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5 financial matters to consider when moving to a new state

CFP®, Partner, Brightworth, Lisa Brown, and Wealth Advisor •

Whether your company has decided to move its headquarters or operations to a new state or asked you to move to a different office location, you likely have a myriad of questions running through your mind. Where will I live? How are the schools? What’s the cost of living difference? Who are the best doctors?


How to get the lowest mortgage rates possible

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar

When it comes to financing your home, a basic understanding of certain financial principles will help you get the lowest mortgage rates. For example, you should know that your credit score might determine what kind of mortgage rate you qualify for. Also, it’s crucial to understand the different types of mortgages available, what their drawbacks


Renter’s guide: Sealing the deal


You’ve been searching night and day for a two-bedroom palace to call your own. Then, you finally stumble across the apartment that’s right for you. Now, what? Whether you’re a first-time or long-time renter, here are a few tips that can help you before you commit. Show me the money. First things first: figure out


Paying taxes on a home sold after a spouse’s death

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •

[question]My husband died last year, and I’m selling our home. Do I still get to exclude $500,000 of home-sale profits from taxes, or am I limited to the $250,000 exclusion for singles? [answer]Surviving spouses may exclude $500,000 of home-sale profits from taxes if they sell the house within two years of their spouse’s death, as