We've compared renting to buying. I've written about powerful strategies for paying off your mortgage early. That's for those of you who decided to buy. But, before you decide to pay off your mortgage early, you need to ask yourself a very important question: Should you pay your mortgage off early? Some people believe paying off your mortgage early is dumb. Let’s … [Read more...] about It is Dumb to Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?
Should You Buy or Rent Your Home? Part 2: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Welcome to part 2 as we are asking the question: Should you buy or rent your home? In part 1, we covered the usual home buying story. We also covered what do to when the answer is obvious and some of what to do when the answer is not obvious. Let's dive deeper into what to do when the answer is not obvious. We are going a little further into the actual pros and cons of … [Read more...] about Should You Buy or Rent Your Home? Part 2: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Should You Buy or Rent Your Home? Part 1: Isn’t the Answer Obvious?
Should you rent or buy your home? A common, yet complex question. If only the answer was as simple as choosing one of the two. We're not that lucky. In fact, if anyone tells you that one is always better than the other, just smile and nod. And then find someone else to give you advice... Part of the problem with this issue is when people think it's only a financial … [Read more...] about Should You Buy or Rent Your Home? Part 1: Isn’t the Answer Obvious?
Retirement 101: When and How to Start Contributing to Your Retirement
"The goal of retirement is to live off your assets-not on them" -Frank Eberhart Rule No.1 of living off your assets: You must have assets. You may plan to retire. You may not. Either way, it's a good idea to have a plan for wealth building. You may need it. So, when do you start planning for it? And how do you do it? When Do You Start? You probably saw this coming: you … [Read more...] about Retirement 101: When and How to Start Contributing to Your Retirement
21 Simple Tips for Child-Proofing Your Finances and Saving You Money – Part 3
This is the final article in this 3 part series. Read part 1 and part 2. Have you added some of these tips to your life? After you read these last 7, feel free to add more tips in the comments. Today you will learn some great tips on saving money with babies and saving money while shopping. Here are the last 7 tips (tips 15 through 21)... 15. Don't Always Buy in … [Read more...] about 21 Simple Tips for Child-Proofing Your Finances and Saving You Money – Part 3