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Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold

[Beckett] Welcome to another Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s driving things and what’s being left behind in sports cards and sports. It has been out for a couple of weeks now, but 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball is still proving to drive things. And that’s pretty typical for the set […]

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Mortgage rates fall to yet another record low

(CNN) Mortgage rates fell to another record low last week, for the 15th time this year. The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.67%, according to Freddie Mac. That’s the lowest level in the nearly 50 years of the mortgage giant’s survey. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.21%. This new low comes as […]

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Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold

[Beckett] It’s another Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s lava and what’s icy in the worlds of sports and sports cards. On the field, it wasn’t a very eventful week. On the hobby side, it was a big one, though. Some major sets came out and things starting to […]

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I thought refinancing my home could save me money, but after doing the math I found it wasn’t worth it after all

[Business Insider] I recently considered refinancing the mortgage on my new home but ultimately decided against it because the math didn’t make sense.If I rolled closing costs into my new loan, my monthly payment would have gone up.I considered paying the closing costs up front, but a formula showed me I wouldn’t reach my break-even […]

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I’ve made thousands of dollars a month in passive income for the past 5 years: Here’s how

[CNBC] When I got laid off from my job in 2015, I promised myself that I’d do whatever it took to become my own boss and never go back to a full-time job. It was a goal that came with many brainstorm sessions and lots of Excel spreadsheets. In the end, I not only wanted to make […]

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My parents lived by 4 money rules that helped them buy land, give back to their community, and retire comfortably without debt

[Business Insider] My parents had four pillars that guided their financial decisions: invest in yourself, spend according to your values, march to the beat of your own drum, and give back to your community.These pillars helped them buy land and maintain a working farm that fed our family, grow their money through low-cost investing in […]

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3 signs you’re good with money, according to a financial planner

[Business Insider] Being “good” with money isn’t a right or wrong question. It’s more about how you think about your money.One sign that a person is good with money is an understanding of asset protection — if you have the right insurances in place, I know you’re thinking about the future.Understanding inflation and investing your […]

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These are the 3 best dividend yield investments for 2021

[MarketWatch, Getty Images] Look at cyclical stocks that pay dividends, not classic defensive picks If you invest for income by owning defensive dividend companies that sell stuff like cereal, soap and soup, you are doing it all wrong. This is one of the worst ways to invest for yield in the stock market heading into […]

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