Mortgage 101: Rates, Rentals and the Great Recession

You have been persistent, you’ve become best friends with Zillow and your hard work has paid off. You have finally found your dream home. Now, it’s time for the important next step of choosing your mortgage.

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What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Consider When Choosing a Job

Hello MKM Readers! For all you recent grads out there, we have a new guest post from Laur Davidson. She is freelancing her way through her university debt. Give her some student loan crushing encouragement in the comment section below. Enjoy!

For many college graduates the perfect job is one that pays well for the knowledge and skills they spent tens of thousands of dollars to acquire. However, the nature of today’s competitive job market requires more latitude when trying to meet all expectations.

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How Are Your 2017 Goals Going?

Tomorrow is the 241st anniversary of the United States of America declaring its independence from Great Britain. While I’m preparing to spend a fun family day filled with hot dogs, beers and fireworks, I remembered that I also made a declaration of my own at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. We’re halfway done with the year so I thought I’d check in, share my progress and hopefully, you’ll do the same with me.

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20 Empowering Quotes about Money and Personal Finance

Over the last year on my podcast, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a collection of millionaire entrepreneurs, early retirees and personal finance experts. These conversations have allowed me to learn, grow and inspire others to win with their finances and create a better future for their family. After each episode, I share a quote that motivates me and the listeners of the podcast to take action.

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Obliterating $51k in Credit Card Debt and Empowering the LGBT Community

The magical, mystical and all-powerful credit card …

If we want something really bad but we don’t have the money for it, credit cards solve our problems immediately. Don’t they? If we’re jonesin’ for some new threads, we want to buy a fancy dinner or even treat ourselves to a tropical vacation, we can swipe our way to happiness. Right?

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Why Increasing Your Income Won’t Solve Your Financial Problems

I remember the day I received my first job offer. A $38,000 annual income! For a young guy right out of college, this seemed like an absolute boatload of money. I felt like Scrooge McDuck swimming through his vault of gold coins!

That same year, I leased an Audi Convertible, bought my first home with 10% down and traveled on a week-long vacation to Mexico using my home equity line of credit (HELOC). I was in my early 20’s, I was living paycheck to paycheck but I didn’t care. I was having a blast.

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Destroying $87k in Student Loans by Avoiding Lifestyle Inflation

Student loans have become so commonplace in our country that everyone seems to be living with them. According to Forbes in February 2017, there are over 44 million people in the US living with student loans. Those loans amount to over $1.3 trillion dollars!

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