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Name:
Free Money Finance
Category:
General Finance
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Frugality/Saving, Earning More/Hustling
Start Year:
2005

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Colorado, United States
Age:
50s
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White
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Male
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RETIRED
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Latest Blog Posts

Money lists four questions to ask yourself before retiring as follows: Will I have enough income to support myself? What will I do with my time? Where will I live? Do I understand how my financial life will change in retirement? My take on these: Yes. The first thing you need to know about retiring is how much you'll need to spend and if you can earn that much. This is also known as the three ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Nerd Wallet recently did a study on how much cash Americans carry. The highlights: More than three-quarters of respondents to a recent U.S. Bank survey said they never carry more than $50 in currency with them. Nearly one-quarter said they keep $10 or less. Ok, I am waaaaaaaaaay in the minority here. I usually carry $100 or more on a money clip. It's probably because of my "just in case" mentality that I do ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Money Q&A says investing in a 401k is a no-brainer. ESI Money suggests starting with a high salary. Big Law Investor tells of a fate worse than death. Life Zemplified tells us not to let our big but get in the way. Picky Pinchers says to move! Have a GREAT weekend!!! ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The following post is from FMF contributor Veselina Dzhingarova. When you have spare cash, it is understandable that you want to make it work harder. Some people put their savings into a high-interest account. Others buy property. But, what if you could use that money to make extra money – and have some fun at the same time? For anyone with an appetite for risk and a desire to make money, investing ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The following is a guest post from Edwin C, the money hacking millennial behind Cash The Checks. He lives a minimalist lifestyle and is always eager to learn and share his methods to save and make money on his blog. Being a good negotiator can help you in almost any facet of your life. We negotiate our salaries, our rent, our purchases and even our household responsibilities. As you can see, ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The following post is from FMF contributor Eric Olesen. Car accidents are unnerving — to say the least. It’s normal to feel scared or anxious after a wreck, but it’s also extremely important to regain your wits quickly. After all, the actions you take immediately after a car wreck could impact your future. If you've been involved in a wreck, avoid these common mistakes. Mistake #1: Failing to Report the Accident If you ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 1:44 PM
CNBC tells us that most Americans live paycheck to paycheck. The highlights: Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck. Overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they're now in debt. While 46 percent said their debt is manageable, 56 percent said they were in over their heads. Even those making over six figures said they struggle to make ends meet. Nearly 1 in 10 of those making $100,000 or ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 5:05 AM
Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Budgets are Sexy gives us some money motivation. ESI Money talks about how investing in your career can pay off. Choose FI covers the mega backdoor Roth. The Retirement Manifesto gives tips for retiring abroad. Big Law Investor talks about index fund allocation. Have a GREAT weekend!!! ...
Posted: Oct 27 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The Motley Fool lists four reasons not to retire early as follows: 1. You'll have to wait longer for (full) benefits.2. You're on your own for health insurance.3. It could harm your health.4. You'll need to save more. Like many mainstream articles, this one is a post in search of some relevance. Are they serious? The reasons are W-E-A-K in my opinion. My take on them: I don't need ANY money from Social Security to ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 5:05 AM
The following is a guest post from a lawyer writing about personal finance and investing at The Biglaw Investor. One of the greatest achievements in the investing world over the past decade has been the dominance of index funds and the retreat of high-fee mutual funds and financial advisors. Investors, as a class, are starting to understand that attempting to beat the public market is a fool’s errand where the only guaranteed ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 5:05 AM

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