You’d think we’d be experts at the closing table by now. We’re currently living in house number five. But as we were sitting at the attorney’s office ready to close on our current home, we got cold feet and almost didn’t go through with the […]
So, you broke up with the bank and paid off the mortgage? Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back. Seriously. Paying off the mortgage is an awesome achievement and one you should be proud of. Related: Dear Bank, It’s Not Me, It’s You According to a […]
The most satisfying breakup you’ll ever have is with the bank. The day you walk into the bank and make your last mortgage payment EVER. In my mind, I had rehearsed the breakup hundreds of times. I envisioned there would be shock, which would quickly […]
It’s true. That morning chatfest where 5 (somewhat opinionated) ladies discuss Hot Topics saved us over $15,000! It was the most productive hour I’ve ever spent watching TV. And certainly the most lucrative. In the fall of 2010, self-proclaimed “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman, […]
The typical American family lives in a home worth $250K with a 30-year mortgage. On average, they live in the home for 9 years. After 9 years of mortgage payments, 50% of the interest has been paid, but less than 20% of the principal has […]
We just got some great news! According to our local Association of Realtors, home prices in our neighborhood have increased 31% over last year. So why aren’t we rejoicing? Because this seems eerily reminiscent of how we felt living in South Florida from 2000 to […]
Recently we decided to invest money in a strategy known as Dogs of the Dow. This technique was first described in the book, Beating the Dow, written by Michael O’Higgins. The book was first published in 1990. Interestingly, not once did O’Higgins ever mention the […]
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