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Mind of a Millionaire: How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

January 16, 2019
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This week Zak offers his insight to some listener questions. Thank you to everyone who has sent in their questions, and please, if you have any other questions, reach out on Facebook, email us, message us on Twitter, or give us a call – we would be happy to answer your questions.

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  1. “How many credit cards are too many?” [0:38]

One checking account, one savings account, and one credit card. [2:18]

  • Keep your finances simple!


  1. “I would like to begin planning a vacation for my family – how much of our budget should be allocated to this, and is it OK to budget for a vacation even though we still haven’t paid off all of our consumer debt?” [4:15]

If you can’t drive there, don’t go on vacation. [4:40]

How much is reasonable to spend on a vacation? [5:53]


  1. “With the Fed increasing interest rates, what can we expect from the market in 2019? How will the increase in inflation rates impact the market?” [7:30]

No one has any clue what the stock market will return. [7:49]

  • It’s impossible to predict the stock market.

What can we control? [8:24]

There have only been four instances since 1929 that the S&P 500 has declined two or more consecutive years (article). [9:54]


  1. “I graduated from college in August, I just landed a good job, and I am living with my parents. How much should I save before I can afford to move out of my parent’s house? Do I absolutely have to save for a conventional home loan or is an FHA loan OK?” [10:47]

The downside of using an FHA loan [12:16]

“The more money you can put down on a house, the better.” [13:04]


Thank you for tuning in to another episode of Mind of a Millionaire. We hope you are enjoying, and we hope you can continue to learn and implement new habits into your financial lives.


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