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How to Pay For Your Mission Trip

by Mike on January 2, 2012

Mission Trip

Signing up for a mission trip is a wonderful way to share your faith and give back to those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, as you start to consider the costs of a plane ticket abroad, passport/visa fees, and living expenses, you may find that the costs are rather expensive. Here are a few ways […]


Finding your benefits with a VA Loan

by Mike on June 16, 2010

This is a guest post from Adam Gibson, author of Accrued Interest, a popular financial world blog. Check out Accrued Interest for the latest on the bond market, treasuries, mortgages and other financial news. With World War II still raging, the U.S. government created a unique home lending program to help spur home ownership among […]


The Difference between VA and FHA loans

by Mike on April 19, 2010

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the upcoming FHA loan insurer increase. While the premiums have increased, an FHA insured loan is still a good option for home buyers. However, if you qualify, there is a better option. The VA loan is a mortgage loan backed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The […]


FHA Insured Loan Costs to Increase

by Mike on April 2, 2010

A couple days ago, I wrote about the quickly approaching expiration of the Homebuyer’s tax credit. If you were already looking to buy, it’s a great incentive. However, there is bad news on the horizon for the approximately 30% of buyers that will receive FHA-insured mortgages. The costs of an FHA loan are slated to […]

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Should I Hurry to Pay off My Student Loans

by Mike on February 12, 2010

I am NOT a fan of debt, so why in the world wouldn’t I pay off my student loan with “gazelle like” intensity? The screenshot below will explain why I considered a less than aggressive payment strategy for my student loans. Think back to 2002-2003, college consolidation loans hit an all time low interest rate. […]