The Internet Hate Machine

A few days ago a tragic news story made international headlines.  It was written in multiple languages and published by Time, The New York Times, Yahoo News, Fox News, and several other big name as well as small news publications.  The story was about a mother and her 5 children …

What if i pay $100 extra on my mortgage

What If I Pay $100 Extra On My Mortgage?

Paying off the mortgage is a great goal to have, especially if you have a 30 year mortgage.  On my $116,000 mortgage paying an extra $200 per month put me on track to cutting my mortgage duration in half.  Because 30 year mortgages are mostly interest payments for the first …

When Is Life Insurance Taxable?

One of the primary questions I’m asked about life insurance is “Is Life Insurance Taxable?”.  The IRS has very specific rules about how to handle life insurance payments and for the vast majority of people life insurance is not taxable. When we are looking into these details about life insurance …

Quarter 2 2018 Update

Our second quarter was filled with 3 fun mini-vacations and of course the start of summer break!  I was laid off (planned seasonally) the first week of May.  This is a blessing in that it gives our family a lot of time for summer fun and saves us from even …