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The secret to financial independence isn’t the career path you choose or the investments you make. It’s actually much more simple. Certified Financial Planner Rick Kahler explains.
It’s typically a joke you hear your parents say: “We’re spending your inheritance, but we’re having fun while doing it!” Couples and individuals of all ages contemplate whether they should focus on putting away money for their retirement years or spending the money now on things they love doing, like traveling, charity or buying a dream home. We cover ways to strike the balance and how to figure out if you’re saving enough.
Have you considered socking away money for retirement in an IRA? If so, do you know which kind of individual retirement account is right for you – i.e. traditional or Roth? David Young explains the basics of both the traditional IRA and Roth IRA, and helps you where to put your savings.
We’re all aware of inspiring adages such as, “Follow your dreams and the money will follow,” or, “Anything you can imagine, you can do,” or, “Reach for the highest star.” While it is important to have hope and inspiration to achieve as much as you can, a problem may arise if dreaming of achieving distant goals becomes a form of avoidance and procrastination. Yes, you still can write that novel that Hollywood will buy for an insane amount of money. And, yes, you can still start that wevbsite that generates millions. Keep working at it, but also make sure you also have a realistic view – and plan – for your future
When you take that first leap toward financial independence, it can be rather overwhelming. People start throwing abbreviations at you like FICO and IRA, and you may often be left scratching your head. Don’t worry! With these five easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to financial success.
You’ve worked hard for a lot of years and the day has finally arrived. Your office mates threw you a party. You packed up your belongings. And you drove away from work for the last time. You did it. You retired. For many people, retirement means freedom. And while retirement does bring some freedoms, some restrictions come with it, too. In order to manage your money well after retirement, you will need to find a good balance between the freedoms and restrictions.
It’s one of the fundamental rules of financial planning: you must save for retirement. But what is the best way to do it? Most people have access to a “defined contribution” retirement savings plan through their employers, like a 401(k). Here’s what it is, if you should contribute to one and other retirement savings options.
As many Americans know, you can retire and start collecting Social Security benefits anytime from age 62 to 70. Most people start collecting right away at age 62. But what many people don’t know is that you can raise your benefit substantially by exercising a few simple options. Certified Financial Planner, Tammy Kraig, explains what these options are and how much you can boost your benefits by using them.
The new year is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to get your personal finances in order. Act quickly though, as there are some financial perks in 2010 that will go away or change in 2011. Certified Financial Planner John D. Buerger covers what those perks are and how you can take advantage.
When it comes to personal finance, we know you love the tips but don’t always have the time to read them all. So, we’re going to do the work for you! We’ve scoured the Web to bring you this week’s top five articles that affect your wallet.