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9/7/2018 | When we are young, we think that all it takes to be financially secure in your golden years is to make a lot of money while we can.  Recent celebrity news is teaching us something different.  No matter how much money you make in your life, it’s carefully managing your money – with […] ...
Posted: Sep 07 2018 @ 8:01 PM
When you finally hit retirement, you want to take things a little bit easier. After all, you worked hard to reach this point so it’s time to enjoy life! A well-chosen vacation home can be the perfect addition to your new lifestyle. Money first. Truth be told, you put a lot into reaching this stage […] ...
Posted: Sep 01 2018 @ 7:14 AM
3/14/2048 | Casey Fleming |Is it time to sell your rental property'  The odds are good that if the answer isn’t “yes,” it will be soon.  Let’s examine why: Diminishing return on assets We tend to evaluate income-producing property using a cap rate; the net income on the property is x% of its value.  But […] ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 12:59 PM
10/17/2017 | Casey Fleming | Do not buy GE appliances.  There, I’ve said it.  It makes me sad, though, because GE used to be a great company.  Here is my story, though, and why I will never buy another GE product. About 10 years ago I remodeled my kitchen.  I have a 1926 Craftsman bungalow […] ...
Posted: Oct 22 2017 @ 3:34 AM
9/20/17 | Diana Eastman Wouldn’t it be great to reap all of the benefits of owning a real estate investment property without having to “sow” the time commitments, money, and labor' If it sounds too good to be true, maybe you haven’t considered turnkey properties. Turnkey properties are one of the easiest ways to get […] ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 11:06 PM
7/17/17 | Jen Smith I have this memory vividly ingrained in my mind: My new fiancé was sitting next to me on the couch when he dropped the bomb on me that he wanted to pay off his student loans. I turned to him and sincerely asked, “What' Why'” That was our first conversation about […] ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 12:45 PM
3/13/2017 | Casey Fleming Do you wonder where the money comes from that you borrow when you get a mortgage'  Does it matter if you understand the industry and know who is the mortgage money source'  If you like understanding what you are doing when you take on the largest debt you’ve ever had, maybe. […] ...
Posted: Mar 13 2017 @ 11:30 PM
3/11/2017 | Kaya Wittenberg Going through a divorce can be an emotional and trying time, and dealing with things like custody (if there are kids involved) and handling who gets what when it comes to property and belongings can make it even messier. Sell The Home And Move On Many people ask what they can […] ...
Posted: Mar 12 2017 @ 12:21 AM
February 18, 2017 | Joseph Hogue With stocks at nose-bleed prices and bonds paying next to nothing after inflation, consider these alternative investments for your portfolio Stocks in the S&P 500 have climbed more than 240% since the low of the 2009 stock market crash and seem to be hitting new highs daily. Against those […] ...
Posted: Feb 20 2017 @ 1:51 AM
January 5, 2017 / Jon Dulin Are you struggling to get out of credit card debt' Are you scared to open the mail, fearing the credit card statement is in there' Do you close your eyes and take a deep breath before you look at your outstanding balance when you do get the statement' I […] ...
Posted: Jan 06 2017 @ 9:30 AM


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