Category: Personal Finance

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Stretch Out Your Cash with My 3-D Plan: Ditch, Delay, Decrease

If the Covid-19 crisis has you worried about money – and, honestly, I don’t know anyone (including me) who’s not – you can take some practical steps right now to preserve your cash. Most of the standard personal financial advice just doesn’t apply right now. All that matters in a time of extreme uncertainty is...

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