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Relocating? Do You Buy or Rent?

Okay. You’ve retired and now you’re thinking of moving to your dream state. When you arrive, do you buy a new home/condo or rent?

Here’s what the experts say…

Buying a home is good financial decision if you’re planning on owning for 10 years or more. Often times your dream state turns out be less than you hoped. So those in the know say you should rent first, for a year or two, to see if like the area before actually buying. Now you know.

Oh, and wishing you a long and happy retirement!

Say Goodbye to Passwords

According to FBI consultant Frank Abagnale, in the near future we may not need to remember all those #$%*! Passwords for various internet websites. Abagnale says there is already technology that can identify you specific computer and authenticate it without the need for passwords.

 

 

Colors that Mean Money

Selling the homestead and planning to downsize?

The real estate website Zillow analyzed data from over 32,000 homes and discovered that certain colors on the walls of individual rooms could actually increase the value of your home.

For instance:

  • A kitchen painted a soft blue-grey increased the home’s value $1,809.
  • A powder blue or periwinkle bathroom increased the value $5,400
  • A Cerulean or cadet blue bedroom realized an $1,856 increase in value!

Have fun painting this weekend

There’s Gold in Them Thar Attics

Looking to raise a little cash and de-clutter at the same time? Here’s what’s hot and what’s not in the world of collectibles:

HOT NOT
Coins/Currency Pre-20th Century War Artifacts from WWI or II
Cardboard Advertising Signs  Metal Advertising Signs
Movie posters Pre-1990 Movie Posters Post-1990
Space Program Collectible Comics Books Post-1970
Vintage Mint Condition Toys Post-1960 Campaign Buttons

 

Happy hunting!

Time for Your Yearly Financial Check-Up

Financial planners say you should check these things to ensure you are in control of your money:

Do You Have a Will? No one likes to think about it. But the experts say this is where you should start. Using a lawyer will cost you (probably a couple of thousand dollars). If you go the Do-It-Yourself route, you’ll save money, but pay attention to your state’s rules before you sign or your will might be invalid.

Can You List All Your Financial Accounts? More importantly, can your spouse and/or heirs list all your financial accounts. Take time to prepare a list as well as contact information for all your accounts and make sure someone else you trust knows where that list is located.

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? Surprisingly, financial planners say that sometimes the answer is “no.” You may still get a tax benefit from mortgage interest and you’ll free up more cash to invest elsewhere or just to enjoy life. Before answering this question, consult your financial professional.

How Much Credit Card Interest Do You Pay Every Month? The average credit card charges 16%. So getting you answer to $0 or as close to it as possible is the right way to go.

Besides Diana Ross, what other two girls made up the original Supremes?

Flo Ballard and Mary Wilson
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