Escaping the Matrix - A blog for the financially fit!

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“Whoever does not wish to render history incomprehensible by departmentalizing it – political, economic, social – would perhaps take the view that it is in essence a battle of dominant wills, fighting in every way they can for the material which is common to everything they construct: the human labor force.” – Bertrand De Jouvenel I used to be part of the problem, now I'm hoping to be part of the solution. For 20 years I've helped families in Utah acquire loans. I refinanced hundreds if not a thousand mortgages, I've also helped hundreds of home buyers throughout Utah and other locations. Though I didn't realize at the time I was part of a economic system that is strangling and subjecting millions to economic slavery. I'm not suggesting that mortgage lending is "evil" or unnecessary, however, even after the Mortgage Meltdown in 2007, we still give money to millions who are not ready, nor have the "thinking" or "habits" they need to pay down their mortgage. I always knew that the posted rates we gave our borrowers were based on our customers paying their entire loan off over 15 or 30 years. What the borrowers never realized is what the "REAL" interest rate they were being charged by their banks. This blog will hopefully help those ethical mortgage and real estate agents who understand the great responsibility they have in helping their customers acquire what we call the "American Dream". I hope this blog also gives the prospective homeowner prepare themselves financially for making such an important purchase decision. I also want to caution those homeowners considering their mortgage as a giant piggy bank to draw against for expenses that will never provide any type of long lasting return. Thanks for reading my blog.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

You open up your credit card statement and your shocked to see that your credit limit has been reduced to what you currently owe! Or worse, your American Express card was just declined due to your credit limit being limited (and you thought AMEX didn't have a limit). As the economy continues to s...
03/11/2009
I've been an advocate for a national sales tax for some time, but reality is going to be more difficult than I realized.  Here is the following table I complied.  
My first post on this subject outlined the main challenges we'll be facing in the next 5 to 10 years.  Now I'm going to start focusing on each of these challenges one at a time.  I enjoy reading the responses by my readers, and one exchange in particular spurred me to write this follow-up. Homes ...
03/02/2009
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