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Asked by DONNA in FLORIDA
Answered by Chad Freeman, Mortgage Broker in Rockville, MD
Hello Donna: I'm not 100% clear on the supporting information for your question; was the home sold (and therefore no longer owned by you), or do you still own it bu...
Chad Freeman
Asked by Edna M in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens, Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Hi Edna, You can't sell your securities until you have securities to sell. Here is a link: http://www.sec.gov/answers/lostcert.htm that explains what you need to do...
Helen Barbre Stephens
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Pro or Amateur, There’s Lots of Money in Pigskin
If you are planning to attend an NFL game or major college football game this year, you may want to stop by the bank for a significant withd...
Budgeting Investing & Retiring
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From Palladium to Black
Most people think of their credit cards as mere pieces of plastic they use to make purchases. In the process, they might also rack up some f...
Borrowing Credit Cards
Asked by Hope in Montana
Answered by Chad Freeman, Mortgage Broker in Rockville, MD
Hello Hope: You can think of credit as something that reflects your "fiscal personality" and you always want to make a good impression. By that I mean your credit h...
Chad Freeman
Asked by Lynn in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Martin Leclerc, Financial Advisor in Bryn Mawr, PA
First, dividend payments by corporations are not a deductable expense. Therefore, dividends are paid from after-tax income by companies with profits. Second, any ...
Martin Leclerc
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The 3 Keys to a Successful Retirement
If you think that the phrase “three key numbers to your retirement” has something to do with the lottery, think again. (Any lottery ticket w...
Retirement Investing & Retiring
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What You Need to Read Before Renting Your Next Automobile
At the airport car rental counter, we are faced with an array of options for car rental insurance. Tired, distracted and in a rush to get to...
Insurance Auto Insurance
Asked by Michael in Atlanta Ga
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens, Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Passive activities by definition are those trade or business activities where you don't materially participate. Rental real estate is one type, especially if one uses...
Helen Barbre Stephens
Asked by Brian in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Ted Erickson, Mortgage Broker in Novato, CA
The lowest score required is 500 for an FHA loan.
Ted Erickson
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Higher Education, Lower Prices
If your grades do not merit a full-ride academic scholarship to college and you do not have enough athletic skills to stop your grandmother ...
Student Loans Borrowing
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And How to Stick to It
In 21st century America, the idea of budgeting seems almost passé. After all, with practically unlimited credit available on a seemingly nev...
Budgeting Investing & Retiring
Asked by an anonymous user in Kota Kinabalu, 16
Answered by Martin Leclerc, Financial Advisor in Bryn Mawr, PA
Yes. The public library. For fundamental analysis start by checking out "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham, "Stocks for the Long Run" by Jeremy Siegel, an...
Martin Leclerc
Asked by Edna M in Bellingham, WA
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial Advisor in Pacific Palisades, CA
Absolutely. You need to think about what would happen if you cannot make decisions for yourself. Go to a good estate planning attorney and get a living will, power o...
Alex Bentley
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How a Deferred-Income Annuity Can Prevent You from Outliving Your Money
Retirees fear running out of money, and rightly so. This can happen to you in three ways – you fail to accumulate enough retirement assets, ...
Annuities Insurance Retirement Investing & Retiring
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How Does P/E Affect a Stock's Value and when is a High P/E Too High?
The Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio is one of the most often quoted measures of the value of a stock, but it can be puzzling to the novice inv...
Stocks Investing & Retiring

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