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Housing Price Graphics, The President’s Finances, and Retirement Contributions

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A few times a month, Lance from Money Life and More will stop by to share some of the best articles from across a variety of publications, including other blogs and mainstream media.

I’ve been spending a lot of time renovating our townhouse to prepare to become a landlord in the next month or so. It is a lot of work, but I think it’ll be worth it. I have a lot of research to do in regards to setting the price, screening tenants and the legal aspects. It’ll be an interesting transition, but I think we’ll be prepared for it.

Speaking of real estate, I came across an amazing tool that showed something I knew, but never really thought of. The New York Fed shows the national change in housing prices by year by county on this color coded map. It shows housing has been very volatile over the last few years. Will the volatility continue? I don’t know, but the large swings make me wonder.

Just like people knew that housing would “always track inflation”, it’d make sense to think you’d know your spouse extremely well after being married for 10 years. I probably would think I’d know my spouse pretty well too, but sometimes you still have a lot to learn after 10 years of marriage.

When I was browsing the web, I also found this article particularly funny. Jeff Reeves looked at President Obama’s recent financial disclosures and thought he’d share a few investing tips with the President, as well as share his opinion about what the President was doing well. I found it educational, funny and very interesting.

It seems like the President is set for retirement, but are you? You might want to know what would happen if you raised your 401(k) contribution rate by 1%. The results may shock you!

When you up those retirement contributions, it might make you a bit more frugal with work spending. Luckily, here are 13 tips to help you be more frugal at work without looking too cheap.

That’s it for this week! I still have a ton of work to do on the townhouse, as well as with everything else going on in my life! Maybe one of these days it will actually be finished!

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Lance is the author of the blog Money Life and More. Growing up with an entrepreneurial spirit, Lance recently graduated from college with a degree in business accounting, and with his CPA certification, works in corporate accounting. Follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Thomas at Your Daily Finance

Thanks for the links Lance! i read the one about the 10 year marriage but need to check out the other posts. What are you going to be doing to the townhouse?

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avatar Lance @ Money Life and More

Thomas, thanks for checking them out! I recently wrote a post about some of the things we’re doing to the townhouse here if you’re interested – http://www.moneylifeandmore.com/turning-our-townhouse-into-a-rental-property-4144/

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