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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

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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

The fact that you clicked on this post tells me that you and I already have something in common. You see it wasn’t too long ago that I too hated to budget. After years of trying to figure it all out, I’m here now to tell you not just why you don’t like to budget, but how you can learn to almost enjoy it. (Please note I didn’t say LOVE to ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 2:11 AM
It’s generally not recommended to check on your overall financial situation and goal progress too often. Doing so can make you crazy. It can also literally cause anxiety and perhaps nudge you to make some changes rather than sticking with your plan. That said, it is a good idea to check on occasion. Twice a year is perfect. If you don’t have a good way to check on your overall financial situation ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 5:04 AM
It’s generally not recommended to check on your overall financial situation and goal progress too often. Doing so can make you crazy. It can also literally cause anxiety and perhaps nudge you to make some changes rather than sticking with your plan. That said, it is a good idea to check on occasion. Twice a year is perfect. If you don’t have a good way to check on your overall financial situation ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 5:04 AM
This is a guest post from Sandy over at Nature Girl in a Technical World. She tells her touching story of adjusting life, and finances, to unexpected personal circumstance changes. In the fall of 2014, we had a typical suburban life. My husband and I worked full-time, and we were happy with our careers, our family, and our financial position. Two kids, ages five and 10 months, lit up our previously boring lives. ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Today I’m going to share our personal budget percentages and categories we track. Remember, budgeting is an exercise in prioritization. Therefore, different people will have different allocations based on their own priorities. Your budget won’t look like our budget. And that’s okay! That said, it can be useful (or at least interesting) to see what categories other people track and how they allocate their spending by category. Why budget? Budgeting is just managing your ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 4:41 AM
I read a post recently where someone said that even if you max out your 401k plan over your earning years, you wouldn’t have enough money to retire. Is that true? I hadn’t ever really considered the question before so I wasn’t sure. Rather than just take this person’s word for it, I did what any personal finance geek (and financial coach) would do – I ran the numbers. How much can ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 6:40 AM
This week we have a guest post from Jon blogs at MoneySmartGuides with some tips on how he and his wife are able to save 40% of their income each month. To get ahead financially, you have to save some money. But how do you do this with wage growth slowing and expenses continuing to rise? Over the past 5 years, my wife and I have been able to save 40% of our income ...
Posted: Jul 04 2017 @ 5:30 AM
Warren Buffett believes that, over a ten year period (or longer), the S&P 500 Index will perform better than most professional actively traded funds. He believes this so strongly that he entered into a million dollar bet with a group of professional hedge fund managers. We’re nine years into a ten-year bet – how are things looking? Who is Warren Buffett? I suppose there might be some people still who haven’t heard ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 4:48 AM
Today we have a guest post from JT over at Just Making Cents that you’ll really enjoy if you have kids or plan to have kids someday… Raising Resilient and Resourceful Kids: “You can’t do that here.” We were just about to wrap up. And before my children could sell their last two cups, the authorities came and told them they had to pack up their lemonade stand because they didn’t have a permit. My daughter, ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Have you ever heard the phrase “rolling returns”? Looking at historical rolling returns can be useful in understanding past stock market performance, risk related to timing, market fluctuations, and more. What are stock market rolling returns? An analysis of market rolling returns looks at performance results for a set period of time. In fact, it considers the results for every period of time for that length – and that’s why the data ...
Posted: Jun 22 2017 @ 4:25 AM

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