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March 30, 2013 – Tax Preparation Tips

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Chris is joined this week by Jack Hachey and Herb Montgomery, two sponsors of the show, to chat about tax preparation. Both guests offer ideas and reminders for successful tax preparation. Chris also talks about upcoming seminars and the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast. All that, the market report, and Mike Burton and the Mortgage Minute […]

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First Trust commentary – “Fed Will Make Excuses about Inflation”

By on March 25, 2013 in Monthly Commentary

“Fed Will Make Excuses about Inflation” Reprinted with the permission of First Trust Brian S. Wesbury – Chief Economist, First Trust Bob Stein, CFA – Senior Economist, First Trust Date: 2/25/2013 Inflation is tame. For now. the CPI (consumer price inflation) was flat in January and is up only 1.6% from a year ago. The PPI (producer […]

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Market Week: March 25, 2013

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The Markets Global equities took a hit from uncertainty over Cyprus. Domestic equities fared better; though they slid much of the week, optimism about a possible bailout agreement led to a rally on Friday that left them down only slightly.

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March 23, 2013 – Mortgages and an Interview with Congressman Lynch

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Chris is joined by frequent co-host and show sponsor Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage on this week’s Something More with Chris Boyd. They discuss mortgage topics that will be presented in the third installment of the four part Retirement Readiness series of seminars. Chris also interviews Congressman Stephen Lynch and covers the topics of the […]

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Refinancing Your Mortgage

By on March 19, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments

When you refinance your mortgage, you take out a new home loan and use some or all of the proceeds to pay off the existing one. Today, many homeowners are taking advantage of historically low interest rates and refinancing their mortgage loans. Why refinance your mortgage?

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Market Week: March 18, 2013

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The Markets The S&P 500 came tantalizingly close to its all-time high but couldn’t quite manage to top it. Meanwhile, the Dow’s 10-day winning streak finally came to an end on Friday. Nevertheless, all four domestic indices pulled off a positive week, with the small caps of the Russell 2000 in the lead once again.

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

By on March 16, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. But competing with the desire to own your home free and clear is your need to invest for retirement, your child’s college […]

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Reverse Mortgages

By on March 16, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments

What are reverse mortgages? Older individuals who own their homes often find themselves “house rich and cash poor.” Developed to address this dilemma, a reverse mortgage provides funds–all at once or over time–to an older homeowner by drawing against the equity built up in the residence. Unlike “forward” mortgages, reverse mortgages are not repaid on […]

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March 16, 2013 – Natural Gas, Value Investing, Mortgage Minute

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This week’s special guest is Skip Aylesworth of the Hennessy Funds. Chris and Skip discuss Natural Gas funds and answer questions such as:1. What is the potential future for Natural Gas consumption in the United States? 2. What is the potential for economic impact resulting from this energy story? 3.How is investing in a fund […]

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Market Week: March 11, 2013

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The Markets The Dow finally managed to put the last five-and-a-half years behind it on Tuesday when it surpassed its all-time high of October 2007. Once that milestone was reached, the Dow never looked back, setting fresh records every day for the rest of the week. Meanwhile, the broader S&P 500 was only about 14 […]

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