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How to Save Money for a Down Payment on a Home
By GEICO Staff

A white picket fence, a green backyard, and a home to call your own. For many people, this is the definition of the American dream. But three little words could put that dream out of reach: 20 percent down.   Read More

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Smart Saving Tips for New Parents
By GEICO Staff

So you're expecting? Congratulations! That bundle of joy on the way will make your life more rewarding . . . and expensive. But don't worry. Here are five smart savings tips for new parents so you can break out the cigars without breaking the bank.   Read More

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5 Things To Know Before Buying Your First Home
By GEICO Staff

Buying your first home is exhilarating, exhausting and life-changing. But excited first-time owners may be surprised to discover a range of extra costs once they've closed the deal. Interior upgrades, real estate fees and new appliances can easily eat into your savings (use this mortgage calculator to determine monthly costs for your new home). Sometimes, newbie homeowners "find themselves not thinking through all these small extras that can really add up," says Manisha Thakor, director of wealth strategies for Women at the BAM Alliance in St. Louis, Miss.   Read More