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The following is a guest post from The Financial Journeyman. Do you earn a high salary or a high combined high household income and feel like you cannot get ahead? The average household income in 2017 was $59,000 for Americans. There are many households who earn $150,000, $250,000, or much more and feel like they cannot get ahead of their spending habits. When I hear about these households, one thing ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 6:05 AM
The following is a guest post from Bernz JP who writes at Moneylogue. More importantly, Should You? When “life happens” it can be extremely tempting to use retirement accounts as emergency savings accounts. And while in an ideal world, you would never need to do this, sometimes it may be necessary. Statistics state that a little over 30% of 401K investors in the last decade have cashed out before reaching ...
Posted: Apr 16 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Check out this video: The key point in it: Exercising for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week saves you $2,500 a year. And this is only heart health savings! If you add in all the other health-related savings, it's much higher than this. Couple this with the fact that people who exercise more make more money and exercising is a no-brainer! I am at the gym six times ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 6:05 AM
As tax season gets close to wrapping up, I thought this piece from Business Insider was timely It gives a flowchart, decision-tree on whether you should do your taxes yourself or have someone else do them for you. The times they suggest you should hire someone include: Household income over $200k Self-employed or own a business Extensive investments Make large charitable donations Had a major life change like baby or ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Just look at this interesting chart. There are several things that stood out to me here, but most notably these: Look at how much housing takes up at every single level. No wonder I was able to accumulate such wealth by paying off my mortgage early. Food is a category that most people spend way too much on IMO. Almost every single person we coached spent multiples of what we ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Do you think it's possible to retire on $1 million' CNBC doesn't think so: A cool $1 million has long been considered the gold standard of retirement savings. These days, it's only a fraction of what you will really need. For instance, a 67-year-old baby boomer retiring now with $1 million in the bank will generate $40,000 a year to live on adjusted for inflation and assuming a sustainable withdrawal ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 5:05 AM
I've been blogging for almost 13 years now and I get the question quite often: "How can I make money blogging'" So today, I have an answer for that question. For those of you who want to get started blogging immediately and learn as you go, here's a post on how to set up a blog. For those of you who want to know the details and learn a bit ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 5:05 AM
Wow. I don't know why it surprises me when I see articles on how people can't manage to survive on $100k income or more. I've been writing on this issue for years so you would think I'd be numb to it by now. But every time they come around, I shake my head like it was the first time I've ever heard stories like these. And they always seem to ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Here's an interesting infographic on the crazy way we work. I'm going to pick out a few of their facts and comment on them. 70% of American workers experience stress-related illnesses. I can relate to this. I never knew what a toll stress was taking on my body until I retired. I could literally feel the stress melting away over time. It took about six months for me to fully ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you've heard about the "student loan crisis" I put that in quotes because it's not a crisis IMO. It's a problem caused by people who do not understand basic financial principles. But more on that in a minute. For now, let's begin with what Wikipedia says about student loan debt: The Economist reported in June 2014 that U.S. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 6:05 AM


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