Causes of debt that might apply to you

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It’s 2020 now. How is your financial situation? I know, I know — we’re not supposed to ask such questions. I never really understood why it’s inappropriate to discuss finances in a personal way. What is it that we don’t want others to know? Do you worry that a forthright discussion will destroy the facade? [ keep reading ]

Financial regrets paralyze most of us

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The fact that everyone has financial regrets does not comfort me. I know there are closets in every house where clothes hang with the tags still attached, their owners pushing them to the back saying, “Why did I buy that? I’ll never wear it.” Apparently most Americans have similar regrets. We bought a dog once. [ keep reading ]

Overwhelmed by the Stock Market? Consider an ETF


Successfully investing in the stock market takes time. Time to research companies, time to research the latest news updates and market trends, time to decide on a broker and time to do actual trading during market hours. To be a successful investor, you have to do your due diligence on your investments. When it comes [ keep reading ]

A bank error in your favor is not your ship coming in

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We’ve all done it: fantasized about what we would do if we won the lottery. A cool million would easily divide among us and our kids. With our cut, what would we do? Pay off the mortgage? Take a trip? Throw a party? Well, for one Pennsylvania couple, a bank error felt like winning the [ keep reading ]

Can You Buy a Home Before Selling Your Current Home?

When we bought our second home, we assumed the only way to buy a home was to sell the home we were living in. We noticed that a lot of sellers move into their new homes before selling their other homes and were curious about how people financially did it. This past year, we bought [ keep reading ]

Three Stocks to Take Advantage of the 5G Revolution

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the new 5G cellular networks soon to be popping up all over the country. So, what exactly is 5G and what is all the fuss about? 5G stands for fifth generation cellular wireless and, in the near future, [ keep reading ]

Is it Time to Get Defensive With Your Portfolio?

In life, there are peaks and valleys. There are times when you feel on top of the world and nothing can go wrong. Then there are times when you feel as if nothing goes right and you’re at rock bottom. As different as they may feel, good and bad times both have something in common: [ keep reading ]

The Importance of Investing

Although saving money is arguably more important than ever before, it has sadly become increasingly difficult. These days, the majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. The cost of living in the United States continues to skyrocket while wages remain virtually unchanged. For decades, financial advisors have stressed the importance of saving money. But, [ keep reading ]

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Buy a House?

If you are thinking about buying your first home this coming spring, associated home purchasing costs may come as a surprise to many buyers. Here are many of the costs that should be factored prior to purchasing a home: Down payment: Most home purchasers are aware of the down payments required to buy a home [ keep reading ]

Are You a First Time Buyer Looking to Buy Your First Home?

Buying a home at any point in a person’s life can be overwhelming and intimidating. There are so many things to consider. Are the schools nearby rated well? How is the neighborhood? How far is the commute to work? Can you afford the mortgage payments and maintenance of the home? We are in the process [ keep reading ]

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