6 Lessons Learned as a First-Time Home Buyer

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My wife and I bought a house for the first time ever just a couple of months ago and today I’d like to share some of the lessons I learned along the way. To be perfectly honest, I found the entire process to be pretty brutal, but hopefully this makes it a little easier for you the next time you’re buying a house.Read more…

Disability Insurance: The Crucial Protection You Probably Don’t Have

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Quick quiz: if you’re in your 20s or 30s, what’s your biggest financial asset? It’s not your house. It’s not your 401(k) or IRA. And it’s definitely not your car. It’s your future income. Almost every financial goal you have rests on the assumption that you’ll continue to earn money, and this is one of the best ways to protect that asset.Read more…

How to Beat 80% of Investors With 1% of the Effort

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There’s a dirty little secret that investment professionals don’t want you to know: it takes almost no effort to do their job better than them. Seriously. You don’t need to have a PhD in finance either. All it takes is a baseline understanding of investing and 30 minutes per year to make it work. Here’s how to do it.Read more…

We’ve Got to Go Through It: Navigating the Post-Birth Financial Maze

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There’s a refrain in this children’s book I’ve now read approximately 4,567 times at my kids’ bedtime: “We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh No! We’ve got to go through it.” It speaks to me as a mother, especially when I think about all the complicated financial systems I’ve had to navigate as a new parent.Read more…

Why We (Finally!) Decided to Buy a House

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On July 17, my wife and I signed the final piece of paper and officially became homeowners for the first time in our lives. Up to that point we had always been renters, and while we were nervous about making such a big financial commitment, buying finally seemed like the right decision for our family at this point in our lives. Here’s why.Read more…

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