Paying Off Mortgages, Property Planning and Extra: We Reply YOUR Questions


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We get numerous questions from our podcast listeners and publication readers, so we thought it is likely to be enjoyable to reply as many as we will on this particular version of our podcast.

Today Stacy Johnson and I, together with producer and novice investor Aaron Freeman, are going to reply your questions on paying off your mortgage early, property planning, paying down bank card debt, getting these robocalls to cease and extra.

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Here are our questions for at the moment.

Should you repay your mortgage or make investments?


I’m 70 years outdated, however working full-time for $14 per hour. I’ve a mortgage on my rental of $64,000. Am I wiser to pay further on the precept of my rental, or wiser to speculate month-to-month and repay the rental with funding {dollars}?


We are serious about paying down our mortgage with a 401(okay) that has $54,000 we nonetheless owe $64,000 on our mortgage. We are nearly 60 years outdated. Is this a good suggestion proper now?

How do I cease robocalls to my landline?


HI, I get pleasure from a mess of your articles and discover many each useful and attention-grabbing.

Question: Is there a technique that may be adopted to cease robocalls to a landline?

Is it time to tug cash out of the banks?


With all of this craziness occurring what are your ideas on pulling cash from the banks? I’ve heard folks speaking in regards to the Bank Holiday that could be coming quickly (e.g. What occurred in Greece) and recommending that we pull our cash. I’ve heard we misplaced management over our foreign money. What do you suppose?

What may very well be dragging my credit score rating decrease?


Why would my FICO rating go down when there are not any associated points obvious in Equifax, Experian or TransUnion?

Should I transfer my son into my dwelling whereas I transfer into an condo?


I’ve a query: I’m over 65 and retired and personal my dwelling. (No mortgage.) I’m pondering of shifting my disabled vet son into my dwelling, and I’d transfer into an condo. Since I dwell in ID, and nobody can afford Idaho anymore, I used to be pondering to cost him the lease he can afford and utilizing that to assist pay my very own lease. The downside with this situation is that I believe the county will take away my homestead tax credit score. In essence, I’d not solely be subsidizing my son’s lease but in addition rising my taxes. It’s simply the 2 of us, and the majority of my nest egg is within the dwelling. Do you may have any ideas about this, maybe a greater option to set it up?

  • Unfortunately, as soon as you progress out of your own home, that impacts your tax breaks in lots of states. Check out Idaho’s guidelines, and in case you dwell in a distinct state, be sure to perceive the implications earlier than you progress out of your own home.
  • Looking to assist your children? We’ve acquired some concepts for how one can give your boomerang children a very good begin.

How will you handle your ageing dad or mum’s property after they’re gone?


I’m fearful that my 91-year-old mom will cross away, and I cannot know the place all her necessary paperwork is. You as soon as posted an article with an inventory of all the pieces somebody ought to have gathered in case of their loss of life. Can you please ship me that listing, so my mom will know what to seek out and set up for me, so I can be ready when the time comes?

How can I repay all my bank card debt?


I’m a 58-year-old widow with about $45,000 of bank card debt. I’ve by no means had a late fee, however must do one thing quickly. I’m paying about $1,500 a month, and it’s taking a toll on me. Do you advocate debt consolidation, or one thing else? Thanks.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson based Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and has additionally earned licenses in shares, commodities, choices principal, mutual funds, life insurance coverage, securities supervisor and actual property.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a monetary knowledgeable, author and speaker. She’s been protecting private finance and investing subjects for nearly 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys journey, studying and the outside.

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