Extra Money: Mortgage or Investments?

The topic of paying down one’s mortgage vs. investing seems to be a never ending debate with everyone having  their own opinion on which method is better. The argument for either side of the equation usually heats up over the topic of investment return. While some argue that investing can yield a higher after tax return based on historical figures, others posit that those historical figures are likely not going to be

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3 Key Issues That Influence the Stock Market

As we head into the fall and we look forward toward next year, it is important to take a look at the general econimc landscape, assess the data that we have access to, and develop our views on the performance of our investments going forward. The following are three high-level economic data points that we can use, along with our other tools, to further assist us determining our views on

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Staying Motivated With Personal Finance

As we all know, mastering or even just managing our personal financial situations is a long and tedious road. We make decisions that affect our personal financial situation several times each day. From the clothes we wear to the car we drive, to the lunch we eat..it all affects our finances. Whether we like to think about it or not, we cannot escape the reality that we will never be

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