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Is a Roth IRA Right For You?

roth ira

More and more people these days have been switching from traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs. They are doing this for the higher contribution limits, the conversion incentives, the inheritance benefits, and the lack of age-based distributions. But there’s one key factor that prompts many people’s move to Roth: the ability to withdraw contributions without getting taxed, a tremendous feature that […] Read more…

Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

pros and cons renting vs buying

Should you rent or buy a home? Well, it depends. Where you live is a huge factor as home prices vary greatly across the country. According to this infographic, the top 5 cities where it’s least affordable to buy a home are Honolulu, HI; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Colorado Springs, CO; and Albuquerque, […] Read more…

Last Minute Tax Tips

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Tax Day is almost here and if you haven’t gotten started yet, there’s good news. You have 2 extra days this year! Taxes aren’t due until April 17, just like last year. Why? Typically Tax Day is April 15. The deadline was delayed since it lands on a Sunday this year and the following Monday […] Read more…

How to Seriously Organize Your Time Better

how to seriously organize your time better

As a stay at home mom, my days are full. Every waking moment that I have is used to try to get things done, whether it’s taking care of my daughter and her needs, spending time with my husband, cleaning up around the house, cooking, grocery shopping, blogging, etc. I never seem to have enough […] Read more…

How to Be Happy Despite Your Circumstances and Pay Off Debt

how to be happy despite circumstances and pay off debt

I came across this funny and inspirational video about how to be happy. And no, it doesn’t come from winning the lottery. It’s about changing your mindset and outlook on life. No matter what your circumstances are, you can be happy. It’s all a matter of whether or not you choose to look at the […] Read more…

What to Do When You’re Facing Foreclosure

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Home foreclosures are so prevalent nowadays that either you or someone you know is going through this. The American dream is to own a home. But what happens when you can no longer afford to pay your mortgage? Facing foreclosure, now what? If you’re planning to let go of your home and your credit score […] Read more…