Monthly Archives: January 2014

10 things you think affect the value of your home—but don’t

10 things you think affect the value of your home—but don't

Keeping an eye on how your renovations will affect your home’s value is a smart plan. The trick is to know which ones increase your home’s value, which renovations do not matter at all, and which might actually prove to

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying, Personal Finance

7 things you should know about buying a home

What you should know about buying a home

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, shopping for a house can be intimidating. But PenFed is here to help with seven things you should know before you start your house hunt.

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying

10 ways to protect your PIN

Just when you were feeling confident about building strong passwords to protect your online life, here comes the next security challenge: safeguarding your four-digit personal identification number (PIN).

Posted in: Avoiding Scams & Fraud

4 ways to cut your mortgage cost

Ways to cut mortgage costs

No one likes a big monthly mortgage bill, but it’s a fact of life for most homeowners. However, you could make that big bill a little smaller, and, with a bit of financial savvy, trim your mortgage down to a

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying

Kid-friendly cars for practical families on the go

Kid-friendly cars for practical families on the go

What makes a car a great choice for a family? It used to be that the mere ability to install a car seat in less than an hour of sweat and spittle-flecked rage was enough to qualify a vehicle as

Posted in: Cars

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