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Marriage and Money – Dave Ramsey vs. Suze Orman

Money is one of the primary reasons for divorce in America these days. It’s a challenge taking two different personalities and getting them to agree on how to spend and save money. So, how do you manage your money well and keep your relationship strong? Leading financial show hosts Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey provide Read More

My Favorite Podcasts

I’m always trying to further my knowledge and better myself. I enjoy reading business and self-improvement type books far more than fiction. With that said, I’m not really a big reader. When I do slow down enough to sit down with a book, I usually enter into sleep mode pretty quickly.  So, I listen to Read More

Homeowner (and Rental Owner) Tax Deductions

It’s that time of year again… Tax time. I know, I cringe when I think about it too. Real estate is one of the most tax favored assets in the United States. If you’re a home owner or rental property owner, don’t forget to take advantage of all the tax deductions available to you. The Read More

Better Than Renting

In the Madison area the cost of renting is very comparable to the cost of buying when you look at monthly payments on a mortgage versus the monthly rental amount of a similar property. Many renters have said to me things like: “Why would I buy when the real estate market is in such turmoil?” Read More

Ready, Set, GOAL!

We’ve come to the end of 2011. What was your biggest accomplishment in the last year? Did you achieve everything you wanted?  Many of us set New Year’s resolutions and have ideas of things we’d like to accomplish in the coming year, but how many of us stick to a plan and follow through with Read More

Home Warranty – What’s it all about?

Guest Post – by Kyle Ebley Hello there.  My name is Kyle Ebley, Territory Manager for Home Security of America, commonly known as HSA, a home warranty company based in Madison, WI.  I’ve been called upon to offer some insight on the subject of home warranties:  what they are, how they work, and why they Read More

Keith and Kinsey’s 5 Rules of Property Investing

After 11 years of owning investment property, I’ve made some great decisions, made some mistakes, experienced an up market, and experienced a down market. After all this, I’ve developed 5 core rules of buying investment properties. Most of these rules can be applied to any type of investing too. Educate yourself Learn all you can Read More

My Debate With Suze Orman

Many of you know I have some gripes with the how the media represents politics, current events, and the real estate market. Last night  financial advisor, Suze Orman, aired a new episode about “real estate reality”.  There were some major points in her show that I disagree with. Suze said that if you bought a Read More

Fear Based Economy???

I find today’s stock market drop (512 points in the dow) quite humorous. It seems to be entirely irrational and fear based. How have the governments decisions over the past few days really affected you? My guess is not at all. Did Caterpillar really loose 10% in company value over the past 3 days?  Not Read More

Save Money With Your Online Shopping

If you’re unfamiliar with,,, or check out Kinsey’s blog for some great savings tips! She gives you tons of tips on how to save money on your normal purchases.

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