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It is a situation that reminds me of the villain in the popular Harry Potter films. “He Who Shall Not Be Named.” Well, instead of a, “He,” it’s more of a, “That Which Shall Not Be Mentioned.” Do you know people in your neighborhood, neighbors of many … [Read more...] about How Much of Your Income Should You Dedicate to the Mortgage?