February 2016 Posts

  • Should I loan my child money for a down payment on a house?

    For a lot of young people today, it's difficult to purchase a home without at least some financial assistance. As a result, many young adults turn to their parents or other family members for help with a down payment. ...
  • How long will I have to pay for private mortgage insurance?

    It depends. There are generally two ways that private mortgage insurance (PMI) can be removed from your mortgage loan. The first is if you request PMI cancellation directly from your lender. The second is through termination by your lender....
  • Can You Get to a Million Dollars?

    Often in life, you have investment goals that you hope to reach. Say, for example, you have determined that you would like to have $1 million in your investment portfolio by the time you retire. But will you be able to get there? ...
  • Cost of Living: Where You Live Can Affect How Rich You Feel

    Do you find yourself treading water financially even with a relatively healthy household income? Even with your new higher-paying job and your spouse's promotion, do you still find it difficult to get ahead, despite carefully counting your pennies? Does your friend or relative halfway across the country have a better quality of life on less income? If so, the cost of living might be to blame. ...
  • Rates on the Rise: Strategies for Fixed-Income Investors

    A long period of low yields has been challenging for many fixed-income investors, but owning bond investments in a rising interest-rate environment could become even trickier. When interest rates go up, the prices of existing bonds typically fall. Consequently, the Federal Reserve's rate-setting decisions could affect the entire fixed-income market....
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