How To Right-Size Your Mortgage

How to Right-Size Your Mortgage

If you’re thinking about buying a house, you’re probably looking at mortgage rates. And that’s helpful… but it’s only one tiny piece of your home/mortgage puzzle. The most important number here is the right amount to borrow. Lenders want you to borrow as much as possible, encouraging you to buy the maximum house their willing to finance. They’ll offer you the largest possible loan based on how your finances look on paper. Their only goal: to lend you a lot of money for a long time and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest. Your goal is the exact…

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3 Big Tax Changes You Need To Know For Tax Year 2020

3 Big Tax Changes You Need to Know for Tax Year 2020

Please Note: This article may contain affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   The last you want to be thinking about now is next year’s tax return. This year has been chaotic, frightening, confusing, stressful, and mostly exhausting. So piling on the thought of taxes sounds… taxing. But this is exactly the time to think about it, because you can still make changes that will affect your 2020 tax bill – the one you’ll file in 2021. There have been so many changes that it’s hard for even CPAs to keep up. But those changes…

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How To Open A Roth IRA In Under 30 Minutes

How to Open a Roth IRA in Under 30 Minutes

You need to do this today. Single moms – women in general, actually – are waaayyyyyy behind when it comes to retirement savings. We all have plenty of reasons for this… but when we’re 80 and out of money, those reasons won’t matter at all. So today we are going to take 30 minutes to open up Roth IRA accounts. We’re focusing on Roth IRAs specifically because you always have free and complete access to the money you put in. This takes a huge barrier out of the way of retirement savings: This money is not locked up, and you…

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How To Design Your Retirement Portfolio At Any Age

How to Design Your Retirement Portfolio at Any Age

Please Note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   What are the best investments for your retirement portfolio? That depends mainly on how much time you have until you want to retire – your time horizon. That’s the number one factor ruling your investment strategy. When you have plenty of time until retirement, you can shoulder a ton of risk for the chance enormous rewards. As your time horizon shrinks, you’ll start shifting gradually from aggressive growth toward income preservation. Before you start making investment choices, you’ll need to get comfortable with…

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Build Credit The Right Way

Build Credit the Right Way

Create Credit Without Going Into Debt Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. Most people don’t think about their credit scores until either they’re applying for a loan or they have a credit problem – like being declined for a credit card or not getting an apartment. That’s a mistake. Your credit reputation affects much more than just borrowing money… and it can have a huge impact on your path to financial security and freedom. Building good credit puts you in a stronger financial position from the first…

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