There are 5 things you need to know about contributing to your pre-tax 401k or a Roth 401k. If you understand the basics, knowing which is best for you can add tens-or hundreds-of thousands of dollars to your retirement.Read More
Author: Greg Phelps, CFP®, CLU®, AIF®, AAMS®
There are things outside of your control that make a mortgage accelerator program difficult to implement. Don’t bother trying this if you can’t stick to a budget and don’t have free positive cash flow each month.
Mortgage accelerator programs are expensive, oftentimes costing thousands of dollars. Many of them also want you to be a trainer, helping other people pay off their debts early which has an additional expense. There’s really no need to spend thousands and certainly not to become a trainer. That money would be better off paying down your debt than learning the nuances of the system I just broadly described.
Can a mortgage accelerator program work? Sure it can! But your ultimate financial benefits will vary greatly from the glowing testimonials they provide in their sales pitches. If things go against you (rates rise on your HELOC, you can’t stick to a budget, etc.) it’s not the company you just paid thousands of dollars to that is going to be left picking up the financial pieces . . . it’s YOU!
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If you’re charitably inclined, a Donor Advised Fund can be a great way to slash your current and future tax bill while also fulfilling your charitable inclinations. They can be expensive though, so make sure you do your homework on Donor Advised Funds.Read More