Category: Retirement Planning

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Debt or Retirement: A Modern Day Sophie’s Choice

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, spoke at a financial conference once and said some interesting things.  One thing that stuck out for me, all this time later, was his comment about American consumer health.  He said we’re doing great in terms of debt.  That’s what he said.  What he...

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Relationship Advice From the Celt: How Do You View Money?

In my last article, I talked about how the Lady Celt and I interact when it comes to money.  However, I didn’t really talk about how we view money.  More importantly, I didn’t even mention how we came to view money the same way!  I’d like to brighten up that...

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Interest Rates: Will They Ever Go Up?

Do you remember a time when your savings account could fetch 4-5% returns a year?  Pepperidge Farm remembers.  Alas, we live in a bottomed-out interest rate environment.  Granny and Gramps are unsure of what to do with their retirement money, because the historical go-to for liquid funds isn’t providing a...

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Military Contract Bonuses: Government Claw Back Edition

I’ve got a lot of respect for the military.  They endure things that the average person could not cope with.  This is especially true during a wartime situation like the United States has been faced with since 2001.  We send our men and women to serve all across the globe. ...

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Financial Literacy: 5 Reasons You Should Have it

One of the major reasons I started this blog was because my friends asked for it.  Many of them asked for it because they were entering, or finishing, law school and were faced with enormous debt loads and were coming to an age where they were becoming classier consumers.  Trading...

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How to Make Money Using Common Sense Investing Strategies

Who knows more about the Brexit today than they did two weeks ago?  Probably all of us.  In the days that have followed, specifically trading days, we have seen so much volatility and price fluctuations it is reminiscent of the August 2015 crash.  What it means for the average investor...

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Roth IRA Explained

In my article “Investing in the IRA Alphabet Soup” I fangirled about the Roth IRA and hinted I may do a dedicated post at some point.  WELL HERE IT IS!  An in-depth look at the Roth IRA and why, if you’re eligible to have one, you should totally have one. ...

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