This quarter for the Family Finance Book Club pick, we read The Big Short by Michael Lewis, giving many of you a front-row seat and eye-opening read about how the mortgage industry nearly collapsed the entirety of Wall Street, taking Main Street down with it… but it also left you with lots of questions. Like,…

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First time homebuyers, and even experienced homebuyers who may be buying in a new area or buying into a higher price point, often ask me how much house they can really afford or how much of their income their mortgage should be. The key to answering these questions is understanding that the total cost of…

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One of the best things to come out of hosting a daily LIVE Q&A for all of you on Instagram is the insights I get into your most pressing questions. And right now, lots of you want to know is this a good time to buy a house? Many of your concerns are colored by…

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Every six months when the insurance premium bill comes due, you groan as you pay it. But when life’s unexpected occurs – the storm that drops a tree through your roof, or the day you don’t hit the breaks in time and rear end the car in front of you – personal property insurance let’s you breathe a sigh of relief. Today’s Family Financial Savvy covers the second part of my interview with Eli Zimmer of Daigle & Travers talking about Property and Casualty Insurance.

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This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. “We are pre-approved for WHAT?!?!” I will never forget nearly falling out of my chair when my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to get our mortgage pre-approval to buy our first home over a decade ago. We still had student loans, car…

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