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Better Off BONUS call 036 - Rent vs Buy

This week on the BONUS call it's Chipper from Atlanta with the age-old question of renting vs. buying. There is no rule that says it's always better to own. For some, renting can be a better long-term option. Chipper, currently a renter who despises debt, is wondering if he can make more in the stock market instead of tying up his cash in a house? Good question!

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Better Off BONUS call 035 - Pensions

Does having a job with a great pension mean you should stay there no matter what? That's what Nathan from Upstate New York is trying to decide. Nathan has a solid job with an awesome pension but was recently offered a new job without a pension. As I like to say, money makes life easier, but doesn't guarantee happiness.

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Better Off BONUS call 034 - 401(k)

Nowadays it's becoming more and more common for employers to offer a traditional 401(k) as well as a Roth 401(k). Our BONUS caller today, Andrea from Minnesota, has both options and is wondering which one she should use? Or should she use both?

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Better Off BONUS call 033 - Saving Money

I love when we get calls from young people, and that's the case on the latest BONUS call with Ruth from Cleveland. Ruth, just 24 years old, is already a great saver but she's wondering if there's a better alternative to a plain old savings account?

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Better Off BONUS call 032 - Student Loans

This week on the BONUS call we've got Samantha from North Carolina. Samantha, who is currently in grad school at Duke University, will be entering the real world in May of 2018 and wants to know what steps she should take to immediately pay off her student loans. The good news is that Samantha had some soccer scholarships along the way so the damage isn't too severe.

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Better Off BONUS call 031 - Life Insurance

This week we have our longest BONUS call yet from Chris in Minnesota. Why was it on the longer side? Because Chris had some questions about the tricky world of life insurance products. Chris is currently using a product to save for college education and wanted to know if he should keep on doing what he's doing or if it's time to mix things up.

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Better Off BONUS call 030 - Rent vs Buy

This week on the BONUS call we're going to Bend, Oregon where we received a real estate question from Neil. Only 25 years old, Neil is wondering if it makes sense for him to buy a house. Because the housing market is hot where he lives, he's worried he'll be priced out if he waits much longer.

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Better Off BONUS call 029 - Retirement Planning

I loved this latest BONUS call from Brianne in Oakland, CA. Brianne wasn't looking to help herself...instead she got in touch with us because she wants to help her parents. For the last several years she has been trying to help them get their financial lives in order. Although she has made progress, there's still a lot of work to do. After this call I'm ready to give Brianne the "Daughter of the Year" award. I think her parents are very lucky to have her around.

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Better Off BONUS call 028 - Financial Advisor

This week on the BONUS call we’re going to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to chat with Diane from Portland, Oregon. Diane and her husband, in their early 40s, have some considerable assets and are now wondering if it’s worth paying a fee to meet with a financial advisor.

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Better Off BONUS call 027 - Asset Allocation

This week on the BONUS call we’ve got Ari from New York City. Ari, a physician, has been accumulating assets for several years and recently realized that the bulk of his money is in stocks. Now Ari is thinking his portfolio should be more balanced but he’s worried about the tax hit if he starts moving things around.

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