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No doubt you’ve read all about it, perhaps you’ve even tried it yourself… paying extra on your mortgage to pay it off early and potentially save thousands in interest. The question is, however, with interest rates on the rise, is it still the best strategy? While some financial experts say prepaying your mortgage is never … Continue reading Paying Off Your Mortgage Early


Rounding up Your Mortgage Payment

Many times in the mortgage lending industry, loan officers are asked what’s the best way to prepay their mortgage. Naturally, if you can afford an additional $100 or $200 per month to add to your monthly loan payment, you’ll save a substantial amount of interest over time by reducing the principal balance of your mortgage. … Continue reading Rounding up Your Mortgage Payment


Landscaping Can Add Value to Your Home

An article recently published by a real estate appraiser stated, ”A good landscape can add value to your home, and if you’re planning on selling it can reduce the number of days the home is on the market.” It’s commonly called “curb appeal,” and it’s the way your home makes a good “first impression.” While … Continue reading Landscaping Can Add Value to Your Home


Five Ways to Save Money on Your Homeowner’s Insurance

If you’re like most people, once you get your homeowner’s insurance policy you forget about it and probably never think about it again until a situation arises involving a possible claim. Your insurance policy is probably renewed annually and — unless there’s a dramatic increase in the premium — your policy and coverage remains “out … Continue reading Five Ways to Save Money on Your Homeowner’s Insurance


Give Your Bathroom a Makeover For Less

  Remodeling a bathroom can be expensive, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few ideas to help you update your bathroom without spending a ton of money.  In fact, most of the updates cost less than $100.   New Paint One of the easiest and least expensive ways to give a bathroom … Continue reading Give Your Bathroom a Makeover For Less


Homeowner’s Insurance…Who Needs It?

The age-old question, of course, is a rhetorical one. And the simple answer is “anyone that owns a home or owns possessions in a home or apartment in which they reside.” Long seen as a “necessary evil,” homeowner’s insurance is one of the many expenses in life that we may take for granted — even … Continue reading Homeowner’s Insurance…Who Needs It?


The Dynamic Duos Of The Home

Tis the season for the big decision…should we buy, sell, or refinance our dream home? Whatever your decision might be, there are two very basic considerations/decisions to think about in order to maximize your home’s value. DYNAMIC DUO NUMBER ONE THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM…Improvements, that is the cost, to these rooms MAY result in the … Continue reading The Dynamic Duos Of The Home


Do You Have A “Degree” In Personal Finance?

Hopefully, as you’ve read our weekly postings, the message of “Knowledge is Power” and doing your personal financial homework and housekeeping, has come through loud and clear.  However, this week’s message is geared toward how each of us can take some self-study courses to achieve our “Graduate Degrees” in personal finance. You’ll take one course … Continue reading Do You Have A “Degree” In Personal Finance?


Does Your Home Pass The “Curb Appeal” Test?

This past weekend, the first week in May, was Kentucky Derby week in the Meister’s hometown; bet you can imagine the town is decked out in its finest, ladies in their hats, men wearing brightly colored bow-ties, and jockeys in their brightest silks. We had ten, twenty something’s  as house guests, my daughter’s friends, all … Continue reading Does Your Home Pass The “Curb Appeal” Test?


It’s The Big One…The Tax Man Calleth

Yes, we’ve been preaching about getting your information together, hopefully, today’s mad scramble to file your Income Taxes, Federal, State, and possibly Local, are postmarked no later than midnight, Tuesday, April 15, 2014…remember if you can’t get it together, go on line, file (send) a request for extension, will save a lot of heartburn, headaches, … Continue reading It’s The Big One…The Tax Man Calleth


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