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Brad

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Name:
Maximize Your Money
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Investing, retirement, FIRE, saving money, investing, earning money, robo-investing, building wealth
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$2,900,000.00
Location:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Age:
Unspecified
Race:
White
Gender:
Team
Life stage:
RETIRED
Profession:
Financial Coach

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Latest Blog Posts

Amazon continues to wow us with their moves in the marketplace. If I were a stock picker (I’m not!) I’d probably own their stock. Even before recent changes more than half of shoppers checked Amazon first. Here are a few recent enhancements in 2017 that make us love Amazon even more. Amazon + Whole Foods Just in case you don’t follow any news (or social media) and didn’t hear – Amazon bought ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 4:29 AM
We love eating out once or twice a week. Having those date nights is important for us and a priority. I can get expensive though! Here are some tips and tricks from Tori Galatro to consider when looking to stretch your eating out budget. Eating out budget Eating out is notorious for being an everyday temptation that can be a lot more expensive than its DIY alternative. With most meals, especially dinner, ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 4:51 AM
Have you ever wondered: “Are Financial Advisors Worth The Cost?” If so, you aren’t alone. This question comes up regularly so today we’ll look at two different perspectives to consider it fairly. Why don’t I just say “yes” or “no”? Because this is another one of those investing “it depends” situations. Let’s see if a financial advisor might be worth the cost for you… A Frank Question Someone recently asked the below ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 4:55 AM
Understanding investment risk and your personal risk tolerance is key to successful investing. Today we’ll visit both of those items to help you make intelligent investment decisions that are best for you. Investing Risk The risk factors of investing are very often misunderstood. Consider this situation to highlight how most people think of risk: Warren Buffett’s net worth dropped over $20 billion dollars through the Great Recession. Question: How much money did Warren Buffett ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 4:52 AM
Would you like to achieve financial freedom? Everyone I’ve ever talked too says they would. The reality though is that most people are also in so much debt that this freedom feels almost impossible. It doesn’t have to be that way! Debt has become an accepted, and even expected, way of life in America. Unfortunately, this way of life causes many Americans to live paycheck-to-paycheck, just one small financial emergency away ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 5:26 AM
What was the average annual return of stocks over the past 5 years? How about for the past 20 years? What was the return for a 60/40 stock and bond mix portfolio? There are a lot of numbers thrown around on how stocks have done – and will do in the future. Let’s dig through the noise and see what the actual data tells us.   What portfolio investments are we looking ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 4:50 AM
Curious about some good ways to save money fast? Want to save an extra $1,000 or more this year? Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck, or just want to bump up your savings rate, here are great ideas to help out! First, The Weekly Savings Chart Before talking about some easy ways to save a thousand dollars or more each year, let’s look at what it takes. A thousand dollars is ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 4:57 AM
I’ve said it before and will continue to say it: budgeting should be flexible. One of the top reasons people don’t budget – or stop after a period of time – is that it feels rigid and inflexible. That’s a shame because budgeting should be flexible! Today I’ll explain a budgeting option called the 50/20/30. If you like flexibility, you’ll love this plan! The 50/20/30 budget When I talk about flexibility with ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 4:50 AM
I’ve said it before and will continue to say it: budgeting should be easy and flexible. One of the top reasons people don’t budget – or stop after a period of time – is that it feels rigid and inflexible. That’s a shame because budgeting should be flexible! Today I’ll explain a budgeting option called the 50/20/30. If you like flexibility, you’ll love this plan!   The 50/20/30 budget When I talk about ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 4:50 AM
Today’s topic is a guest post from Certified Financial Planner, and Wealth Summit founder, Greg Phelps. This excellent article on leveraging a Health Savings Account for retirement can save you a ton of money in taxes. This is definitely worth reading! A triple-tax-free million dollar retirement plan? This is by far one of my favorite money tricks. Most investors haven’t yet taken advantage of it, and when they do they’re not using ...
Posted: Aug 17 2017 @ 4:44 AM

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