Credit Cards…Friend or Foe?

People buy a lot of things that they don’t need, and in some cases don’t even want, and they often buy them with credit. It’s interesting that people who use cash spend less on average than people using debit or credit cards. Apparently we’re less likely to buy when we see the money that we’re […]

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Mortgage Durations and Monthly Payments

Buying a home is a major event in our lives, and the excitement can easily overshadow the long-term financial commitment we’re about to make. We tend to view a mortgage much like a car loan and focus on the monthly payment, while overlooking the cost of the loan or total amount of interest that will […]

The Total Cost of a Mortgage

Buying a home is a major event in our lives, and the excitement can easily overshadow the long-term financial commitment we’re about to make. This is especially true when we’ve found a home that we love. The property taxes, maintenance, and mortgage obligation that we’re committing to, often take a backseat to the excitement of […]