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Jeff Rose

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Good Financial Cents
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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Most people recognize that a 401(k) is one of the very best retirement programs available. If your company offers one, you should definitely take advantage of it. It allows for more generous contributions than most other plans available to employees, and often comes with an employer matching contribution. But what most people are less aware... Continue Reading--> The post 401k Limits for Highly Compensated Employees appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 9:00 AM
The following is a real-life story submitted by a fellow blogger. Creating long-term wealth in real estate investing is about understanding the rules and not going broke. I owned seven houses by the time I was 24-years old. I was all-in on the dream of real estate riches and driving a Porsche Boxster. I was... Continue Reading--> The post 7 Rules I Learned After Going Broke in Real Estate Investing appeared ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 4:05 PM
You might be under the illusion that financial success is all about smarts. Nope. Think again. You can be the smartest mathematical guru in the world and find yourself broke. Why is this' Don't all the smart people get the best-paying jobs and a Lamborghini or two' Isn't it the smart people who can shrug their... Continue Reading--> The post How to Discover Your Financial Grit appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 10:17 AM
Imagine if what you know now, you knew way back in high school. How much better off would you be' When I was in high school, I didn’t learn anything about money, budgeting, or investing. While I’m a financial planner now, I didn’t learn most financial basics until my junior year of college. What’s crazy... Continue Reading--> The post 7 Personal Finance Lessons I Wish Everyone Learned in High School appeared ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 2:49 AM
As a kid, I had no aspirations of being a business owner or entrepreneur. I was a baseball card collector investing way too much money in Jose Canseco baseball cards.  (That probably ranks as one of the worst investments I’ve ever made but, hey – I was just a kid). Even going into college, I... Continue Reading--> The post 5 Crucial Lessons I Learned by Starting My Own Business appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 9:50 AM
If you’ve ever shopped for insurance, you know it can be a momentous task. There are a handful of different policies you need to buy; auto insurance, life insurance, health insurance, and others. Not only do you need several plans, but there are so many companies to choose from; how in the world are you... Continue Reading--> The post My PolicyGenius Review appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 12:57 PM
If you’ve been thinking about moving your investments to a new broker, Ally Invest needs to be on your shortlist. Part of the Ally Bank family, it’s one of the top investment brokerages available, especially when you look at all the services they have for just about every area of your financial life. Open an... Continue Reading--> The post Ally Invest Review – Affordable Online Stock Trading Platform appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 11:40 AM
You probably won't be surprised to hear there are over 6,000 banks and another 6,000 credit unions in the United States. You can't drive down the road without passing at least a dozen different banks. If you're looking for a new bank, it can be an overwhelming search. Each bank or credit union is going... Continue Reading--> The post Navy Federal Credit Union Review appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 4:50 PM
Raising your credit score 100 points is easier than many people might think, especially if you currently have bad credit. Step 1 – Know Where You Are Pull your credit score to determine where you are and how much damage control you need to do. There are dozens of websites that you can use, but... Continue Reading--> The post How to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points or More in Less ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 4:46 PM
I get asked pretty frequently about what the requirements are to become a Certified Financial Planner™ and what I went through to achieve the designation. Knowing there are over 800,000 people who can be considered “financial advisors” to some degree, I knew I had to differentiate myself. But, it wasn't all about being different; it... Continue Reading--> The post How To Become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) appeared first on Good ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 12:57 PM


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