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As you start the home buying process, it’s fairly common to begin researching available homes through the internet and to understand how much buying power you may have through mortgage pre-qualification. We suggest adding one more invaluable component, investing your time in Pre-Purchase Coaching, provided by a certified coach from a U.S. Department of Housing…

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The “Sold” sign in the yard is a clear indicator that your dream of homeownership is about to become a reality. Now comes the essential step of protecting your family and this precious new asset with the proper insurance. In fact, all lenders will require you to have homeowners insurance at the time you close…

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We help people eliminate debts like credit card balances and achieve financial freedom, so it’s often assumed that we are against credit card use. That’s not true; we know credit cards are a necessary part of your personal finances, and the truth is that there are some benefits that are impossible to ignore. In fact,…

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 Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you can make, both in terms of cost and effect on your lifestyle. Weighing these practical considerations will help you make the right choice when you’re ready to buy a home. The True Cost of the House The mortgage is the largest part of the…

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If you’re like the majority of U.S. taxpayers, you’ll soon have a tax refund check burning a hole in your pocket (if you haven’t received it already). What next? Using your refund wisely can accelerate your progress toward important financial goals. Here are our top suggestions to make the most impact with your tax refund….

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Getting ready to file your tax return? Review these guidelines and take action where appropriate to make the most of deductions and get your return processed as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Make Any Last-Minute Traditional IRA Contributions The deadline for tax-deductible 401(k) and HSA contributions has already passed. You still have until April 17,…

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The common element of a successful Debt Management Plan (DMP) is the payoff of excess and oftentimes very unmanageable debt. No two people have the exact same circumstances that created the debt or how they reap the multitude of benefits with successfully completing a DMP. With the help of a trusted and certified financial coach,…

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