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Housing Bubble 2.0 is here. Protect Yourself from the Next Crash
Tue, 07/5/16 | 13 Comments
Housing Bubble 2.0 is here. Protect Yourself from the Next Crash

I was casually reading a local news article on housing prices across the Michigan market when I noticed something odd – in every major city that I checked, the average home sale price in 2016 …

5 Reasons why Home Ownership can be a Financial Disaster
Wed, 04/20/16 | 18 Comments
5 Reasons why Home Ownership can be a Financial Disaster

You’re probably familiar with the script:
1. Go to school.
2. Get a well paying job.
3. Find a significant other.
4. Buy a home together.
Let’s cut it short right there. The “American Dream” of home ownership is instilled …

Don’t Avoid a 20% Down Payment on your Mortgage
Mon, 03/21/16 | 11 Comments
Don’t Avoid a 20% Down Payment on your Mortgage

A recent New York Times article gave a number of suggestions on how to avoid a 20% down payment on a home mortgage.
The implications of a 20% down payment are that if you cannot make …

CLUE Report: An Overview
Mon, 10/19/15 | 10 Comments
CLUE Report: An Overview

One of the best kept consumer secrets out there is the little-known CLUE report, which is made available to insurance companies on every single insurance consumer. The CLUE report is the insurance-world equivalent of a …

Welcome to My House
Fri, 08/14/15 | 13 Comments
Welcome to My House

Hey everyone.
Time to let you in on a little secret.
I’ve decided to sell my home and upgrade to a slightly bigger and nicer one. I found that mine just didn’t have enough space for all …

Umbrella Insurance: the Insurance Policy you Should have, but Don’t
Mon, 06/1/15 | 32 Comments
Umbrella Insurance: the Insurance Policy you Should have, but Don’t

Umbrella insurance is not top of mind for most people like other forms of insurance. I rarely hear anyone mention it (definitely not our trusted personal finance gurus). Up until about a year ago, I …


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