Pay off the mortgage or keep it???

This short article at ESI Money  inspired me to write about mortgages.  Is it better to pay it off completely or keep it (assuming the interest rate is locked in at a low rate) and invest the difference?  I’m not a financial planner and I cannot advise readers on what to do.  Having said that […]

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Taking some profits….

In my June 25th post  I explained why I was a buyer of the dip in the markets.  I purchased several ETF’s on that day at a time when the S&P was trading at the 2710 area. Today I took profits on those positions as soon as the S&P hit 2790.  I didn’t anticipate this […]

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Selling put options, part II

In a previous article I discussed how selling put options is a viable alternative to owning stocks.  It provides income from the premium that is collected and the strategy doesn’t tie up as much cash as holding common stocks.  Please go back and re-read the article.  I also recommend purchasing and reading a wonderful book that […]

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