Category Archives: Blind Spot 2: Increasing Fiscal Literacy

Are You Playing the Net Worth Game?

Too many people are playing the wrong game with money. I have devoted my career to helping home buyers and homeowners make smarter financial decisions to achieve their short and long-term goals.  I’ve become a student of cash flow and … Continue reading

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Liquidity versus Home Equity

When learning how to apply financial planning concepts to the world of real estate and mortgages, there can be a bit of a learning curve.  But once grasped, a homeowner can feel extremely empowered and confident in the decisions they … Continue reading

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Kids and Money: What is Your Child’s Financial Personality Type?

Is your child a saver or a spender?  One of our most important missions as a company is to help our clients improve their financial literacy.  By helping you make smarter decisions with your money, even beyond the mortgage, we get … Continue reading

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A Quiz to Help You Make SMART Borrowing Decisions

Making the right borrowing decisions when it comes to getting a new mortgage is critical.  As we teach every day when meeting with homeowners and new home buyers, how you handle the financing of your home impacts virtually every other … Continue reading

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The House versus Home Conversation

One of our favorite discussions to have with new clients is what we call “House versus Home”. It goes like this: “When you hear the word ‘home’, what words comes to mind?” Clients typically pause for a minute before beginning … Continue reading

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The Story of the Magic Penny

If you had the choice between taking $3,000,000 in cold hard cash right  now, or a single penny that doubles in value every single day for 31 days, which would you choose? If you’ve heard this story before, you already know that … Continue reading

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A Common Tax Question for Homeowners

Tax time is upon us.  Our goal is to help you minimize taxes, and maximize savings, so here is just one of the common questions we hear homeowners asking: Question:  I refinanced my principal home last year and paid points. What … Continue reading

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Should You Buy a New House Now or Wait?

This is a question we hear a lot these days as the New Year gets under way and families are looking ahead.  Watch this video to see the impact of waiting or preparing to buy now. The result might surprise … Continue reading

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The BorrowSMART Strategy #2 – Managing Your Cash Flow (Over Time)

How might our managing your mortgage and liabilities help increase your assets over time?  Let’s look at how most families spend their hard earned money. Lifestyle Today vs. Lifestyle Tomorrow Looking at the picture to the right, representing the average … Continue reading

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Stop Digging – The First Step to More Money in 2014

It is a New Year, and that also means there are new opportunities to make significant progress toward your goals!  But take this to heart:  famous investment guru and billionaire Warren Buffett once said that if you find yourself in … Continue reading

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