Category: Insights

A conversation with financial planner Joel A. Larsen, CFP, AIF

A conversation with financial planner Joel A. Larsen, CFP, AIF

Hearth spoke with Joel Larsen, a Certified Financial Planner™ who specializes in helping individuals with personal financial planning. Larsen began his career by serving in the United States Marine Corps until 1983. He has worked in the financial services and planning industry since 1990. To date, Larsen has been featured in MSNBC, USA Today, the …

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Bringing home improvement financing into the 21st century

Bringing home improvement financing into the 21st century

“Home improvement.” What comes to your mind when you hear those words? You may think of selecting the right kitchen cabinets or bathroom tiles. Perhaps you remember when your parents expanded their master bedroom. You also could be an HGTV-lover, and the hours enjoying Fixer Upper spring to your mind. We also think of these things. …

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America’s $1.2 Billion Mistake

America’s $1.2 Billion Mistake

We’ve uncovered grim news for America’s 11,000,000 At-Risk Renovators: they overspend on renovations by at least $1.2 billion a year by swiping a credit card. Our analysis, conducted between July 31 – August 1, casts light on a group of homeowners that hasn’t received much attention until now. Who are At-Risk Renovators? At-Risk Renovators are …

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2017 Hearth Home Renovation Survey

2017 Hearth Home Renovation Survey

To conduct the Hearth Home Renovation Survey, we asked 2,000 American homeowners about their remodeling plans and habits for the upcoming year. The survey was conducted via mobile phone on May 16, 2017. Ranking of U.S. States That Have the Most Homeowners Who Prefer to Fund Renovations With a Credit Card Alaska (33.3%) Delaware (33.2%) New Jersey …

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