Understanding Your Home Buying Budget

Creating a home buying budget is an essential step in the home purchasing process. It may be easier to go through the pre-approval stage and choose to let that guide your budget. But sometimes, what you can get approved for and what would work for your long-term budget, financial goals, retirement, and financial stability DON’T…

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Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money

Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money Think about these factors before you leave work for the last time.     Retirement planning is not entirely financial. Your degree of happiness in your “second act” may depend on some factors that don’t come with an obvious price tag. Here are some non-monetary factors…

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Is Your Money Really Going Towards Your Goals?

Is Your Money Really Going Towards Your Goals? Tracking where your money is spent is the first step to creating a budget. A budget finds the balance between your needs and wants, your present and future, and your current enjoyment and your long-term goals. [1] Budgets are the roadmap to how you will fund your…

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