Monthly Archives: July 2017

You have a fantastic low rate on your first mortgage. Don’t want to touch that – but you need money for something …

Some ideas for how to get that money in a rising interest rate environment …

Mortgage rates were so low for so long that many people who wanted to take some cash from their equity would just refinance into a new mortgage.

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Smart About Money: Chasing credit card rewards … worth it?

As I recall, it was the late WBZ radio host Lovell Dyett who used to say, “Spend your time wisely. It’s the only money you’ve got.”

I found myself thinking about that when reading a Page 1 Wall Street Journal article about people who get credit cards to chase bonus points and credit card rewards. One individual has 29 credit cards!

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