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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early – And Why It’s a Priority

The habit of homeowners in recent years has been to keep their homes in a perpetual state of debt. There are after all, tax advantages to mortgage debt that lesser forms of debt don’t share. And houses have been—until recently at least—appreciating assets that will wipe out debt in an eventual sale. Not to worry […]

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Are You Preparing For the Next Economic Recession?

We find ourselves in one of those peculiar times when it’s anyone’s guess which way the economic winds are blowing. The media is doing little to untangle the confusion. Last week Yahoo! Finance reported that the economy may be dangling on the edge of another downward plunge in 5 Doomsday Scenarios for the U.S. Economy. […]

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Deal or No Deal – Take $198,000 or Go for $2 Million?

Though I don’t spend much time watching TV game shows, Deal or No Deal is one that I pay attention to when it’s on. Watching people make big financial decisions under pressure and in a short time frame is an interesting study in human psychology that’s way bigger than game shows themselves. They all involve […]

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Is a 15 Year Mortgage Financial Suicide?

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This post is from a new FiscalGeek staff writer: Kevin Mercadante. I’m very excited to have him contributing to the site. You can find out more about him at his own blog OutOfYourRut.com. Last week on Fiscal Geek we asked the question, Is There Such a Thing as “Good Debt?” and advanced the idea that […]

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Is There Such a Thing as “Good Debt”?

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This post is from a new FiscalGeek staff writer: Kevin Mercadante. I’m very excited to have him contributing to the site. You can find out more about him at his own blog OutOfYourRut.com. In the world of personal finance we often hear the term “good debt” thrown around in discussions of debt or of debt […]

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