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Why You Might Never Want to Pay Your Mortgage Off

Paying Off Mortgage

A couple of weeks ago, I responded to a couple of questions about paying off your mortgage early. This week, I got the opposite question. Given record low mortgage rates, does it even make sense to ever pay off your mortgage at all?

 

How to minimize estate taxes, even if you’re not rich

How to minimize estate taxes, even if you’re not rich

It’s easy to gripe about the rich manipulating the rules to lower their tax rates, but sometimes it’s better to simply borrow a few pages from their playbook. Although finagling a low tax rate on income — as Warren Buffett talks freely about — is difficult for regular salaried workers, there’s another area where modest taxpayers have something to learn from the wealthy: minimizing estate taxes.

 

Real-life money mistakes you can't afford to make

Real-life money mistakes you can't afford to make

Cash advances are one of the sneakiest ways a bank can trap you into a cycle of debt. But there are a handful of other debt traps you should avoid at all costs. "You may think you can get in and get out, but it's financial quicksand. ...

 

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