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Beyond Homeownership

-Considering Other Financial Goals- Mark Taylor, Senior Licensed Loan Officer, NMLS: 1504731

Buying a home is a significant milestone for many people. It represents a sense of stability and security, and it’s often viewed as a sign of success. However, it’s important to remember that buying a home is not the only financial goal that you should have.

One important financial goal that you should consider is funding your retirement. While retirement may seem like a distant and abstract concept, it’s essential to start planning for it as early as possible. By starting early, you can take advantage of the power of compounding interest and build a significant nest egg over time. Buying a home that is more expensive than you can afford can hinder your ability to save for retirement, as you may be forced to divert funds away from retirement savings in order to pay for your mortgage.

Another financial goal to consider is sending a child or two to college. College is becoming increasingly expensive, and it’s important to start saving early if you want to help your children pay for their education. By taking on a mortgage that is too large, you may find that you don’t have the extra funds available to save for your children’s college education. This can be especially challenging if you have multiple children.

Vacations and cars are also important financial goals to consider. While they may not be as critical as retirement savings or college education, they can still have a significant impact on your overall financial health. By taking on a mortgage that is too large, you may find that you don’t have the extra funds available to take vacations or buy a car.

When considering how much you want to spend on a home, it’s important to take a holistic approach. Think about all of your financial goals and how buying a home may impact them. Depleting your life savings and living paycheck to paycheck may not be the wisest course of action if you have other financial goals that you want to achieve.

While buying a home is an important financial milestone, it’s not the only financial goal that you should have. It’s important to consider all of your financial goals, including retirement savings, college education, vacations, and cars, when deciding how much you want to spend on a home. By taking a holistic approach, you can ensure that you are making the best decision for your overall financial health.

Mark Taylor | NMLS # 1504731 | AL: 67777, AZ: 0939604, CA: CA-DBO1504731, CO: 100520451, FL: LO35912, GA: 51692, ID: MLO-21237, IL: 031.0043598, KS: LO.0039017, KY: MC394725, LA:, MO: 18752-MLO, MT: 1504731, NE:, NV: 59226, NJ:, NM:, NC: I-170118, OR:, PA: 66651, RI:, SC: MLO-1504731, TN: 125173, TX:, VA: MLO-29826VA, WA: MLO-1504731, WV: LO-36484, WI: 1504731, WY: 6646

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