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RAnn

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Name:
Racing Towards Retirement
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Baby Boomer
Start Year:
2015

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Net worth:
$500,000.00
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Age:
50s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Paralegal
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Latest Blog Posts

Today I'd like to welcome Sam from Moving Babies to Racing Towards Retirement.  Even though her expertise is babies and getting babies from place to place, she knows that babies are part of a family and that families look out for each other.  Today she is sharing with us some ways to help the older members of the family with spring cleaning.Spring is a season most people enjoy. Additionally, it is the ...
Posted: Jun 15 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Today I'd like to welcome Sam from Moving Babies to Racing Towards Retirement.  Even though her expertise is babies and getting babies from place to place, she knows that babies are part of a family and that families look out for each other.  Today she is sharing with us some ways to help the older members of the family with spring cleaning.Spring is a season most people enjoy. Additionally, it is ...
Posted: Jun 14 2018 @ 2:48 PM
It is summer, and for many families, that means it is time to go to the beach.  My husband and I just spent a few days in Ft. Walton Beach Florida so I thought I'd pass along some money-saving tips.Find Economical LodgingIf the purpose of this vacation is to go to the beach--to play in the sand, read on the beach, sleep in the sun or play in the water, ...
Posted: Jun 09 2018 @ 2:41 AM
In February, almost a year's pay vanished from my accounts.  It went up in smoke, disappeared, and gave me nothing in return.  What should I do about it?  What should I not do?Move My Investments to Something Safer!When the market goes down, many people, particularly inexperienced investors or those who do not really understand the stock market, just want out.  They are afraid that even more of their wealth will ...
Posted: May 19 2018 @ 1:25 AM
I've written several posts about my foray into Peer-to-Peer Lending via Lending Club and Prosper, and in the past few weeks I've read several (probably sponsored) articles encouraging people to invest via these platforms.   After reading a bunch of blog posts several years ago, investing some money on these platforms seemed like a good idea.  Now, after about three years, I am in the process of withdrawing my money and ...
Posted: May 05 2018 @ 1:52 AM
One key rule in investing is to not put all your eggs in one basket--or all your money in the stock of one company.  No matter how great the company, no matter how long it has been in existence or how well known it is, it could fail--case in point:  Sears.  While Sears has not yet filed for bankruptcy (at the time of this writing), "word on the street" is ...
Posted: Apr 28 2018 @ 2:02 AM
You've decided to do it.  You are going to invest in stock--you are going to buy shares in some company, rather than a mutual fund of ETF.  Now, how do you pick which one.  One way that has been successful for many people is buying what you know--if there is a business you patronize and love, buy a part of it, or at least use a list of such companies ...
Posted: Apr 21 2018 @ 1:44 PM
I've written several times about my experience with Robinhood, an online broker that allows investors to buy and sell shares of stock, ETFs, options and even cryptocurrencies without paying a sales commission.  Up until recently, the only weakness I found was that Robinhood required you to use a smartphone app; the website was not much more than a landing screen directing you how to download the app.  However, the last ...
Posted: Apr 14 2018 @ 3:13 AM
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....where have I read that before'The first quarter of 2018 was fast out of the blocks.  Our assets increased by almost four percent in January.  Unfortunately, January was followed by February, and then by March and by the end of March we were about equal to were we were at the end of December, except that we had deposited ...
Posted: Apr 07 2018 @ 1:40 PM
In the investing world, what are options'  Simply put, they are contracts that require the holder to buy or sell a certain stock at a certain price on a certain date.  For example, right now (Saturday morning, 12:03 CDT) the latest price for one share of AT&T is $34.86.  Via Robinhood, I can buy "Calls", which are options to buy AT&T at a certain price, or "Puts" which are options ...
Posted: Mar 24 2018 @ 3:26 AM

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