Tag: retirement

Top 4 Financial Milestones To Consider Reaching Before You Retire

February 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Top 4 Financial Milestones To Consider Reaching Before You Retire

Today I have the honor of featuring a guest post from a terrific writer. James Paul is a financial educator and blogs about money management, personal finance, college financing and retirement. His personal finance blog delves into financial wellness topics and the integration of money matters into life. Enjoy the post! Planning to retire anytime soon? Have […]

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Don’t Forget To Do Your 2018 Retirement Tax Planning

January 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don’t Forget To Do Your 2018 Retirement Tax Planning

Being retired means being smart about our income. Retirement Tax Planning should be a big part of that. Managing our retirement income to pay the least amount of income tax means we can stretch our savings to go farther. I use a combination of taxable IRA income and non-taxable accounts to keep my tax rate as […]

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End Of Year Money Moves

December 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
End Of Year Money Moves

Now’s the time to be anticipating money moves for next year.  To avoid losing valuable compounding time or growth, you want to be able to pull the trigger on January 1st.  Check into what your accounts and plans offer and ask questions in advance. With year-end bonuses and raises coming up, certain accounts require tweaking.  […]

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Want To Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Want To Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target

It’s no wonder that many people fall short with retirement savings. They have no idea what they need. It would be impossible to know if you are on track without having a retirement savings target to shoot for. People tend to fall into three categories when it comes to retirement savings. The confident, the worried, […]

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The Little Market That Could

October 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Market That Could

So what do you think of the market?  Why are both actual and implied volatility so low?  Why are the moves so small, but predominantly up?  Is this the closest impression of the Chinese Water Torture that a stock market can pull off? Why doesn’t the market care about external and internal risks?  Doesn’t it […]

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8 Personal Finance Moves I Wish I Knew Before Turning 30

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
8 Personal Finance Moves I Wish I Knew Before Turning 30

I am now 32 and I am sadly just starting to mature with my personal finance moves. I guess better late than never but I still get a knot in my stomach every time I think about the time I wasted. Today I want to talk about 8 personal finance moves I think every twenty-something […]

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10 Steps To Organized Finances

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
10 Steps To Organized Finances

Maybe you’re sitting there looking through credit card statements and bank transactions wondering how the heck you got yourself into this financial mess. Or maybe you think you’re on the right track but not quite sure what you need to work on next. Today I’m going to break your finances down for you into 10 […]

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The Magic Of Compound Interest

August 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Compound Interest

The magic of COMPOUND INTEREST will literally change your life. I’m not talking about a measly low interest savings account offered by banks and credit unions either! For the most part, the typical savings account can’t even keep up with inflation and will actually lose money if left there long enough! Although they do serve the purpose […]

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The 7 Best ETFs For Retirement Investors

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 7 Best ETFs For Retirement Investors

ETFs and retirement go hand and hand Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity over the years. And it’s easy to see why. The passively managed baskets of stocks, bonds and other assets allow for intraday tradability at a dirt cheap cost. Perhaps more importantly, they allow investors to customize their portfolios by honing in on […]

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Taking Control Of Your Financial Future

January 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Taking Control Of Your Financial Future

2011 went out with a whimper. After a tumultuous year that saw the S&P 500 as high as 1,370 and as low as 1,074, the S&P ended the year exactly where it started. I’m not exaggerating… The S&P started trading on January 3rd at 1,257 and it closed at 1,257 on December 30th. With one […]

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