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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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The True Cost of Investing

There is over $16 trillion invested in mutual funds. Mutual funds are an excellent way to invest and grow your wealth, however there is a great disparity in their fees. Studies show these fees are the greatest indicator of mutual fund performance. You may be even more surprised to learn that most financial advisors, professionals, […]
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The Two Paths to Perpetual Wealth

Every year since 1991, research and consulting company Spectrem Group has studied and surveyed the wealthiest households in America. They would look for their investment habits, how they allocated assets, and why they made certain financial decisions. From their research, they found that while there were many ways to get rich, there were two definitive […]
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Renting or Buying: What’s the best?

  Hawaii is one of the most expensive places to rent or buy real estate. In fact the cost of living in Hawaii is 30% higher than the national average! According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the median price of a single family home on Oahu is $640,000 and a condo is $346,700. A […]
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Mobile Apps Help You Find Your New Home Anywhere, Anytime

Hawaii’s real estate market is booming – with low inventory of available properties and high demand. Additionally, interest rates are still low, leading house hunters to quickly place bids on homes when opportunities arise. Real estate apps help both buyers and sellers stay on top of the market and get listing information while on the go. […]
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Tax Breaks For Homeowners

With taxes due April 15, it’s important to do tax returns properly, especially if you do it yourself. Tax planning is a very important part of the financial planning process. If you understand credits and deductions, you can save potentially thousands of dollars. If you own a home, you could qualify for great tax breaks. […]
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Tips For Refinancing Your Home

Mortgage rates today are at a 60-year low, giving many Americans the ability to refinance their mortgage. Home mortgage or home loan refinancing is basically taking out a new mortgage to pay off the existing one. Refinancing can be a good idea if you can get a lower mortgage rate to save on costs, lower […]
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