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Fred Leamnson

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Money with a Purpose.com
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Personal Finance, Retirement, 401(k)s, IRAs, Lifestyle, Social Security
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Reston, Virginia, United States
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These days, it seems people cling to positions for which they are unwilling to compromise. In this post, I want to offer ideas on why we should challenge the way we think about things. I'll start by asking some fundamental questions. If you have strong opinions about things, where did these originate? Did they grow […] The post Why We Should Challenge the Way We Think About Things appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 15 2018 @ 8:00 AM
In the last post, we talked about how to find a competent financial advisor. This week, I'll give you ten real questions to ask to find the best advisor for you. Before getting started, I need to give credit for this post's title to my blogging friend, Michal Dinich over at Your Money Geek. Michael […] The post 10 Real Questions to Find the Best Advisor for You appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 4:27 PM
Our weekly roundup from around the web this week features another great lineup of articles. If this is your first visit to Money with a Purpose or your first time to check out our weekly roundup, welcome. I follow a lot of great bloggers. I read as much as I can. Time doesn't allow me […] The post Weekly Roundup from Around the Web – August 10, 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 10 2018 @ 1:15 PM
Today, I want to talk about how to choose a competent financial advisor. Let me start by saying I'm in favor of everyone taking charge of their finances. The more knowledgeable we are, the better we will be at our finances. If you're comfortable doing your own investing and know how much you need to fund your […] The post How to Choose a Competent Financial Advisor appeared first on Money With A ...
Posted: Aug 10 2018 @ 8:00 AM
I'm curious. Do you think it's important to have an attitude of gratitude? Have you thought about what that might mean to your well-being? I know I have. I also know that it's something I often struggle to maintain. Today I want to explore whether having a thankful attitude, an attitude of gratitude, can change […] The post How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude appeared first on Money With A ...
Posted: Aug 08 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Today's post is a new feature here on Money with a Purpose – Weekly Roundup from Around the Web. Since starting Money with a Purpose in late 2017, I've discovered some fantastic personal finance bloggers. They cover topics from investing, budgeting, saving, debt reduction, lifestyle, and everything in between. I've met a lot of great […] The post Weekly Roundup from Around the Web – August 3, 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 03 2018 @ 8:00 AM
In today's post, I want to tell you how my perspective on Millennials has changed. And it has – pretty dramatically. Why? It's pretty simple. I've come to know many through the blogging community. And let's face it. Most of what we hear about Millennials is via mainstream media. You know the mantra – lazy,  living […] The post How My Perspective on Millennials Has Changed appeared first on Money With A ...
Posted: Aug 03 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Everyone needs an estate plan. The reason? Too many people die without them. I don't know you or your situation, but I think I can safely say that you need an estate plan. It's the only way to make sure your assets (your stuff) get passed on the way you want. I will tell you that […] The post Here is Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan appeared first on Money With ...
Posted: Aug 02 2018 @ 4:56 PM
There are certain things I won't give up just to save money. Don't get me wrong. I love saving money. In fact, my wife has made it an art form (and I'm grateful for that! ) But sometimes this search for savings around every corner can go too far. I have at least five things […] The post Here are 5 Things I Won’t Give Up Just to Save Money appeared ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Have you thought much about how to make your retirement assets last longer? If not, I would suggest you put a plan in place to do just that. Why? Americans are living longer than ever. A recent life expectancy study from the Brookings Institute illustrates this point. For married couples, there is an 88% chance […] The post Five Strategies To Make Your Retirement Assets Last Longer appeared first on Money ...
Posted: Jul 30 2018 @ 12:18 PM


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