3 Financial Fibs You Tell Yourself

Personal Finance

3 Financial Fibs You Tell Yourself

3 Financial Fibs You Tell Yourself

Sometimes the same (bad) advice gets repeated so often people assume it’s true. But there are some common personal finance beliefs that aren’t necessarily true. We’ve broken them down for you: 1. You Can’t Save Until You’re Debt-Free This is a tough one. If you find yourself in debt, you can feel overwhelmed by your… Read More

How Home Improvement Can Improve Your Tax Bill

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How Home Improvement Can Improve Your Tax Bill

How Home Improvement Can Improve Your Tax Bill

There are some special tax benefits homeowners get for owning a home. Homeowners can deduct their mortgage interest, points they paid as part of the financing process and interest on any home improvement loans they take out (loans which are then used to make capital improvements, or those that increase the value of a home)…. Read More

Millennials Expected to Dominate Housing Market by 2020

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Millennials Expected to Dominate Housing Market by 2020

Millennials Expected to Dominate Housing Market by 2020

Though the housing market has made significant strides over the last year or so, many experts believe it will continue to improve in the short term. However, new data also shows that it could continue to do so decades into the future as well. A combination of baby boomers aging into retirement, exploring more housing… Read More

Many Consumers Don’t Take Advantage of Mortgage Interest Deduction

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Many Consumers Don’t Take Advantage of Mortgage Interest Deduction

Many Consumers Don’t Take Advantage of Mortgage Interest Deduction

During the arduous and acrimonious debate over the fiscal cliff, one potential part of the solution that has come up often is the elimination of the mortgage interest tax break. And while many lawmakers treat it as a sacred cow, it turns out the majority of consumers don’t take advantage of it. The average deduction… Read More

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