4 Simple Tips to Stage Your House for a Quick Sale

4 Simple Tips to Stage Your House for a Quick Sale

April 10, 2018April 10, 2018

 There are many reasons why you might need to stage your house for a quick sale. Maybe you are getting divorced or need to move for your career. Or maybe you have simply had it with being a homeowner. Whatever the case i..

16 Year Mortgage Expert Shares the Most Efficient Way to Pay off Your Home Faster

16 Year Mortgage Expert Shares the Most Efficient Way to Pay off Your Home Faster

April 4, 2018April 4, 2018

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford Mr. Ford is right. Especi..

How Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Helps You Retire Sooner

How Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Helps You Retire Sooner

July 28, 2017July 28, 2017

It’s one of the most strongly recommended pieces of advice when it comes to early retirement strategies: You need to pay off your mortgage as soon as possible and become debt-free. While the benefits of no longer paying for..

Taking Advantage of an Interest Deduction When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

Taking Advantage of an Interest Deduction When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

June 30, 2016June 30, 2016

 For many homeowners, a long-held advantage of buying a home has been the ability to write off mortgage interest from their taxable income. It’s also possible for reverse mortgage borrowers to take advantage of similar..

Staying Motivated While Paying Off Your Mortgage

Staying Motivated While Paying Off Your Mortgage

March 8, 2016March 8, 2016

 The most expensive item most of us will ever pay for is our home.  When tackling a debt so large it can be difficult to keep up motivation to stick with it.  Even an aggressive plan can take a decade in practice and k..

How Many Mortgage Payments Can Be Missed Before Foreclosure

How Many Mortgage Payments Can Be Missed Before Foreclosure

January 19, 2016January 19, 2016

The good news is that if you're in danger of missing a mortgage payment, you don't have to worry about foreclosure just yet. Legally, it takes at least 120 days before the foreclosure process begins, and you can often stop it..

Different Approach to Mortgage Loans Outside the US

Different Approach to Mortgage Loans Outside the US

September 16, 2015September 16, 2015

Housing is at the center of the forces which enable people to attain wealth. This is true everywhere in the world, and you see powerful influences coming from all corners: policy and legislation, a look at the demographics of..

Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

May 8, 2015May 8, 2015

 To say the least, finding a dream home is an accomplishment that tops most people’s bucket lists. Whatever the desired location or living requirements of the parties involved, there is no shortage of big decisions..

Why I Would Pay Off My Mortgage Over Investing in the Market Every Time

Why I Would Pay Off My Mortgage Over Investing in the Market Every Time

April 28, 2015April 28, 2015

This post has been written by Derek Sall, the owner and head writer of Life And My Finances.   I am completely debt free. I have no credit card payments, no car payments, no student loans, and as of December 11..

Why Making an Extra Payment on Your Mortgage Will Get You Nowhere!

Why Making an Extra Payment on Your Mortgage Will Get You Nowhere!

February 7, 2014February 7, 2014

 The following is a guest post about extra payment on your mortgage. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest post policy and then contact me. A mortgage has to be one of the most important loa..

Getting My First Home Mortgage

Getting My First Home Mortgage

April 23, 2013April 23, 2013

As some of you may recall, my girlfriend and I are in the midst of purchasing our first home. Previously, I wrote about the importance of a good realtor and the benefits of quality home inspection. Our home buying story would..