Free money does not come around too often. Right now if you are a first time homebuyer in Illinois you could get $7,500 for free and a lower interest rate on your mortgage as well. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has launched Welcome Home Illinois to encourage first time homebuyers. For all the details […]
Anyone planning to spend money on their house before June? You better sign up quickly for this bonus category from the 3 major cards with bonus categories. These cards (Discover It, Chase Freedom and Citibank Dividend ) give you 1% back on all your purchases and every quarter highlight bonus categories that give you 5% […]
Enough planning. It’s time for action. 2 months left to open and fund your 2013 Roth IRA. For the past 4 month I have been introducing you to the Roth IRA (See here, here, here and here). Today we will cover opening and funding the account. The Roth IRA is a type of account you […]
Who wants to make a guaranteed 6.2%? I do. With checking accounts yielding .01% and savings accounts not much better, it’s a no brainer. Here’s the deal. First class stamp rates are going up by 3 cents on Sunday, January 26th to 49 cents. If you buy the forever stamps on Friday or Saturday, you […]
3 months to go. Are you ready? Your Roth IRA is waiting. The past 3 months I have been sharing the rules for a Roth IRA. This month I will cover a unique way to get your account funded. A quick recap 1. You need earned income to fund a Roth IRA 2. You can […]
I just wanted to thank you again for sitting down with me yesterday and going over our finances. It is a huge relief to be able to talk to someone about everything and I really can’t express enough how much I appreciate it.