Episode 12: Ask Mary Beth: Am I Sitting on Too Much Cash and How Do I Know How Much Mortgage I Can Afford?

Episode 12: Ask Mary Beth: Am I Sitting on Too Much Cash and How Do I Know How Much Mortgage I Can Afford?

Work Your Wealth
Work Your Wealth
Episode 12: Ask Mary Beth: Am I Sitting on Too Much Cash and How Do I Know How Much Mortgage I Can Afford?
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AM I SITTING ON TOO MUCH CASH?

HOW DO I REALLY KNOW HOW MUCH MORTGAGE I CAN AFFORD?

One of the fun parts of being a financial planner is getting to field and answer questions from clients and readers all around the country. In these Work Your Wealth episodes I’ll be taking time to address and answer questions I’ve come across from readers and clients throughout my career. Today I’m answering the above questions.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • What amount is just enough cash to have on hand.
  • Where to keep your cash savings accounts.
  • How to determine what to do with additional cash beyond your emergency fund.
  • Planning for short versus long-term goals.
  • The lifestyle factors to consider before locking in a mortgage payment for the next 15 – 30 years.
  • Decisions to make before shopping for a house.
  • The #1 thing you need to get organized prior to planning a home purchase.

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Episode 12: Ask Mary Beth: Am I Sitting on Too Much Cash and How Do I Know How Much Mortgage I Can Afford?

Episode 08: Ask Mary Beth – How Do I Get Started With Investing and Retirement Savings or College Savings: Which Comes First?

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Work Your Wealth
Episode 08: Ask Mary Beth – How Do I Get Started With Investing and Retirement Savings or College Savings: Which Comes First?
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HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH INVESTING?

RETIREMENT SAVINGS OR COLLEGE SAVINGS: WHICH COMES FIRST?

One of the fun parts of being a financial planner is getting to field and answer questions from clients and readers all around the country. In these Work Your Wealth episodes I’ll be taking time to address and answer questions I’ve come across from readers and clients throughout my career. Today I’m answering the above questions.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • The first thing you need to determine before you even dive into investing.
  • Why a diverse portfolio matters.
  • What an index does for you.
  • What a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund can do for you.
  • Where to start in the retirement vs. college planning debate.
  • What happens when you plan for college without planning for retirement.
  • Why “do what you can” is better than “do nothing”.

LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

LET’S CONNECT!

ENJOY THE SHOW?