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Funny Ways To Save Money

by The Jamison Team on 10/02/15

There was a list of funny ways to save money on a "frugal living" website. They weren't necessarily meant to be funny, but were gleaned from real suggestions sent in. Some cheapskates don't seem to notice that an extra hour at work might put them further ahead than many hours of penny-pinching.

The following are real suggestions, and then there are some funny ways to save money that you really shouldn't try.

Read the Suggestions here....

An Overview of Reverse Mortgages

by The Jamison Team on 09/30/15

you own a home, you know mortgage products have moved beyond the basic 30 year fixed option. Reverse mortgages are one such product and here is an overview.

An Overview of Reverse Mortgages

A typical mortgage is created when a lender provides you with a lump sum amount of cash to purchase real estate. In consideration of this, you agree to repay the mortgage on a monthly basis for a defined time period at a particular interest rate. The length of the repayment period and interest rate, whether fixed or adjustable, set the monthly payment amount.

Learn more here....

A Quick Real Estate Lesson

by The Jamison Team on 09/18/15

Where did the notion that men should buy houses for women come from? Some people say that this is based on our natural instinct. Like any other animal, parents want to protect their young for the continuation of the species. Anyway, asked that question because I wanted to know why business relating to real estate is suddenly making becoming popular. Before you had the buying and selling of properties. Now, with the widespread use of the Internet, we have real estate trading which is basically “I buy yours you buy mine” kind of arrangement.

Read more here...

Some Tips for Buying Rental Properties

by The Jamison Team on 09/15/15

Buying rental properties can be a great way to build your wealth. However, as in most real estate investment, it is sometimes difficult to know if you've found a good deal - especially the first time. Here are some things to look for to be sure that rental is a great investment. Read more here....

Buying or Leasing a Car - Which is better?

by The Jamison Team on 09/08/15

Purchasing a new car is always an exciting time in life; however, it can also be confusing and time confusing, especially with so many different types of financing options available. Should you purchase your next vehicle outright or would it be better to lease it? Which option will be better financially for you? Read on for more tips to help you make the right decision for you and your finances the next time you’re in the market for a new car.  Read more here....

Renovate for Real Estate Gains

by The Jamison Team on 09/05/15

A home is so much more than a roof over our heads. It is our largest purchase (unless you like thoroughbreds or really expensive shoes), and almost always a significant portion of our assets at retirement. So when it comes to improving your home through renovations, it's important to think beyond cosmetic appeal and look at how those projects can improve your wealth. Read more here....

Do This Before You Sell Your House

by The Jamison Team on 08/31/15

Want to Increase Your Equity When Selling Your Home? - Think of Your Home as a Financial Asset

A transition takes place when you begin the process of selling your home. You see your home not as a home, but as a financial asset, and the question becomes how do your get the most equity out of your house?  Read more here.....

“Renting Back” After Your Home Is Sold

by The Jamison Team on 08/25/15

Sometimes it’s helpful to sell your home before you really want to move. This often happens when you are having a new home built, but aren’t sure of the completion date. Is there any way you can sell your home so you’re sure of the funds available for the new purchase, but continue to live in your old home until construction of the new one is complete. Yes, there is with the renting back strategy.   Read more here....

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Season

by The Jamison Team on 08/20/15

Now this looks like fun!!! Take the family out to the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest between May 22 - September 27

Tickets to individual skating sessions can be purchased online or in-person


Admission: $3 (**Admission is FREE for Independence Blue Cross Cardholders and Employees**)

Skate Rental: $10

3 Simples Ways To Avoid Bankruptcy

by The Jamison Team on 08/06/15

In this debt-ridden society, many people are in severe financial difficulties. While bankruptcy is the last step in a long road of financial pressures for many, others opt for this solution too early, sometimes without considering suitable bankruptcy alternatives.

There are several options available for you if you are in debt and do not wish to declare bankruptcy. The most sought-after option is obtaining a debt-consolidation loan and closing all existing credit lines. Debt consolidation is where you take a new unsecured loan and use the funds to pay off your outstanding debts.  Read more here...

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