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Millennials Are Seeking Prenups—and It Might Just Be Worth Considering

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

What If Everything You Thought About “Good” and “Bad” Debt Is Wrong?

Most people have been taught that certain kinds of debt are “good,” and that others are “bad.” But these days, debt doesn’t necessarily fit into neat categories. While years ago, people might have stuck with the same job for the long haul (and in fact, more than 40% of Baby Boomers stayed with their employer for 20+ years), today’s economy is much more fluid, with millennials more willing to act on job opportunities and move from company to company. So all that old school financial advice? It doesn’t apply so much anymore.

Take a look at some of the biggest misconceptions about good debt vs. bad debt, and use the facts to get a better handle on your finances. You can consider this your personal debt payoff planner.

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How One Attorney Paid Off Six-Figure law school student loan debt

Five Years to Becoming a Debt-Free JD: How One Attorney Paid Off Six-Figure Law School Debt

Law careers are traditionally viewed as lucrative and enviable. Yet, many attorneys are saddled with mortgage-sized law school debt after graduation.

About five years ago, Harvard Law School left one law school grad and blogger, DebtFreeJD, with nearly $150,000 in student loan debt. After a few years of payments, she’d made a $25,000 dent in that total. Then, she and her husband made an ambitious vow to tackle her remaining law school debt in one year and two months—about the same amount of time it took to build the Empire State Building. Today, thanks to diligence and a refinance, she has earned her DebtFreeJD moniker.

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How a Roth IRA Withdraw Can Help You Buy Your First Home

Should You Use Your Roth IRA to Buy Your First Home?

As a young professional, there are many worthy financial goals competing for your paycheck dollars, including saving for retirement and buying your first home. If you’re aiming to do both, there’s a chance you’ll have to sacrifice one for the other at some point—especially if you’re paying back student loans.

On one hand, the earlier you start saving for retirement, the longer your money has to grow. On the other hand, saving for a down payment on a home in today’s market can take years—and the longer you wait, the more you’ll need. But there’s one tool that can help you save for both, without having to plan your whole life before you turn 30: A Roth IRA.

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Retail Flat in Spite of Sentiment – Week of January 18, 2017

We have seen some of the “Trump Trades” retrace a bit as equities have levelled off, interest rates have eased, and the dollar has weakened against both the yen and euro over the last week. The economic data continues to point to faster growth and accelerating inflation, but questions remain on whether the post-election euphoria will translate into increased spending.

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New York homes that make us want to become howmeowners

5 New York Homes That Make Us Want to Book a Moving Truck

Start spreading the news: SoFi is now licensed to offer mortgages in New York—with only a 10% down payment and no private mortgage insurance (PMI) required!

New York real estate has much to offer depending on where you choose to live. The city that never sleeps has Central Park, the bright lights of Broadway, and countless restaurants with world-renowned chefs at the helm. The ‘burbs, on the other hand, offer large yards and more living space for your buck. Whether you’re ready to take on a borough or get away from it all, New York is a great place to call home.

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