Before you purchase a home, it’s important to decide whether you’re at the right point in your life and career to make such a commitment. Otherwise, you risk making a home buying mistake that’s difficult and costly to amend. Here’s what to consider when deciding whether to buy a house now or wait.
Net worth offers a common way to measure your personal wealth. Everyone should know how to calculate their net worth — and should do so monthly. Fortunately, there are several free tools that help you calculate and track your net worth automatically. Learn how to calculate your personal net worth.
Owning a home means an endless list of possible home improvement projects and upgrades. It’s important to evaluate which pursuits give you the best return on your potentially significant investment. Here are the home improvement and remodeling ideas that are most likely to increase your home value.
Have you considered what will happen to your money after you’re gone? Estate planning often takes a backseat to seemingly more pressing matters. But you can’t live forever, so you need to make some vital financial and personal decisions now. Read up on how to create an estate plan to get started.
Travel always costs more than you think it will. And that’s increasingly by design. As you plan your next getaway, keep a wary eye out for hidden costs and fees. They often get buried in the fine print — until it’s time to pay the bill. The good news is you can avoid many of them.