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location Bellefonte, PA
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Young professional, first time homeowner, first time parent (my daughter was born 04/05/2011)


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comment Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individual_retirement_account
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comment Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?
Thanks for the heads up. I updated my answer to link to the new edition.
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revised Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?
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answered Why can't the government simply payoff everyone's mortgage to resolve the housing crisis?
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comment Does it make any sense to directly contribute to reducing the US national debt?
I think the terms "debt" and "deficit" are getting confused here. Even if the Bush Tax Cuts expired, and the CBO projections held true, there would still be $trillions of debt outstanding. It would take decades before the US became debt free.
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revised In general, is it financially better to buy or to rent a house?
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comment In general, is it financially better to buy or to rent a house?
If you rent, you still pay for home upkeep and repair. It is just hidden from you. Your landlord is trying to make a profit from the lease income. If your landlord is losing money on the home repairs, expect your rent to go up.
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answered When should I start saving/investing for my retirement?
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