Housing


The Problem With “Rent To Own” Deals

Starting out, or starting over, is hard. You maybe have a place to live, but it’s empty, and it makes life feel uncomfortable. It’s natural…



flood insurance

Things To Think About Flood Insurance

After Hurricane Harvey, and as we watch Hurricane Irma, many people have questions about flood insurance, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there.  Here…



Keep Your Insurance Info Up-To-Date

Folks often ask me questions about changing insurance info when they move.  “Do I need to tell my homeowner’s insurance company when we rent out…






Military Extension for Capital Gains Exclusion

From The Mailbag: Capital Gains Math

Updated on 12 July 2017 to include information about how retirement impacts the military extension.  Thank you to my friend and smart money guy Forrest…






How To Break A Lease

How To Break A Lease Without SCRA

Sometimes, life doesn’t go the way you plan.  Good or bad, things happen.  Sometimes those things mean that you want or need to break a…



VA Loan

6 Reasons A VA Loan May Be A Good Fit

PCS season is upon us. And that means you may be preparing your household for the next move. While my military days are well behind…



Should I Buy A House?

From The Mailbag: Should I Buy A House?

Okay, this one’s not quite exactly from the mailbag.  It’s a composite question from several different conversations, comments and emails I’ve had recently. Dear Kate,…