Value is the New Safe Haven

With geopolitical uncertainty and higher inflation ahead, you should be investing in value stocks. Value is the new safe haven. A safe haven is an investment that will retain the value you’ve stored with minimal risk. Cash in a savings account is a form of a safe haven. U.S. government treasuries have also been viewed as…

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Great Home-Buying Locations

Even with the record surge in home prices, there are several cities (and states) in the U.S. where the cost of real estate is more reasonable. Additionally, some of these cities (and states) even give you financial incentives to live and work there. 1. Tulsa, OK. This city offers a $10,000 relocation award and a…

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State Veterans’ Educational Benefits 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓

In addition to the Federal MGIB, post-9/11 GIB, and tuition assistance for active-duty, reserves, and national guard, some States offer additional tuition assistance (TA) for higher education. These are additive to federal educational benefits. I live in Washington, D.C., and hence researched some of the States closer to me. Here are some of the ones…

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Side-Hustle Ideas to Earn More Money

If you want to increase your income, here are a few ideas for remote work or work-from-home. This could be particularly useful to military spouses who are raising kids and moving every few years. 1. Lionbridge – working as an interpreter or translator 2. Boldly – working as a virtual assistant 3. Upwork – social…

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Save Money by Growing Food

Have you ever wanted to start a garden?  As we approach the Spring season, this could be an excellent way to eat a healthier diet and save money. With the rising cost of groceries, gardens can become a lot more beneficial in helping you save. Here are a few tips if you’d like to start…

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Real Safe Havens in a Volatile Market

Headline news continues to focus on a sharp drop in the stock market, particularly the tech-heavy NASDAQ index. The minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting revealed the leadership’s intent to raise interest rates soon. What the mainstream media doesn’t focus on is the bond market. Bonds are usually viewed as safe havens during normal…

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Winter: The Best Time for Real Estate Investing

The winter season is an excellent time to go hunting for an investment property. If you are interested in diversifying your financial investments, and you want to include some real estate, I have some tips for you today. 1.Winter in general is a good time to buy and invest in the real estate market. There…

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Using the VA Loan to Buy Multi-family Property

Is it possible to use a VA mortgage to buy a multifamily home? The answer is “yes” but certain conditions apply. The most important thing to remember when considering your VA loan options to buy multi-unit properties (including duplexes) is that your participating VA lender will require certain compliance with VA mortgage loan rules (and…

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January 2022 – Happy New Year!

I hope you had a joyous and fulfilling end to 2021. I also hope that you have an exciting 2022, and you reach those goals you set for yourself. I have a mentor who says, “People overestimate what they can do in a year, and underestimate what they can do in a decade.” What are…

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Merry Christmas 2021

I hope you and your family are enjoying this holiday weekend. I also want to leave you with some money-saving ideas for 2022. 1. Access to National Parks. If you are thinking about a vacation this coming year, one option is to visit our National Parks. The National Park Service offers free annual passes to active-duty military,…

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