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How Watching The View Saved Us Over $15,000

How Watching The View Saved Us Over $15,000

It’s true. That morning chatfest where 5 (somewhat opinionated) ladies discuss Hot Topics saved us over $15,000! It was the most productive hour I’ve ever spent watching TV. And certainly the most lucrative. In the fall of 2010, self-proclaimed “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman, […]

Home Mortgage – The Great American Rip-Off

Home Mortgage – The Great American Rip-Off

The typical American family lives in a home worth $250K with a 30-year mortgage. On average, they live in the home for 9 years. After 9 years of mortgage payments, 50% of the interest has been paid, but less than 20% of the principal has […]

Will Our Housing Bubble Burst? TWICE?

Will Our Housing Bubble Burst? TWICE?

We just got some great news! According to our local Association of Realtors, home prices in our neighborhood have increased 31% over last year. So why aren’t we rejoicing? Because this seems eerily reminiscent of how we felt living in South Florida from 2000 to […]

Running with the Dogs (of the Dow)

Running with the Dogs (of the Dow)

Recently we decided to invest money in a strategy known as Dogs of the Dow. This technique was first described in the book, Beating the Dow, written by Michael O’Higgins. The book was first published in 1990. Interestingly, not once did O’Higgins ever mention the […]