10 Extra Costs When You Buy a New Construction Home

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When you purchase a new construction home, there are several hidden costs that you might not think about. The normal costs of homeownership like mortgage payments (e.g., principal and interest), property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and utilities are obvious. Other costs, though, can come as something of a surprise. When we bought our home (a new … Read more

How to Start Investing in Stocks for Beginners

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Investing in the stock market is one of the most accessible and reliable ways to build wealth and generate passive income. It is statistically possible, to invest $100 a month and become a millionaire by the time you turn 65. Regardless of when you start and how much money you can invest, there is something … Read more

How to Retire Early

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So you would like to retire early? Achieving financial independence and retire early is a great financial goal — aka, the FIRE movement. To get started, you want to make sure you have a solid financial foundation in place — e.g., get rid of your debt, build your savings, start your savings, etc. Ultimately, the … Read more

Best CD Rates for May 2020

The following is a list of the nationally available highest yields CD rates. In general, certificates of deposit (CDs) are great short-term investments because your principal is protected by FDIC insurance and your interest rates are guaranteed. Moreover, you can use a CD Ladder to make your CD savings more flexible and effective. You can … Read more