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How to Set Up Automatic Recurring Mortgage Payments

Freedom Mortgage customers can enjoy the convenience of scheduling automatic recurring mortgage payments online. This feature offers you the ability to schedule your mortgage payment on a regular basis. The payment will then be deducted from your selected bank account automatically! This eliminates the need to mail a check or call-in a payment every month. In addition, this service offers you the flexibility to pay monthly, every other week, or…

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5 Reasons to Stay in Tempe After Graduating from ASU

Reason #5: The Sunshine Arizona weather offers almost year-round sunshine. In fact, Tempe sees more than 300 sunny days annually!* Yes, the summer gets a bit steamy, but even on rainy days the sun always shines through! Reason #4: Outdoor Activities If you love the outdoors, Tempe offers a slew of options. You have access to multiple hiking trails throughout the valley, clean and easy-to-access public parks, and countless pristine…

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Have you considered moving into a bigger home, downsizing, or moving into a different community? Now is a great time to prepare. Here are 3 tips to prep your home for a spring sale and make a few dollars while you’re at it! Tip 1: Prepare Evaluate what’s in and what’s out in an organized manner. Grab some empty boxes and label them in two categories: Category #1: Keep Category…

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Will Your First Job Point You Toward a Career Path or a Dead End?

5 questions to ask yourself when applying for a job after college graduation. Earning a degree is an impressive accomplishment. The learning your degree required is the precursor to launching a career, but finding the right job can be difficult and confusing. Your first job after college is a critical step toward your career path. In the rush to find a job, some forget to consider if their interests and…

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Your Degree was a Big Investment. Should a First Employer Invest in You?

Completing your college education is an important milestone, and it’s a big investment – of both time and money.  According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year ranged from $9,970 (state residents at public colleges) to $34,740 (private colleges). These figures don’t include housing, meals, supplies or transportation.  According to a 2016 report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, it…

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2 Signs You’re Ready to Make a Move

Have you outgrown your home or has your home outgrown you? Many homeowners live in homes that don’t meet their needs but they are hesitant to make a move. According to a recent study by the National Association of REALTORS®*, today’s sellers have remained in their home for a median of 10 years. This is well above the historical norm of six years between 1985 – 2008.   The great…

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How can grads get real experience to launch a new career?

How can grads get real experience to launch a new career?

It’s the age-old conundrum – grads need experience to get a job but can’t get a job without experience. When the best jobs require industry know-how, what are your options? GOOD WAYS 1) Internships – in school, your internship may have provided credit toward your degree. For grads, internships are still a possibility, but the low (or no) pay internships could be an obstacle.2) Working your way up – Entry-level…

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Why would a psychology major start a career in Financial Services?

Why would a psychology major start a career in Financial Services?

While reviewing applicants for our First Flyer career development program, Freedom Mortgage was pleased to see a wide-range of college majors interested in joining the team. In fact, most candidates we see hold degrees (or are working toward them) in fields that have nothing to do with finance, accounting or business. “I’d say one of our most popular degrees for our First Flyer program is actually Psychology” said Zenobia Littlejohn,…

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