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Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money interviews a millionaire with $12.2 million in net worth. Money Boss says to just solve the problem.  Physician on Fire purchased an individual stock. The Green Swan is changing jobs. Budgets are Sexy is climbing towards the millionaire club. My purchase of the week is Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22 Inch Carry-On Luggage. I'm looking for luggage and this is one I'm considering. Have a GREAT ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 5:05 AM
This post is written by Chelsea, an investment professional and personal finance nerd who founded the personal finance blog Mama Fish Saves. Over at Mama Fish Saves Chelsea aims to provide families with the simple answers to all the money questions they didn’t learn in school, including the basics of budgeting, investing, increasing income, and raising financially smart kids! Busy has become a lifestyle. A false virtue synonymous with important and ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Here's a piece from MarketWatch saying savings rate is more important than investment return. A summary of their thoughts: The secret to building wealth has less to do with returns and more to do with your savings rate, according to analysts at Pension Partners. In other words, the amount of money you contribute to your retirement fund is far more important than what investment vehicles the money is parked in, as you ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Mr 1500 lists six phrases that will doom your finances. The Retirement Manifesto is prepared.  The White Coat Investor has a tale of two budgets. Bigger Pockets details the first month of early retirement. Retire by 40 lists ten enjoyable side jobs during retirement (and here are more side hustle gigs worth considering). My purchase of the week is Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth). How ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Here are some interesting stats on how America pays for college from SallieMae as well as my thoughts on them: 35% of costs covered by scholarships and grants 23% covered by parent income and savings 19% covered by student borrowing 11% covered by student income and savings 8% covered by parent borrowing 4% covered by relatives and friends A few things to comment on here: We are probably more like 25% scholarships (no grants due to income) and ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 5:05 AM
I always find these sorts of pieces entertaining. Here's a piece from MSN about a couple who finds it difficult to make ends meet even though they earn $125k per year. The overview: Sharon Winick, 49, and her husband Michael have three children and own a home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where Michael is a network administrator. Sharon is a paralegal turned stay-at-home mom. Between his work, her occasional side jobs and their ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Physician on Fire lists the ultimate hedge against future uncertainty. Life Zemplified tells how to recover after a setback. ESI Money offers a great example of working the ESI scale. Money Q and A suggests a retirement rehearsal. Retire by 40 asks if your risk tolerance is too high. My purchase of the week is Assassin's Creed Origins - PlayStation 4. Can't wait for this game to ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The following post is from FMF contributor Jess Holmes. After spending several years fighting with creditors, you decided to file for bankruptcy. You never thought to find out how long bankruptcy can affect your credit score. And now that your credit score and confidence have taken a hit, you feel hopeless. But don’t fret because there’s a light at the end of the funnel. Keep reading to discover how to start ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The following is a guest post from Mr. Xyz from Our Financial Path. We met about 4 years ago and from day one, it was love at first sight. We have a lot in common and enjoy spending time together but what quickly found out, is that we had very different finances. I enjoyed spending and used to go shopping just to pass time while she, to my great surprise, had ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Here's a piece from GoBankingRates on how Americans are saving for retirement. The highlights: The most common reason survey respondents gave for not having any retirement savings is, "It is not a priority for me." About 40 percent selected this option, which suggests everyday expenses are likely taking priority over saving for the future. "We're so focused on today," said Tom Zgainer, CEO of America's Best 401k, a workplace retirement plan provider. ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 5:05 AM


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