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Your Home is NOT an Investment
Sat, 07/20/13 | 25 Comments
Your Home is NOT an Investment

Your home is not an investment.
Before you call me a jerk, idiot, or unflattering expletives, let me share some objective data as to why a home is not an investment.
The reality is that housing prices …

Calculate the “Total Cost of Homeownership” BEFORE Renting or Buying
Fri, 07/19/13 | 6 Comments
Calculate the “Total Cost of Homeownership” BEFORE Renting or Buying

When finding a property to rent or buy, I’ve often seen one common trap that many fall in to when considering housing costs: not calculating the total cost to live there on a monthly basis.
When …

Downsizing: The Highest Impact Financial Move you can Make
Wed, 07/17/13 | 10 Comments
Downsizing: The Highest Impact Financial Move you can Make

You’re looking for a new place to live, you’ve gone through your checklist, and even gone so far as to analyze the price to rent ratio in your area.
It’s time to go out and find …

Rent or Buy? Look at the Price to Rent Ratio for Objective Data
Tue, 07/16/13 | 3 Comments
Rent or Buy? Look at the Price to Rent Ratio for Objective Data

Determining whether to rent or buy a home, apartment, or other dwelling is often a tough choice to make.
As we discussed, housing costs are huge (between 31-39% of spending, on average). And you want to …

The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?
Mon, 07/2/12 | 13 Comments
The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?

The Big Home American Dream
One of the biggest financial mistakes that I see time after time from friends, co-workers, and family is buying a big house.
Human beings are dreamers and planners. We like to think …

How Much does your Home Insurance Premium Cost? Plus: Tips on how to Lower it
Tue, 04/10/12 | 7 Comments
How Much does your Home Insurance Premium Cost? Plus: Tips on how to Lower it

Recently I laid out a story that hit close to home on why you need home insurance, despite it seeming like a waste due to the limited nature of catastrophic events.
A few readers voluntarily followed …


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