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Finishing 2015 Financially Strong

We are in the fourth quarter!  In less than two short months we will be welcoming in 2016 and setting those ever popular New Year’s Resolutions.  For many people, money is at the heart of these annual goals, since many … 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 Future Is So Bright

I know what you’re thinking…Timbuk 3’s hit song in the 1980’s, The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.  Yes, I did listen to that song recently on a road trip, with my kids laughing at the ridiculousness of the … Continue reading

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What if Life Started Tomorrow?

Imagine if everything up to this point in your life was simply “practice”?   Those mistakes with money were merely stepping stones in helping you learn how to play the game of life correctly once it started.   That business venture that … 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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Assessing Your First Half of 2015

It’s July! My family and I had an amazing time celebrating the 4th of July with friends and watching the parade through downtown Lake Oswego. We finished the evening out on a boat in the middle of the lake, enjoying … Continue reading

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Consumers Think It’s Easier Than Ever To Get A Mortgage!

Consumers who believe it would be easy to get a mortgage today jumped to a record-high 54%, Fannie Mae’s February 2015 National Housing Survey found. On the other side, the share who believes it would be difficult to get a … Continue reading

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The Station

TUCKED AWAY in our subconscious minds is an idyllic vision in which we see ourselves on a long journey that spans an entire continent. We’re traveling by train and, from the windows, we drink in the passing scenes of cars … Continue reading

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Debt – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Part 2

“Debt–the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – Part 2 1. OK, if you have “bottomed out” on debt, if you are really ready to make a change, then your first move must be putting money into a savings account. … Continue reading

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