Category Archive for "Mortgages"

The Bright Spots Exist in the Mortgage Market

Jul 18 2011

I remember this song taught to me as a kid that goes, “Stay on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,…

Budgeting Does Work (If You Make It Easy and Fun)—Part 2

Jul 04 2011

Now that you have a sense of what you’re spending as a result of prior decisions, what you’re spending each week, and…

Budgeting Does Work (If You Make It Easy and Fun)—Part 1

Jun 27 2011

If you didn’t skip this blog post, you’re probably hung up somewhere in your life on cash-flow or budgeting.  Most of my…

Fear, Loathing, and Promises on Tax Day

Apr 18 2011

I know what a vast majority of you are doing today:  You’ve gotten over your fear that your accountant has forgotten you. …

How to Take Advantage of Tax Time Document Gathering

Apr 11 2011

There are three good things that come out of tax time:  (1) it officially ends the previous year, so onward and upward;…

Owning a Home Becoming Cheaper Than Renting

Mar 21 2011

Or, perhaps better said, being a landlord is becoming more profitable.  A Deutsche Bank study recently released shows that renting a home…

Brokers Brace for Another Round of Mortgage Compliance

Feb 22 2011

Lanning Financial continues to offer mortgage services for our clients.  Really for the first time, I’m starting to wonder for how long. …

Lanning on 2011 Mortgage Rates: Higher But Still Good

Feb 07 2011

Okay, I’ll throw my hat into the contest ring of “Where will mortgage interest rates be this year?”  My answer is “higher…

Your Company’s 401(k) Is Not As Great As You Think

Jan 31 2011

I’m reading a book called The Better Money Method, which tells the story of how to create tax-free income in retirement.  It’s…

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