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The 3-Legged Stool

Whenever I am conducting a consultation with a new home buyer, I like to introduce what I call, the “3-Legged Stool”.  This becomes a crucial thinking tool for making smart home buying and investment decisions as it relates to your … Continue reading

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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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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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How much money should I keep in a savings account for emergencies?

Question:                                                     How much money should I keep in a savings account for emergencies? Answer:                                                    Many financial professionals suggest that you put away three to six months’ worth of living expenses for emergencies. We actually call these funds “Cash Reserves,” because … 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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Good, Bad and Ugly Debt, Part 1

 “Debt–the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – Part 1 There are three types of debt, “Good”, “Bad”, and “Ugly”. Let’s discuss the differences and provide some direction for addressing your debt-related issues. When discussing debt with clients, too often … Continue reading

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Avoiding the First Financial Blind Spot

Blind spots are all around, preventing us from getting where we want to go. In our quest to transform the lives of every client through financial education and direction, we have identified four blind spots that everyone falls into on … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Help You Decide if Refinancing Makes Sense

It seems that everyone with a home, and a mortgage, is talking about the unbelievably low interest rates and the potential refinance opportunities available right now. With 30-year fixed mortgage rates recently dipping into the 3’s, even those homeowners with … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Free Yourself From Debt

These smart and easy strategies can get you back in the black before you know it. One in eight Americans don’t think they’ll ever pay off what they owe, according to a survey by CreditCards.com. But it’s a new year … Continue reading

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