When to Rent a Home Instead of Buying

The Federal Reserve found that in 2016 the median homeowner's net worth was $231,400 while the average renter's net worth was $5,200. Certainly, it makes sense for your long term wealth for you to ultimately be a homeowner. However, sometimes you should rent a home instead of buying one. If you move to an area …

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Opportunity Zone Investing

If you have capital gains you may want to consider how investing those gains in an Opportunity Zone could save you taxes.  Also, investing in an Opportunity Zone Fund could be a great tax-advantage investment in and of itself.  Finally, you may be doing good for the country because you are investing in an area …

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Highlights from Warren Buffet’s Annual Letter

Each year, we all (or at least I) eagerly anticipate Warren Buffet's Annual Letter to Shareholders. It's such an awesome read in so many ways! Not only does it give a great summary of what happened over the past year at Berkshire but it also provides amazing financial advice, a good read on the economy …

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Flip Houses for Quick, Free, Easy, Guaranteed Profit

Buy it with $0 of your own money!  Easy money!  It's just like HGTV!  No money needed!  Profits are guaranteed! If the first few lines appeal to you, close this now.  There is no free lunch in the world of long term, sustainable real estate investing.  You can go to endless "free" seminars where you …

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Calculate Your Net Worth Quarterly

I believe you should calculate your personal net worth quarterly.  When you calculate your net worth, you are acknowledging where you are financially.  When you re-calculate it, you are coming face-to-face with how you are doing in improving your finances. As you begin to track your net worth over time you will realize how you …

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Investing in the Stock Market with a Lump Sum

In the prior post we went over buying stocks using Dollar Cost Averaging.  Today, we'll go over another technique for investing in the stock market to potentially maximize your return and minimize your losses.  This method assumes you have a lump sum to invest.  So it can work mostly for those with an IRA that …

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Stock Investing Using Dollar Cost Averaging

Visit the full post to hear the Podcast! As stated in the prior post, we should get it out of our heads that we can perfectly time the stock market over time.  There are some strategies though that can help you minimize your losses and maximize your returns.  One such method used by many people …

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Case Study: One Person’s Financial Journey

Visit the full post to hear the Podcast! Let's together run through a scenario to see how we can take someone through the Financial Stages.  We'll call her Jane.  Let's assume I met with Jane because she was feeling like she just can't get ahead with Denver's high cost of living.  She is 30 years …

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Financial Stage 4: Overflowing

Are you in Financial 4: Overflowing? You are in Financial Stage 4, Overflowing, once you have paid off all of your debts, you are on track to reach all of your investing goals, you are increasing your net worth regularly, and you are giving generously.  This is the stage where you really make a huge …

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