24 July 2018
After the past couple of decades—can you believe it's been over 10 years since the Great Recession already?—the mortgage scene has changed considerably. From the shaky subprime loans of the '00s to the tighter qualifications during the recession to the resurgence of adjustable-rate loans now, home buyers have experienced a seesaw of requirements. Life has been pretty good lately for a lot of people, and mortgage requirements are once again being relaxed.
19 April 2018
For many individuals, their 30s are when they start to hit their stride with their career, bringing home real paychecks. This is also the time period of one's life when big expenses, outside of college, such as children and homes start to come up. Your earning potential combined with life changes mean that you need to be smart with your money in your 30s. 1. Start Living Below Your Means
7 December 2017
If you are a millennial and you are thinking about buying a house for the first time, you may have a myriad of questions and concerns. It is common to become confused by the homebuying process, especially the first time you are trying to do it. However, there are some tips that you can use to help you make the first-time home buying process as easy as possible for you. Get to know a few of these tips so you can be sure you get the best possible first house for you.
7 December 2017
For some savers, the paltry returns offered by savings accounts make it hard to find the motivation to save their extra money. One way to achieve a higher rate of return on your savings is to open an investment account. With an an investment account, you assume more risk, but you have access to a wider assortment of products, such as bonds, mutual funds, and individual stocks. Before opening your investment account, here are a few things you need to do.
15 October 2017
Obtaining a loan can be a stressful but essential step in achieving your goals or making large purchases. Sadly, individuals will frequently feel stressed about the process of applying for one of these loans. If this is the case for you, there are several key points that you may want to keep in mind before you start the application process as this will help you to proceed through this experience as confidently and informed as possible.
30 August 2017
Most people who buy homes take out a 30-year mortgage; this has just become the standard in the United States. However, many lenders also offer 15-year mortgages. Because they are paid over a shorter time period, they result in a smaller amount of interest paid over the life of the loan. A 15-year mortgage is not for everyone, but here are four signs it may be right for you. You have a steady, predictable income.
17 February 2016
As people manage their wealth and prepare for the future, a large part of that is philanthropy and donating to local causes. Along with giving to charities of your choice, it's also important to teach your children the importance of giving. Knowing that you give to charities is a good way to help, but there four ways to take things one step further. By planning ahead and working with a private wealth management company, you can guide your children into a future of giving and philanthropy.