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Fie upon financial instruments!

August 16, 2011

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As a Gen X – Gen Y cusp, I have perhaps enough distance from the Gen Y ethos to see it clearly and am enough a part of it to see what is coming. I have a bit of a premonition. Given that Gen Y is growing up amidst mortgage failure and fraud, bank defaults […]

Why we are paying off our mortgage early

June 9, 2011

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Given the current economic situation and that bright people have gotten caught in situations way over their heads, it is hard to know what financial rules of thumb are paths to wealth and what lead to stress-inducing foolishness. For example, the conventional wisdom says that you build wealth by keeping your fixed rate mortgage through […]