097 Housing Within Your Means

In this episode KT discusses:

  • The 30% Rule
  • Advice for first time home buyers
  • The truth about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  • Your apartment choice matters
  • Strategies for saving while your renting
  • Don’t think starter home, think 5-year home

 

Quote:

 

“Homeownership isn’t supposed to be renting with a real estate tax bill. You’re actually supposed to be able to build equity in your home. Live there. Make it what you want over time and stay there.” – KT

 

Click here to reach KT 

See KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TV

Connect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/

Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to Money 

About the author, Kathleen

Kathleen Thomas, who often goes by KT, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and understands the need for women to take control of their financial lives.

A Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Thomas earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science from Salem College.

Prior to founding NewDay Solutions, an independent Registered Advisor Firm, Thomas spent 20 years as a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services. Many of her earliest clients continue to work with her.

Thomas is an avid long-distance runner and triathlon participant. She has completed the Boston Marathon seven times and the Ironman Distance Triathlon three times. She has volunteered as coach and mentor for Girls on the Run New Hampshire and Team in Training.

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas now lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire, with her husband, John. They have one daughter.

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