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What NOT to do when buying a house

Many of my family and friends are starting to buy their first houses. (Yay for them and the economy!) I've been very impressed by their knowledge and resourcefulness in finding answers to their real estate related questions but there's so much information out there. So...I thought I'd put together a brief list of what NOT … Continue reading What NOT to do when buying a house

Do You Know Your Net Worth?

No matter how financially secure or insecure you feel, the number one most important thing to know is your net worth. When most people review their finances they focus on their budget. While creating and monitoring your budget is important, knowing your net worth is more important. Way more important. And it doesn't need to … Continue reading Do You Know Your Net Worth?

Give Alternative Spring Cleaning A Try

I live in Central New York where winters are typically unbearable for me. Too cold, snowy, windy, depressing, and non-inspirational. But this winter hasn't been too bad. The past few weeks have actually been in the 60's some days. Makes me think about how amazing it feels to open the windows and doors, let the fresh … Continue reading Give Alternative Spring Cleaning A Try

New Year’s Resolutions Suck

  I absolutely hate to waste time. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. Statistically speaking, New Year's resolutions are a waste of time. According to Forbes, more than 40% of Americans make New Year's resolutions and just 8% of people achieve their New Year's goals. Don't let it get you down though. You can … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions Suck