I’m Cheating On Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps – Sort Of

I'm cheating on Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps to pay off our house

This is the second in a seven day series of posts leading up to the day my wife and I pay off our house – December 14th, 2015. Yesterday I shared how we followed the fractured financial advice of everyone on TV – and it put us $70,000 in the hole. Today’s post explains how we…

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We Have Only 7 Days Until Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 7

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Hi! Thank you for visiting. This is the first in a series of articles that will be shared on various sites while my wife and I count the days left until we pay off our house! Come back every day for a new post and link to where it can be found. In 7 days we PAY OFF…

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7 Days to a Paid Off House

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Let the countdown continue! UPDATE: We did it! We paid off our house early! The home we purchased in late 1999 was paid off in a total of 15 years – about 15 years early because we started with a 5-1 ARM and thought we’d convert it to a 30-year mortgage before that term expired.…

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Webinar Replay: Year-End Tax Planning Tips For Everyday Americans

What you need to know for year-end taxes

It’s November! Time to get ready for the T-day: Tax Time Many Americans feel confused by the U.S. tax code – and they should be! There are more than 74,000 of rules and regulations in the Federal Tax Code – how could anyone keep track of every nuance? But there are things we can do…

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The Cost of Life Insurance is 50 Percent Less Than You Think, study shows

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The cost of Life insurance is 50 percent less than you think – a study by nonprofit LIFE Foundation and LIMRA found. The majority of respondents believed a 20-year level-term life policy for a healthy 30-year old would cost $400 a year. The actual cost was closer to $150 – $200. Of course, actual insurance premium rates…

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