| 3:09 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Just bought a Google Mini which I'm hoping adSense will fund
Don't you mean "guide ropes" I was a Boy Scout 'til I was expelled..............
| 6:15 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Aren't "Guide Ropes" a bondage thing to a Boy Scout?
(It is actually Guy Ropes)
| 6:27 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I have bought 3 very nice dog houses with AS money. I for my spouse and 2 for my dogs :-)
| 6:41 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Got a couple years worth of income stored away making lots of interest income.
Since that is taken care of time to pay off the car (my only 2 debts are the car and house).
When that is done feed the retirement account a bit better.
When that is done put away at least 20,000 per child in college investments and slowly add to it.
Pay off the house and buy the dream home in cash.
When that is done build more wealth and live life like no other!
I suspect it would take 2-3 more years to accomplish. But you never know what will happen. It is fun trying and at least I can say I gave my all and that I have taken a few years off of the "job - grind"!
| 6:47 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Put down a 40% down payment thanks to adsense. Used adsense (along with the 40% downpayment) to get financing, currently making double mortgage payments with adsense.
I had just quit my job in a foreign country, moved back to my home country and was unemployed. The only thing I had to offer the bank when they were doing the credit evaluation was a printout of my adsense earnings screen. And they accepted it no problem.
And that explains why I am basically an Adsensophile despite my smart pricing ups and downs.
| 7:36 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I'm one of the few lucky people able to bolt on a 2nd trailer so that I have a double wide now - life is good.
| 8:10 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|I asked this question because I don't see why I should pay installments on a house when I just buy it outright using adsense |
I think it helps to compare what interest rate you get on your investments after taxes compared to what interest rate you are paying for your mortgage payments after taxes.
In the U.S. if you invest your Adsense or other investment money in a tax deferred 401k plan averaging 8% interest, or an investment property returning 10% taxable interest, and you have a mortgage loan at 6% interest before tax (say 3.5% after tax), then financially you would come out ahead putting the money in either the 401k or the investment property instead of paying off the mortgage.
| 11:57 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I can only buy chewing gum ;)
| 3:17 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|In the U.S. if you invest your Adsense or other investment money in a tax deferred 401k plan averaging 8% interest, or an investment property returning 10% taxable interest, and you have a mortgage loan at 6% interest before tax (say 3.5% after tax), then financially you would come out ahead putting the money in either the 401k or the investment property instead of paying off the mortgage. |
isn't here in the US you can only do investment on a property with after tax money? so your adsense income depending on your tax bracket is actually shrank quite a bit... but 401k/tax deferred ira is something...
| 4:30 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|isn't here in the US you can only do investment on a property with after tax money? |
I didn't fill in all the numbers after tax in the example above.
You are still going to come out ahead if you can get 10% taxable income on an investment property than paying off a 6% tax deductible mortage. You have to compare the after tax difference in the rates.
In reality investment property has a lot of tax advantages, so you might not end up paying much tax at all.
If you had to decide between putting your money in a taxable money market account paying 4% or paying off your tax deductible mortage at 6% then, if you only look at the rates as a factor, you are better off paying off your mortgage. It just depends what alternative investment options you would have for the money.
| 4:52 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Another point to consider is that if you pay off your house, then it ties up a lot of cash. If you lose your job and need money to pay bills, then you might not be able to get a loan to get some of the equity out of the house since you are now unemployed, so you would be house rich and cash poor.
This link explains it better:
Also if you live in an area with a lot of hard to insure for natural disasters and your house gets destroyed, you would no longer be able to get a loan for the equity in your home at a time when you might really need the cash.
The book Asset Protection by Adkisson and Riser also has a good review of when it is wise to pay off your mortage and when you may be better off not doing so, obviously they are reviewing it from an asset protection standpoint.
| 5:10 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Nearly every well to do person I know have at least one mortgage and car payments even though they could easily pay off most, if not all, of what they owe.
Some types of debt can be an asset if managed properly.
| 7:00 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I didn't pay off the entire house but it helped me put a very large down-payment on the house making my payments next to nothing! Adsense is now paying the loan on my new car and my morgage payments... next step is going to be getting some office space if I can maintain my profit with adsense.
| 7:35 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
this is an interesting thread... my income comes from 99.99% affiliate programs and maybe 0.01% adsense, but with everybody's testimony I'm curious how much one would need to be making so that fluctuations won't affect your lifestyle(with the mortgage and car payments requirements) as much?
for example.. if you make $20K per month from adsense does it go down to $5k or fluctuations per month is only at about $1k-$2k difference?
| 8:33 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
"for example.. if you make $20K per month from adsense does it go down to $5k or fluctuations per month is only at about $1k-$2k difference?"
I say about 15k if you plan on getting a mortgage and car that way if you do bad months and make only 8k you still have money to pay for them. My fluctation rate is around 10% but I balance my budget at a 35% rate to play it safe.
| 8:52 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
planning to buy a doll house for my daughter when i get my first $100 this month
| 10:51 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Whilst not assigning adsense money to the house. I did notice on yesterdays figures that whilst were pretty appalling, the profit margin does cover the mortgage :)
| 12:18 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Buying your home is the biggest expense of your personal life - at least for many in the UK. So the benefit of paying of your home through Adsense is that you are freed up to make the most of leisure time, as well as being able to take on new projects.
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