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What is the”Real” Cost of Your Mortgage?

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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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Mortgages, Money & Life Lesson #48: Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?

Mortgages, Money & Life is 52 lessons on a new way of looking at owning a home, creating wealth, and making smarter decisions with your money. Here is lesson #48: Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?

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The #2 Mistake Home Buyers Make

If you missed the #1 mistake home buyers keep making, catch up here: The #1 Mistake

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How to Prioritize Your Cash Flow

When it comes to planning your mortgage, the first mistake people make is not realizing that the real discussion must first be about money.  More specifically, cash flow.  “We live lives of cash flow,” is something I say nearly daily … Continue reading

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A Fable About Refinancing

Diane walked into the house, setting down her things in the kitchen after a long day at work.  “Did you hear that rates have dropped?  Should we be looking into refinancing?” Her husband Jack replied, “Yes, I did.  Some people … 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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The Art of Money: The Three Options With Every Dollar

With every dollar you have, there are only three things you can do with it:      1. Spend it      2. Save it      3. Pay down Debt with it This applies to really any amount of money … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2016 Is Your Year!

Creating Your Best Money Year Ever in 2016. One of the primary reasons many people do not achieve financial success is they have never stopped to define what it is that a “successful” financial picture looks like for them.  In … Continue reading

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