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Should You Make the Leap from Renting to Homeownership?

In late October of 2015, a French sailor clung to the rigging pole of his disabled sailboat as it was tossed to and fro in frigid 20-foot seas 400 miles off the coast of Alaska. Nearby the rescue boat, Tor Viking, floated in front of the doomed sailboat. With his cat Pip securely tucked in his...

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VA Loans: Who's Ginnie Mae?

There are a lot of unusual names that pop up in discussions about home loans and the mortgage industry. Maybe you’ve wondered who Ginnie Mae is and what she has to do with home loans. Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae are also brought up frequently. Are they related to Ginnie Mae? And then there’s...

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Should You Invest in Bitcoin?

Thinking about making the leap into cryptocurrency? In 2017, Bitcoin saw a surge of popularity and went from an obscure idea amongst tech savvy investors to a legitimate investment source that created billionaires as the price of Bitcoin skyrocketed.   Priced at just under $1,000 in the...

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How a “Duck Hunt” Led to the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is a frequent topic on the evening news; yet, many Americans know very little about this powerful institution, the influence it has on the economy, and the mysterious meeting more than a hundred years ago that laid the foundation for its birth. A Duck Hunt on Jekyll Island...

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Is It Better to Buy a New Or Used Car?

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? It can be difficult to choose between a brand new car and an older used vehicle. While there is no single right answer for everyone, we are providing the financial risks and benefits of both options to help you make the smartest financial decision...

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