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Julie Rains

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Name:
Investing To Thrive
Category:
Investing
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Christian
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
North Carolina, United States
Age:
50s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Since its development, popularity, and notoriety, the 4% rule for retirement withdrawals has been studied, tested, rejected, and modified to address concerns. Understanding how it's supposed to work and under what conditions offers insights for retirement planning. The post Making Sense of the 4% Rule for Real Investors appeared first on Investing to Thrive. ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 11:26 AM
The more students can own the consequences of their choices, financial and otherwise, the more likely they'll become and remain financially healthy. Finances alone shouldn't drive decisions. But decisions carry financial implications and these ought to be acknowledged and considered. The post Financial Health Matters Earlier than Expected appeared first on Investing to Thrive. ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 9:46 PM
This article may contain affiliate links; there's a possibility I could earn income when you click through one of these links and sign up for an account, make a purchase, etc. This article is written for entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as financial or any other type of professional advice. There's a … Continued The post Planning Basics for Long-Term Care appeared first on Investing to Thrive. ...
Posted: Apr 17 2018 @ 12:25 PM
This article may contain affiliate links; there's a possibility I could earn income when you click through one of these links and sign up for an account, make a purchase, etc. This article is written for entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as financial or any other type of professional advice. A few … Continued The post Stock Splits: What They Are, Why They Matter appeared first on Investing ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 9:13 PM
In The Intelligent Investor, Graham outlines suggested requirements for defensive investors (aka passive investors) in selecting stocks and building a stock portfolio. These guidelines could be passed along to a financial advisor as a way of specifying requirements. The big idea is to develop a checklist or screen of some sort that enables me to rely on reason rather than emotion when buying and selling stocks. Here we'll consider how ...
Posted: Jan 18 2018 @ 7:23 PM
When I'm evaluating a company and its stock, one of the places I look is the company's balance sheet. A great balance sheet is beautiful to me. It either attracts me to a company and its management or repels me. Let's delve into how this essential financial statement can hold beauty. The post How I Find Beauty in a Balance Sheet appeared first on Investing to Thrive. ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 3:14 AM
Earning a high income doesn't automatically translate into high net worth. In some cases, high earners simply spend more and end up with fewer assets than more moderate earners. This situation can result from status seeking and inability to delay gratification. But sometimes, high earners with exceptional professional skills have average or below-average understanding of personal finance. In his book, The White Coat Investor (and his website of the same ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 5:54 PM
Over the past few weeks, I've been updating my portfolio. The good news is that I locked in a gain with NVDA by selling 100 of my shares for $212 per share, which I had bought at an average price of $25 about two years ago. The bad news is that I lost money on other investments. I sold shares in a few stocks that had declined in price and ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 2:51 AM
Cautious investment experts have been warning about the market being overvalued for the past few years. What does this mean and why does it matter (or does it matter)' The post What Does “The Market is Overvalued” Mean' appeared first on Investing to Thrive. ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 3:33 AM
Recently, my husband posed this question: "can I work and collect Social Security benefits'" I didn't know the answer at the time but discovered that, in general, "yes." But a more important question is: "should I work and collect Social Security retirement benefits'" The response to this question requires additional research. For the scope of this article, I won't delve into the nuances of how working could enhance a sense of ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 12:52 AM

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