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The True Costs Of Home Ownership

For most people, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lives. People used to believe that buying a home always was better than renting since people assumed home values always would go up. Unfortunately, during the recent financial crisis, many people found themselves underwater, owing more on their house than […]
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Understanding Your Personal Life Balance Sheet

A personal financial balance sheet shows you a snapshot of your financial health: how much money and assets you have, how much debt and liabilities you have, and what your net worth is when you subtract your liabilities from your assets. Unlike a budget where you track how much money is coming in as income […]
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Simple Steps For Preparing A Will

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” No one wants to think about death, but a little planning can ensure your assets are divided smoothly after you are gone. Make a plan. A will dictates where your assets go when you die. Without it, you will not […]
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An Investor’s Guide To Annuities

Chances are if you are looking at planning for retirement, you have come across annuities as a potential investment product for retirement income. The proper annuity may enhance your investment portfolio, but it is important to make sure it is suitable for you. What is an annuity? An annuity is a contract between you and […]
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Important Estate-planning Tools

No matter how much you are worth, it is important to have an estate plan in place to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets. An effective estate plan is one of the best things you can do for your family to ensure you pass on as much as possible, on your own terms, […]
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Which Life Insurance Is For You?

Benjamin Franklin once said “Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Although one cannot control death, one can control how to protect loved ones through life insurance. The proper amount of life insurance will ensure that they will have enough money to pay down debts, replace the loss of income and […]
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