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Teach Your Children Well-Part 2: Instill the Pleasure of Saving

July 14, 2016
You know your kids are sponges. So let me ask you a question: what lessons about saving are they absorbing from you?
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Teach Your Children Well-Part 1: Bill Pay Together

July 07, 2016
Sitting down with your children once a month and having them help you pay the family bills is an incredibly valuable life-lesson opportunity that sadly few families use.
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A Taxing Reason to Not Buy a Home

June 30, 2016
There are two potentially large tax breaks that come with buying a home. But listen to me: I never think it is a good idea to factor in the tax breaks when deciding if you are ready to buy your first home. Nor do I ever want anyone to decide on a mortgage budget based on the after-tax net cost. Here’s why:
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Step 4: Closing the Deal: Scour your all-in Mortgage Costs

June 23, 2016
It takes a hefty wad of money to get a mortgage. It’s typical for all the fees associated with securing a mortgage—called Closing Costs-to add up to 2% or more of the loan. That’s a stiff $4,000 or so on a $200,000 mortgage.
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Step 3: Get to the Point: When It Pays to Buy Down Your Mortgage

June 16, 2016
Lenders like to give home borrowers choices when it comes to their mortgage rate. You’ll always be presented with a standard rate: what you qualify for based on how the lender sizes up your financial profile (credit score, income, debts etc.) And then you will also be presented with some options to “buy down” or reduce that interest rate.
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