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My Money Design
Early Retirement
Money, Budgeting, Family, Frugality, Hustling, Investing
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Admit it … You’ve probably asked yourself “How do I become a millionaire?” more than once in your life. Don’t be shy! I can certainly tell you that I have. With all the images of happiness and security we see associated with wealth, how could you (or most anyone) not wonder about such a thing. […] The post How to Become a Millionaire – The Simple Way to Save $1,000,000 appeared ...
Posted: Dec 08 2019 @ 3:00 AM
It’s pretty safe to say that if you want to do a better job managing your money, one of the first changes you’re going to need to embrace is how to live frugally. I know, I know … The word frugal makes most people want to cringe! Why? Because they associate it with another word […] The post How To Live Frugally Without Being Cheap appeared first on My Money Design. ...
Posted: Nov 24 2019 @ 3:00 AM
If you’ve got questions about how 401(k) matching works, there’s only one phrase you need to remember: Don’t leave free money on the table! 401(k) employer matching contributions are one of the biggest reasons why American workers should utilize their 401(k) plans.  Simply put, they are an opportunity to earn more money from your employer […] The post How 401(k) Matching Works – Don’t Leave Free Money on the Table! appeared ...
Posted: Nov 10 2019 @ 3:00 AM
Whenever someone asks “What should I be investing in?”, they’re usually looking for some kind of magic stock or once in a lifetime opportunity that will make them rich.  But in reality, there is something far greater that everyone could invest in that will pay them back over and over again for the rest of […] The post How Financial Education Can Bring You Success With Money appeared first on My ...
Posted: Oct 27 2019 @ 2:00 AM
Are you wondering about the benefits of starting a revocable living trust vs just a will? For years, my wife and I put off what we know we have to do as responsible adults and parents, and create a will. Without a will, the courts decide what happens to everything you leave behind: Your kids, […] The post Why We Started a Living Trust Instead of Just a Will appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 13 2019 @ 2:00 AM
Question: Is it possible to retire on $500K (i.e. $500,000) in your 50’s and 60’s? Unfortunately, not all of us are great savers.  Most financial articles will recommend that you’ll need at least $1 to $2 million dollars in savings before you can even consider retirement. But the reality for a large segment of the […] The post How to Retire on $500,000 In Your 50’s or 60’s appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 29 2019 @ 2:00 AM
The foundation of any solid financial freedom plan is in knowing the best ways to budget your money and save effectively.  It’s absolutely fundamental to preserving your wealth. Have you ever wondered why so many lottery winners end up going broke a short while after winning?  Fortune reports that nearly a third declares bankruptcy within […] The post The 10 Best Practical Ways to Budget Your Money and Save More appeared ...
Posted: Sep 15 2019 @ 2:00 AM
Saving your money into a 401(k) or IRA can have some very powerful wealth-building benefits.  But clearly one of the biggest drawbacks is that you’re not allowed to access your money for years or even decades. If you try to take it out sooner, than you’ll have to pay a penalty! So what happens if […] The post When Can You Withdraw From Your 401(k), IRA, and Other Retirement Savings? appeared ...
Posted: Sep 01 2019 @ 2:00 AM
If you’re curious to find out what’s the difference between an IRA and 401(k) retirement plan, then this is the post that is going to explain everything you need to know! For most U.S. employees, when it comes to saving for retirement, they are offered two main tools to work with: A 401(k) and IRA. […] The post What’s the Difference Between an IRA and 401(k)? Which is Better for My ...
Posted: Aug 25 2019 @ 2:00 AM
Are you using the power of compound interest to your advantage? Have you ever wondered how compound interest works? Or better yet, why compound interest can make you so INCREDIBLY RICH over time? Albert Einstein has often been credited as famously stating “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, […] The post The Power of Compound Interest and How It Can Make You Rich! appeared ...
Posted: Jul 28 2019 @ 2:00 AM


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