Should I Wait to Buy a House Until after the Real Estate Crash?

Should I Wait to Buy a House Until after the Real Estate Crash?

Is now a good time to buy a house? Or should you wait to see if the real estate market completely implodes? After all, the next real estate crash – spurred by massive unemployment from the current coronavirus pandemic – is just around the corner. Or is it? It’s a fair assumption. After all, real…
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Focus on What You Save – Not on What You Spend

Focus on What You Save – Not on What You Spend

Most financial advice you see on the internet is focused on tracking expenses or starting a budget before saving money. But building a savings fund first can be a more realistic goal than tracking expenses. Why? You’ve got to start somewhere. Saving Money Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult The financial planning process can be a…
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Why You Should Skip Fake News and Be a Boring Investor Instead

Why You Should Skip Fake News and Be a Boring Investor Instead

When it comes to investing, most people who are successful use a simple approach to achieve results. They’re boring investors. Most investors are awful when it comes to researching the investments they make. And because they fail to research and plan, many investors unnecessarily lose money over time in the name of excitement and entertainment….
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What You Should Know About Retiring Early (And Staying Retired)

What You Should Know About Retiring Early (And Staying Retired)

Financial independence bloggers have made the idea of “early retirement” all the rage over the last few years. If you earn plenty of money and invest it wisely, early retirement enthusiasts claim that you can quit work earlier than your peers and enjoy decades of freedom before you reach old age. The good news is,…
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Focus on the Big Stuff to Cut Spending

Focus on the Big Stuff to Cut Spending

Have you ever wondered why you struggle to save for future goals when you make plenty of money? You keep trying to cut subscriptions, restaurant outings, and hobbies…but it’s not enough. There should be plenty of money leftover after your expenses, so what’s going on? We’ll dig into why tracking your spending can have a…
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The Salesman Is NOT Your Friend

The Salesman Is NOT Your Friend

At the risk of throwing salespeople everywhere under the bus, I’m going to share a few stories that might change the way you think about how these professionals are compensated. Recently, I had a client tell me that they asked their life insurance agent for an increase in their disability insurance policy. And it didn’t…
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Should I Cosign My Spouse’s Refinanced Student Loan?

Should I Cosign My Spouse’s Refinanced Student Loan?

Cosigning a loan may seem like a straightforward way of helping a loved one refinance their student loans. A solid cosigner could result in better loan terms or a lower interest rate for the borrower. But not everyone should cosign on a loan, even for a spouse. Read on for what it means to cosign…
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Are Long-Short Mutual Funds Right For You?

Are Long-Short Mutual Funds Right For You?

If you’re thinking of using long-short mutual funds as part of your investment strategy, you may want to think again. Despite what you may have read in an investing magazine, this investment plan isn’t for the faint of heart. Long-short mutual funds are a lot more work than many people realize. And you have a…
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