Archive - July 1, 2010

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Congress Likely to Extend Homebuyer Credit
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Achieving Your Financial Goals: It May Be Easier Than You Think
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How Much is Enough For Retirement?

Congress Likely to Extend Homebuyer Credit

Late last year, Congress extended an $8,000 tax credit for new homebuyers and created a $6,500 credit for some existing homeowners who sell their old homes and buy new ones. These credits were originally available for houses purchased under contracts signed by April 30, 2010 and closed by June 30, but new legislation may give a break to those who can’t meet the June 30 deadline.

With so many buyers rushing to take advantage of the credit, lenders and appraisers have had a hard time keeping up with the volume.  According to the National Association of Realtors, as many as

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Achieving Your Financial Goals: It May Be Easier Than You Think



Now that you have a strong financial foundation we can build wealth according to your time frame, your return needs, and your risk tolerance. Notice I didn’t say the markets. That is an important point. Most of the market swings have nothing to do you but rather factors that are out of your control.

I had a friend that said he is so glad that he was in an all cash position during the crash because all of his friends lost money. After that he asked me how he can invest for better returns.

First of all no one loses… Read More

How Much is Enough For Retirement?

None of us knows how long we will live. But you can be sure that the longer you live the more money you will need – unless – you’re willing to reduce your lifestyle in retirement. According to IRS issued life expectancy tables, the life expectancy for a 25 year old is 83.2, for a 50 year old 84.2 and for a 75 year old it’s 88.4.

The older you get the more years you are expected to live. We can thank medical science and our healthier lifestyles for this increased longevity. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 …

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