BiggerPockets Money Podcast

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episode 248: Finance Friday: I Just Got a Big Raise, What Should I Do With the Money?

Your late 20s through early 30s can be a financially troubling part of life. You aren’t making the most money you ever will, but you’re tackling big expenses. A wedding, a down payment, and trying to max out retirement accounts can put you in a financial tizzy. But, it doesn’t have to be so complicated, especially if you stick to a scalable investment strategy.

Today’s guest Louise is in this position. She recently changed employers and found herself with a big uptick in monthly income. She has plans on the horizon to marry her girlfriend but knows this will come at the cost of many thousands of dollars (rings, dresses, etc.) She’s also looking at buying a primary residence, but is already familiar with the home buying experience (she has two rentals!) Louise has a plan to hit FI (or at least coast FI) by age 40 and wants to know the best way to optimize her finances to do so. 

Scott and Mindy have a healthy debate over 401ks, Roth IRAs, refinancing rental properties, and combining finances as partners, in order to get Louise in the best position possible to tackle her financial goals. 

In This Episode We Cover

Why switching jobs may be the ultimate hack to getting a better salary 

Whether you should max out your Roth, 401k, Roth 401k, or HSA

Getting a cash-out-refinance instead of stockpiling cash 

Whether or not paying off a rental property mortgage is a good idea

Renting vs. buying when living in an expensive market 

Combining finances as a couple and having the ever-important “money date”

And So Much More!

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 2021-11-12  1h25m