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Posted by Mark Pokorny February 10, 2018

4 Mortgage Myths to Forget Now

4 Mortgage Myths to Forget Now

When you are getting ready to buy a home, you need to start looking at mortgages. Almost everyone needs a mortgage, and unless you have a lot of experience, it can be difficult to understand everything about your mortgage. There are a lot of myths out there, so here are a few you should ignore. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny February 02, 2018

Five “Bad” Home Investments That Are Actually Good

Five "Bad" Home Investments That Are Actually Good

As a homeowner, have you ever made an investment or upgrade to your property that others seem to question? Your home is your castle to do with what you want, but in making the right upgrades and investment choices for your home, you won’t just enjoy short-term benefits. You’ll be adding to the resale value Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny January 06, 2018

Is Getting a Loan for a Home Remodel Worth the Risk?

Is Getting a Loan for a Home Remodel Worth the Risk?

Any time you seek financing for a large purchase, you assume some kind of risk. For example, when you apply for a car loan, you assume the risk that you could be buying a lemon. Similarly, getting a home loan means taking on the risks of home-ownership costs and maintenance. Along with this kind of Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny December 20, 2017

5 Reasons a Degree in Accounting Provides the Most Versatile Career

5 Reasons a Degree in Accounting Provides the Most Versatile Career

There was a time when people viewed accountants with disdain, often making jokes about the high school nerds growing up to become accountants with their thick-framed eyeglasses and pocket protectors. That’s no longer the case. Today, the world recognizes the need for qualified accountants, and that has opened up a whole world of opportunities who Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny December 15, 2017

How Does Today’s Politics Affect My Investments?

How Does Today's Politics Affect My Investments?

When New York billionaire Donald Trump was surprisingly elected President of the United States in 2016, major stock exchanges around the world immediately reacted to the news. Wall Street was not in session when the first reports of a major election upset were broadcast; however after-hours trading declined sharply that night. Across the Atlantic, European Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny December 14, 2017

What Will The Stock Market Look Like in 20 Years?

What Will The Stock Market Look Like in 20 Years?

If anyone could completely predict what the stock market will look like in twenty years, you might as well name them Nostradamus and hand them all the money in the world right now. Every market investor knows that it is not possible to predict the movements or changes in the market with one-hundred percent accuracy. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny December 09, 2017

How Much Should You Be Spending on Home Security?

How Much Should You Be Spending on Home Security?

Most people only buy a couple of home security systems during their lives, so it’s easy to understand why they don’t know how much they should expect to spend on one. The fact is that the price of a security system will depend on the type of system that the home needs. The price range Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny December 05, 2017

How Your College Degree Impacts Your Investing Ability

How Your College Degree Impacts Your Investing Ability

You probably already know that a college degree is beneficial for many reasons, ranging from job security to career satisfaction and even the legacy you will leave for your children. There is yet another benefit to obtaining a college degree, although it may not be directly apparent. That personal finance class during your freshman year Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny November 30, 2017

How Do I Bounce Back from a Foreclosure Threat?

How Do I Bounce Back from a Foreclosure Threat?

If you were recently on the brink of foreclosure or if you are facing this possibility today, you understandably want to take necessary steps to secure your personal financial health. Your goals may be to protect your assets and to hopefully stay in your home. In some cases, homeowners can accomplish all of these goals, Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny November 17, 2017

5 Red Flags to Look for in Real Estate Investments

5 Red Flags to Look for in Real Estate Investments

Depending on the circumstances, real estate can have enormous investment potential or be a complete disaster that drags you down financially. The key is knowing when a property has potential or screams disaster. Fortunately, there are some red flags you can look for to help you figure it out. No hard data If you’re buying Continue reading →