Down Payment Savings Tips for the Newbie Home Buyer

by John Stephens 31. July 2014
Saving enough for a 20% down payment on a home can be one of the toughest financial challenges most people will ever take on. With the median existing U.S. single-family home price at about $213,000, that means pulling together more than $40,000 – a veritable mountain of cash. Yet reaching that goal can be done. It just takes planning, patience and discipline. Here are some tips to help you map your path to home ownership: [More]

Infographic: Are Maryland Private Schools Worth the Price Tag?

by Sara Seeger 23. July 2014
All parents want to give their children the best education possible, and many believe that private grade schools and high schools provide the best opportunities. But as the average cost of private schools continue to rise, people are asking themselves, is the price tag worth it? If you found this infographic useful, be sure to check out these other related articles: Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Money Has Anyone Seen My $200 Million? Debt to Income Ratio: What It Is and How It Helps (or Hurts) Y... [More]

Infographic: Traditional vs. Roth IRA

by Sara Seeger 12. June 2014
We know there are lots of different types of retirement accounts, and it sure can get confusing! Here's a simple illustration of the differences between Traditional and Roth IRAs. This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor. The Roth IRA offers tax deferral on any earnings in the account. Withdrawals from the account may be tax free, as long as they are considered q... [More]


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