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The Implications of a Divorce/Separation to a Will

It is necessary to review a will every 3 to 5 years especially when some personal or financial situations arise such as marriage, separation, divorce, having children and so on. Your relationship status has strong implications on existing wills...

Selecting Tires – What you Need to Know

Yes, it is true, just like almost any product out there on today’s market tires have a lot of different brand names to choose from. In fact, there are at least a total of over 2000 different types of...

What is a Reverse Mortgage

Rumors are that a reverse mortgage is only for people of a certain age – usually seniors. True or false? Reverse Mortgage: American Style For the most part, it’s true, particularly if you consider how they came about. In the United...

Documenting The House

A house is more often than not, a home. It is a place where the walls bubble over with a sense of safety, security, love, and if you’re lucky, joy. Home is lazy Saturday mornings, and cookouts on the...

How Often Should I Change My Oil

This is the age old question is it not? “How often do I really need to change my oil?” Well, the truth is that almost all of the car companies out there and all of the oil change companies agree...

What is Compound Interest – How to Make your Money Grow

Most people understand “interest” as it applies to loans, credit cards and savings accounts. When talking about loans and credit cards, interest is the fee you are charged to borrow money. With savings accounts, interest is the amount of...

Sharing a Bank Account – Pros and Cons

There are some things about being married that make certain things in life more difficult. And one of those things is money! So, it’s no surprise that more couples argue and eventually divorce over financial issues than any other...

Needs versus Wants – Be Happy with What you Have

For just one minute take a step back into your imagination and pretend that today is the day you have worried about your whole life. You are given one month to live and can only take 3 things from...

Lost Your Credit Card – How to Protect Yourself

The moment you realize that you have lost your credit card is a terrifying and heart stopping moment. You know that anyone out there can be ringing up purchases, stealing your identity, and ruining your credit without concern for...

If Your Husband Died Tomorrow – Would their be Enough Money?

At some point in life the moment comes when we realize that we are no longer invincible. The older we get, the more responsibilities and children we have – the more it becomes natural to worry about your own...

Are Interest Only Mortgage Payments A Good Idea?

Interest-only mortgage payments sound like a good idea. As the title suggests, you’re paying only interest. This translates into having more available cash for other investments you might be interested in, like purchasing stocks and bonds. The concept, however, may be misleading because doing interest-only mortgage payments will not...

How To Handle an Overspending Spouse

You’ve been careful about money all your life - you’ve paid off your debt, paid yourself first, and amassed sizable savings while doing it. But your spouse is another story. He or she lives for the moment, thinks nothing of buying a $4 coffee or $10 lunch every day,...

Can Money Buy Happiness – Does More Stuff Make Life Better?

Just this week in the United States, there were two massive lotteries of over 600 million dollars that prompted millions of people to hop state borders and buy lottery tickets. Lottery retailers had long lines of hopeful people who were hoping that their life would be instantly transformed in...

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