Tagged: retirement

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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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Avoid Ruining Your Finances With These 6 Tips

Personal finance is an everyday endeavor.  It is present in nearly every decision you make from the time you get up; to the time you go to bed.  Ironically, because finances are so ingrained into our daily living it actually becomes harder to do well by your budget.  Imagine having...

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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...

Using the Roth IRA to Find the Way Out of the Retirement Maze 2

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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Using Apple’s Loss for Your Gain

It’s all over the business news section – Apple missed their quarterly earnings mark.  They made $1.90 in earnings per share compared to the estimated $2 per share that Wall Street predicted.  The Street reacted and has so far have dropped the stock approximately 10% down to just under $95...

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Investing in the IRA Alphabet Soup

One of the most frustrating things about retirement planning is simply the multitude of choices: deferred comp, IRA accounts, SEPs, 457s – it’s enough to make your head spin.  You could always take a gander at the IRS website for a brief explanation of each type of account, but bring...

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Investing at a Young Age

  Why should I be investing at a young age? I hear this question a great deal from my friends and a quick search on the internet finds it echoed frequently in online forums.  This makes me wonder, with all this literature out there, how come we don’t see more...

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