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Why We Bought Rental Property With A $40,000 Windfall

Two years ago, my fiancée, Laura, had finally completed her bachelor’s degree and was ready to start working full time. Like many of today’s graduates, however, she graduated with student loan debt. $30,000 of it. How did we tackle this problem … [Read more...]

Condo Financing is Different

Are you considering getting a mortgage to buy a condo? Read this first. As a Realtor, I know that condos are popular among first-time home buyers. After all, the average condo costs less than the average single-family home. (In March 2011, the … [Read more...]

How Much Do You (Really) Need in an Emergency Fund?

One of my goals for this blog is to try to provide authoritative answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about money. One such question is: “How much do I need to save in an emergency fund?” Long ago, I answered that question wi … [Read more...]

It’s Good To Say Thank You

It’s good to say thank you. Not only can being grateful make you happier, it might just pay dividends. Psychologists have shown that when people feel appreciated, they’re more likely to make economic decisions that benefit the common good---not … [Read more...]

Invest In Yourself

Have you invested recently…in yourself? If so, leave a comment describing how you invested in yourself, how much it cost, and what you think you’ll get out of it. (Share how you've invested in yourself here ») WHY I ASK This week I’m at … [Read more...]

The Best Mutual Funds and ETFs for New Investors

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the best places for new investors to open investing accounts. But a complementary decision (and, perhaps, a more important one) isn’t where to invest, but how. I began to answer that question recently as well, … [Read more...]