What is the Homestead Exemption?

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Q: What is the homestead exemption and how do I know if I qualify?  A: The homestead exemption can help you save a significant amount on your taxes and offer other legal provisions. Read on for all your questions on the homestead exemption, answered.  What is the homestead exemption? The homestead exemption is a legal provision in Read More »

My House Skyrocketed in Value. Now What?

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Q: The value of my house has shot up a lot in recent months. What steps should I take now? A: The flaming real estate market means homes are rising in value at a meteoric rate. In fact, in some areas of the country, properties have doubled in value over the last two years. Because of this, Read More »

Step 7 of 12 to Financial Wellness: How to Pay Yourself First

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Now that you’re managing your money well and you’ve even learned to share the gifts you’ve been given, it’s time to start perfecting the art of saving. “Pay yourself first” is a catchphrase that means prioritizing your personal savings above other expenses. Savings should not be an afterthought or an extra that only happens if Read More »

Step 6 of 12 to Financial Wellness: Pay it Forward

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Now that you’ve started paying down debt, you and your partner have tackled big money issues, and you’ve mastered the art of spending mindfully, you’re now ready to think beyond your own needs by learning how to pay it forward.

Money management can sometimes feel inherently selfish. You’re earning, budgeting, saving and investing, all so you and those you love can enjoy a worry-free life on your own standards. But there is so much more you can do with the money you’ve been blessed with – as well as with your time, talents and possessions. Let’s explore five different ways you can make the world into a better place by paying it forward.