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Free Money for Illinois First Time Homebuyer

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 […]

Where to open and fund your Roth IRA

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 […]

4 Months Away! Roth IRA Deadline Approaching

Welcome back.  Let’s keep learning about Roth IRAs.  Today, with the deadline to make your 2013 contribution just 4 months away, I will cover the rules for using your Roth IRA before you retire.  Part of me hates to mention this information since tapping into your Roth IRA before retirement does not make your retirement […]

Countdown to Roth IRA Contribution Day

5 Months to go! The Roth IRA deadline for your 2013 contribution is just 5 months away.  Today I will cover rules for regular and Roth IRAs which will highlight why I am crazy about Roth IRAs. Retirement Withdrawal Rules I know.  You may not have opened or added anything to your IRA and I […]