shopping at the mall or online MHV has great tips to help you protect your accounts and identity.

How the New Mortgage Rules Change Real Estate Closings


Guest Contributor, MHV Mortgage Originator, Bill Walsh simplifies the new TILA/RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule, also know as TRID, when it comes to your mortgage closing in this month's article. 

5 Easy Steps to Save for Big Ticket Items


This month we feature an article from Tammy Greynolds at Learn how to strategize your savings to cover big purchases from the important things you need and those you just want. 

Setting up Your Small Business Office on a Budget


Learn how to shop smart when it comes to setting up your small business office space with 5 easy tips to help you save money.

Mid-Life Money Errors


While many people increase their commitment to investing and retirement saving between the ages of 40 and 60, they may fall prey to some common money blunders and inaccurate financial assumptions that can last into retirement. Our MHV Investment & Retirement Representatives can help you identify if you are making these common mid-life money errors and how to fix them before it's too late.

Take Your First Steps Before They Take Theirs: Financial Planning For The New Parent


Becoming a new parent is an exciting time. That little bundle of joy doesn't have to come with a bundle of financial worries. With just a little bit of preparation, you can get your newly expanded family on the right track to financial success. 

Getting Creative with Vacation Funding


Spend your next vacation relaxing instead of worrying about your finances with a little bit of planning. Cait Klien from gives you some great advice when it comes to saving for a vacation.

How to Avoid Home Buying Heartbreak


Don't set yourself up for new home heart break. Learn how a mortgage originator can help you avoid falling in love with a home you can't afford. 

The Hidden Costs Of Heart Disease: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Dollars


Learn how simple steps now could be the best investment in your financial future when it comes to preventing heart disease and all the healthcare costs that come with it. 

Investing In Their Future


Learn how to get your kids interested in investing through their favorite brands in this month's article.

APR Explained: Why A Lower Rate Is Your Highest Priority


The most confusing part of dealing with credit card debt is the monthly statement. The only part of it that's easy to understand is the "payment due" – and that's just the way credit card companies seem to like it. In truth, there's a lot of information on there that can empower you as a consumer. You owe it to yourself to do the homework and find the best deal for your money. 

FOMO: Do you live for now or for the future?


Fighting FOMO is a serious challenge. It may be best to fight fire with fire and think about what you might be missing out on in the future. Let's look at three ways you can use the Fear Of Missing Out to feed your financial future — rather than your financial fears.

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Sarah Kenney is the Marketing Communications Specialist for MHV.