Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?
Mon, 08/25/14 | 11 Comments

According to 77% of 226 investment advisors, in a recent survey, the low bar for what Gen Y should save for retirement is $2 million.
One author and investment firm president was quoted as prescribing,
“For a …

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Transportation Costs: The Second Highest Expense Category is Clearly the Most Ridiculous
August 5, 2013 | 9 Comments
Transportation Costs: The Second Highest Expense Category is Clearly the Most Ridiculous

The mean transportation costs in the United States per 2-person household is $9,211 per year.
Just think about that for a minute: $9,211!
That makes transportation the second highest expense category for Americans – 39% higher than …

Save 6% of your Home Price when Selling For Sale by Owner
July 30, 2013 | 16 Comments
Save 6% of your Home Price when Selling For Sale by Owner

Real estate transactions typically involve two agents:
1. the listing agent: represents the seller
2. the buying agent: represents the buyer
These agents provide a service and need to put food on the table, so compensation in the …

7 Reasons to Not Buy a Home
July 29, 2013 | 5 Comments
7 Reasons to Not Buy a Home

When I first graduated, I ended up renting an apartment for a year.
From there, I moved in to my first home (which I have since considered to be a bit of a mistake in how …

Buy a House for the Mortgage Tax Deduction? Not so Fast
July 25, 2013 | 8 Comments
Buy a House for the Mortgage Tax Deduction? Not so Fast

At some point every single one of us has heard the advice, “Buy a home, so you can get the tax deduction”. The popularity of this advice ranks right up there with the “Buy a …

When to Refinance a Mortgage
July 24, 2013 | 8 Comments
When to Refinance a Mortgage

Refinancing a mortgage can be a huge cost saver for homeowners.
And right now could still be a great time to refinance.
For a little history, prior to the big 2008 housing crash, the Federal Reserve had …

15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage: In an Infographic
July 22, 2013 | 17 Comments
15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage: In an Infographic

If you are going to buy a home, you will inevitably encounter a very challenging question (unless you are quite wealthy): “should I get a 15 or 30 year mortgage?”.
What you decide could have lifelong …


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