Taylor Jessee

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How Much House Can I Afford?
In an April post, we reviewed instances where paying off a mortgage might be beneficial. But first-time homeowners and prospective buyers – especially given the booming housing market – are likely asking themselves how much house can I afford in...
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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Rock-bottom interest rates and soaring home values have housing on a lot of peoples’ minds. The question, “should I pay off my mortgage?” seems to creep into the minds of old and young homeowners alike. Since mortgages are not created...
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What is a Backdoor Roth IRA?
We’ve spent time in previous blog posts discussing the basics of Roth IRAs and the differences between Roth IRAs and Traditional IRAs. A Roth IRA can be an effective tool to save for retirement through tax-free growth of dividends, interest,...
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Should I Start Social Security at 62?
There’s an old saying: “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should”. This is a helpful framework to think about Social Security. Since you’re reading this blog post, you might be approaching (and thinking about) retirement. If so...
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Key COVID relief program for Virginia’s small businesses being expanded
On October 28th, Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced several key updates to the Rebuild VA Grant Fund, the state-wide economic relief program created in August to help local small business get through the pandemic.  Updates to the Rebuild VA Grant Fund...
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