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.

Should I Start My Own Business

05/01/2016

MHV Business Loan Officer, Barry Sutton shares the 6 important questions to ask yourself to see if you are really ready to start your own business.




Financial Literacy Month Is a Great Time to Start Saving

04/04/2016

Guest Contritbutor, Tammy Greynolds from America Saves talks about the importance of saving in honor of Financial Literacy Month and how to assess if you have the best savings plan for your needs.




Designing an Investment Portfolio

04/01/2016

Guest Contributor, Jason Netrosio of the MHV Investment & Retirement Center walks you through the steps of putting together your own investment portfolio. 




Your Real Net Worth

03/01/2016

Your net worth is a number that’s good to know and check each year. However, when you calculate your net worth, it can be easy to overlook all of the value in your life that might not translate directly to you’re your bottom line.  We’ve got a short breakdown for you, along with a way to maximize the value in your life while minimizing how much it costs you.




What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

02/12/2016

If you’ve got a small windfall coming from the IRS and don’t want to watch it disappear as you spend an extra $50 or $100 here or there, we’ve got some plans that can turn your refund into lifelong memories, earn you money in the long run or both, all while spending time doing what you want to do.
 



Preparing To Buy Your First Home

02/01/2016

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

01/01/2016

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




Protecting Your Identity During the Holiday Season

12/01/2015

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

11/02/2015

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

10/01/2015

This month we feature an article from Tammy Greynolds at AmericaSaves.org. 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

09/01/2015

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

08/03/2015

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

07/01/2015

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

06/01/2015

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




How to Avoid Home Buying Heartbreak

05/01/2015

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. 




Investing In Their Future

03/03/2015

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

02/01/2015

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. 




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Sarah Kenney is the Marketing Communications Specialist for MHV.