During the worst of the housing crisis, experts warned against buying a home if you didn't expect to stay put for seven, eight, even ten years.
Where to take money from is a dilemma faced by many families who have amassed significant college savings spread over several accounts.
It's actually part of a broader question: What types of bitcoin transactions make the most sense?
Figuring affordability has a flaw: You need to stay employed and have even double or triple to income to cover all the costs.
If you start chipping in on the mortgage payment, how would the two of you divvy up the home equity if you were to part ways?
Everything's going swimmingly with your pension plan and match arrangement until this happens.
The alternative minimum tax was established in 1969 to make sure no one could use deductions to escape federal income tax entirely. While aimed originally at the wealthy, it gradually has hit more middle-class folks.
It comes with a benefit that can be especially appealing at a time of rising interest rates: assumability.
You wouldn't expect this method to beat out investments, inheritance or marrying a sugar daddy (or mama).
It may seem counterintuitive, but sprucing up your home is important. Here's why.