Terry’s Columns

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  • Lessons From Greece

    July 1, 2015

    So, is the United States immune to this kind of crisis? Can we overspend and borrow forever — and never be called to task by our lenders?

  • A Letter From the IRS?

    July 1, 2015

    If you get an unexpected letter from the Internal Revenue Service it can be quite a shock. The only welcome news from the IRS is your tax refund check. Anything else could make your pulse race. So that’s the first piece of advice: Don’t panic!

  • HELOCS -- The Next Mortgage Crisis

    June 24, 2015

    The last housing crisis was shocking to most homeowners who were caught in the crunch. But you know exactly when your next crisis is coming — the date you must increase your HELOC payments. You won’t get trapped if you start planning now.

  • Ask These Questions Before Buying a Life Insurance Policy

    June 24, 2015

    Unlike term life insurance, which buys you the maximum amount of coverage for the least amount of cash over a fixed term of years, "cash value" or "permanent" life insurance can last your lifetime.

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