Breaking Your Mortgage Contract

Low Interest Rates Make This an Option Worth Considering When my wife and I bought our first house, the interest rate was 7.5%. That sounds awfully high today when you can sometimes see mortgage rates posted for less than 2%. On the other hand, we were...

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

An Introduction to Retirement Planning – Part 2 “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Danish proverb   Imagine you and your spouse are 35 years old. You hope to retire at 65. There is an almost 25 percent chance that one of you...

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What is Net Worth?

And Why does it Matter? “I demand the sum of… one million dollars.” A million dollars may not mean as much as it did when Dr. Evil* came of age in the 1960s. Even so, it is a significant threshold that continues to be a target for...

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