Double Your Down Payment Savings

Double Your Down Payment Savings

Buying a home is a big financial goal, however saving for the down payment can be a major roadblock. There are several different routes to achieving this goal. When the lease on the apartment my boyfriend and I rent was nearing expiration, we considered buying a home. In the process, we discovered a savings program, called a ‘matched savings’ program, to help speed up down payment savings.

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Is the Mortgage Tax Deduction in Your Best Interest?

Is the Mortgage Tax Deduction in Your Best Interest?

So tax season is upon us, and if you’re paying on a mortgage, you probably feel pretty excited about the home mortgage tax deduction that comes with it. After all, everyone says that you should hold off on fully repaying your mortgage because the tax deduction saves you money. Unfortunately, that common sense advice isn’t really sensible at all, and may actually be costing you money.

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Where Does Your Money Go?

Where Does Your Money Go?

Have you ever had such a terrible customer service experience or been charged so many fees at your bank that you seriously considered closing your accounts, but didn’t because, well, would another corporate bank be any different? Credit unions are a viable alternative to big banks. After a terrible customer service experience, this was exactly the course I took.

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Personal Finance Insights from Self-Employed Women #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Personal Finance Insights from Self-Employed Women #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Yesterday I had the privilege of organizing an event in honor of Women’s Money Week at Whetstone Workgroup. Since the patrons at Whetstone are self-employed, we set up a discussion with financial counselor Katharine Perry on saving for retirement when you’re self-employed (and female.)

I  learned a lot about what self-employed women are worried about when it comes to personal finance, and also got some insights from those who have done this freelancing gig for a lot longer than I have. I wanted to share some of that with you here today.

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Do Women Really Have Different Financial Planning Needs? #WMWeek17 @marybstorj

Do Women Really Have Different Financial Planning Needs? #WMWeek17 @marybstorj

The fight for female equality has been underway for more than a century. Since then, voting, birth control and other rights have been achieved. But not every woman is aware that there’s still a huge discrepancy in how financially prepared men and women are when it comes to retirement.

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How One Decision Can Lead to a Comfortable Retirement #WMWeek17 @ClaudiaRwealth

How One Decision Can Lead to a Comfortable Retirement #WMWeek17 @ClaudiaRwealth

In celebration of the 6th annual Women’s Money Week, see this post below about retirement investing. #WMWeek17

Gone are the days of the pension plan.

Most employers have decided that it’s the responsibility of the employees to provide for themselves in retirement. That’s partially because pension plans are essentially unsustainable.

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