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How Safe is Your Pension and Can You Depend on it for Retirement?

If you are lucky enough to have a pension plan at work, your next concern is how much you can actually depend on it when you get to retirement. In other words, is your pension plan just a nice piece of paper that will be useless in retirement or will you be able to count … Read moreHow Safe is Your Pension and Can You Depend on it for Retirement?

How to Rent Out Your House When You Move Out of State

When you purchase a home, you make a mental judgment about how long you plan to live there. If the time frame is relatively short, e.g., less than five years, it usually doesn’t make sense to purchase.  But sometimes our mental judgments are wrong, or life circumstances force us to move away unexpectedly. It might be … Read moreHow to Rent Out Your House When You Move Out of State

What to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low

What to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low 6

Imagine you’ve been saving money for the down payment on your first home. You and your significant other have been watching the listings like anxious hawks. Your real estate agent has begrudgingly put up with showing you house after house after house for months on end. Then you find the one. It’s beautiful. It has the … Read moreWhat to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low

Using Your Mortgage as an Inflation Hedge or Pay It Off Early

Using Your Mortgage as an Inflation Hedge or Pay It Off Early 12

Can mortgage rates get any lower? How long will homebuyers and refinancing homeowners be able to enjoy these low rates? And if you’ve got a low rate, how should you treat it? Mortgage rates have been bouncing off of historical lows for quite sometime. You’ve heard about it in the news… low rates, foreclosure crisis, … Read moreUsing Your Mortgage as an Inflation Hedge or Pay It Off Early

What is a Roth IRA and Everything You Need to Know About It

Today marks the beginning of the Roth IRA Movement. There is an astounding lack of knowledge about Roth IRAs in the public; this is especially true of the younger generations that have the most to benefit from the long term tax benefits of saving in a Roth IRA. Table of Content What is a Roth … Read moreWhat is a Roth IRA and Everything You Need to Know About It

What is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks?

What is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks? 19

You may have heard about preferred stock (or preferred share) before, but exactly how are they different from common stock  (or ordinary share). Preferred stock is a another form of ownership in a company. Preferred stock is treated differently than common stock and has significant differences in the type of relationship the shareholder has with … Read moreWhat is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks?