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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Invest Now When The Odds Are In Your Favor

As an investor, you come up with an overall approach to meet your objectives and then bring in the stocks, bond, real estate etc. to your portfolio to execute the plan. Of course you expect that there will be frustrations along the way – just like we can’t control the weather, we can’t control the markets. But, if you are willing to put up with the frustrations, by the end

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Do Financial Experts Really Help?

There’s really nothing like a poor economy and a tumbling stock market to send people’s financial plans into a tizzy! So, where can we look for guidance and assistance in these troubled financial times? Some “experts” are now saying that this is the time to buckle down on spending with rising energy and food prices. Wow, I guess that “late breaking news” really caught us off guard – good thing

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