Category Archives: Blind Spot 2: Increasing Fiscal Literacy

Wealth & The House

“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.”  – Theodore Roosevelt Real estate appreciation has … Continue reading

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The Third Step in Borrowing SMART

I always explain to new clients that there are two conversations we must have: What CAN you do? Then, what SHOULD you do? In this third step, this means first discussing what you CAN borrow.  Or put another way, finding … Continue reading

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The Second Step to Borrowing SMART

Once you are clear on the First step to making SMART borrowing decisions when it comes to financing your home, it is time to learn the second step:  PAYMENT. Put as a financial planning question, it means “How do I repay my … Continue reading

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Saving for Retirement and College

It’s that time.  June… a lot of folks are getting ready to send their high school graduates off to college.  If you plan to pay for your child’s college education, how can you possibly save for retirement and your child’s college … Continue reading

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Wealth & The House

“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.”  – Theodore Roosevelt Real estate appreciation has … Continue reading

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Will My Clients Remember Me?

If I was gone tomorrow, would my clients remember me?  Would they really care?  Or would they simply move on to another mortgage lender and take with them the perception that it will be the same? Or, would they attend … Continue reading

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The Surprising Reasons People Refinance Their Mortgages

  A recent study of homeowners who have refinanced their mortgages shed some fascinating results: 78% of those who have refinanced in the past did it for “Life Cycle Factors”, as opposed to just 22% trying to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Here Comes That Taxing Feeling

Being a homeowner in terms of income tax, can for many be a source of relieving some of that tax burden. While I am certainly not a licensed tax professional and recommend that you seek the advice of one to … Continue reading

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The 3 Reasons Budgets Fail (and How to Help Your Children Succeed)

Each month we will continue to dedicate an article to helping parents raise financially responsible children.  Here are links to some previous posts: ; Kids & Money – FAQ  and Kids & Money – What is Your Child’s Financial Personality Type … Continue reading

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We Live Lives of Cash Flow

If there’s one thing I say nearly every day of my life, it is this:  “We live lives of cash flow.” When it comes to providing expert mortgage advice for clients, this is typically what it boils down to for … Continue reading

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