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Asked by Kelly
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
I would have them become involved in making smart choices with their and your money. If it is a smaller item, tell them they need to pay with their own money. If it ...
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Asked by Tony
Answered by Charles Sizemore, CFA in Dallas, TX
Hi Tony, While I do not expect the government to eliminate the mortgage deduction, it should really be a moot point. If you can only afford the house in question w...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Donn Sharer , CFP ChFC CLU in Millstone Township, NJ
Thanks for your question Lynn. While I can't speak specifically to PA, I can say that I'm not aware of a "return of premium" feature for whole life policies. That said...
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Asked by Boyce
Answered by Cathy Curtis, Financial Adviser in Oakland, CA
Good morning, First off, go back over your last year of credit card and bank statements and create an expense worksheet based on that review. First , focus on your dis...
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Asked by WILLIAM DAVIS
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
My feelings are that if Social Security and other government entitlements become too heavy a burden for future generations, they will diminish rather than go away. Th...
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Asked by an anonymous user
Having a Ph.D. is a great advantage. Not everyone can achieve such a educational pursuit. Being promoted with your Ph. D. will no doubt speak of your credentials and...
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Asked by an anonymous user
Answered by Kim Miller, CFP®PRO+ in Redmond, WA
Hi - it can be a struggle to get to Down Payment Paradise. You don't specify what the "ton of bills" represent and I won't speculate but you need to prioritize. Set ...
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Asked by an anonymous user
Answered by Pamela J. Horack, , CFP®PRO+ in Lake Wylie, SC
Woo hoo! Great job - you should be proud of yourself for getting your debt under control. If you have not done so already, work on building up your emergency fund. The...
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Asked by AuntieCathie
Answered by Bradford Creger, MoneyTips ContributorPRO+ in Pasadena, CA
Auntie Cathie, Yes, pay off the credit cards – but that’s probably all you should do. I see no one has told you that at today’s low interest rates it is probably m...
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Asked by Ashley Soto
Answered by Chad Freeman, Branch ManagerPRO+ in Bethesda, MD
Hi Ashley: As a mortgage professional, I would ask if you have a home equity line of credit on your home. If so, I would then ask what the interest rate is that you...
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