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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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Should You Do Your Own Taxes?

[tp widget=”select2/tpw_select2.php”] By now, most of you should have received your 1099s or W2s from your employer to start your taxes. According to a recent survey, 49 percent of respondents said they would pay someone to do their taxes, 38 percent would do it themselves with tax preparation software, 10 percent would do it themselves […]
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Revealing Daily Habits Of The Wealthy

[tp widget=”select2/tpw_select2.php”] According to a recent study by Tom Corley, author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals, there are few key habits that separate the rich from the poor. “Rich people” are defined as having a yearly income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of at least $3.2 million, and […]
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Looking for Better Returns? Try Alternative Investments

Many of us have an investment portfolio or work retirement plan. Investing is an important component for retirement planning and financial independence. We saw however in the 2008 financial crisis that sometimes investing can produce losses, not gains! The three main traditional asset classes to invest in have been stocks, bonds and cash. Recently, another asset […]
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Choosing A Real Estate Agent

One of the top financial goals people have is purchasing a home. Many people buy a house only once in their lifetime, which is why you want the best representation possible for your needs. This is the first of three articles to help you make smarter decisions in purchasing your first home, an investment property […]
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A Good Time For Tax Planning

As the end of 2012 approaches, we know you are busy with holidays, family, and travel, but it is also a good time to do some last minute tax planning. Currently, a significant number of tax breaks, collectively known as the Bush-era tax cuts, are due to expire on Dec. 31, meaning taxpayers could have […]
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