Advance Planning For Life After College

Advance Planning For Life After CollegeA young friend of mine is currently in her senior year of college, where she is majoring in high school education. I guess you could say she was really “lucky” and came from a poor family. This meant that she qualified for a program through our state that provided free tuition, room and board, and money for textbooks and some incidental expenses for four years. Of course, there were stipulations…

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Worst Money Mistakes

Worst Money MistakesJust imagine if you could take back all the stupid money mistakes you made during your lifetime. Well for me at least most of these were made during my 20?s. Two of them were referrals by someone I knew and I didn’t want anything to do with them initially, but I guess their sales pitch was good enough that I fell for their lies. I love personal finance and I…

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Making a Lot of Money – The Opportunity to Not Be Broke

Making a Lot of Money - The Opportunity to Not Be BrokeI hate to be the one to break it to you, but making a lot of money does not guarantee that you will have financial success. Of course, it could mean that you reach financial greatness. It is possible that you make enough money so that all of your dreams come true. Yes, making a lot of money can be a great thing…but only if you play your cards right….

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Working as an Employee and Making the Best of It

Working as an Employee and Making the Best of ItHave you ever thought about going into business for yourself?  Have you found the one special product or service that would enable you to be your own boss?  Have you ever wondered how you could turn the dream of working for yourself into a reality?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, were you able to succeed? Well, I haven’t.  I work for someone else.  I have a 9-5 job…

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Credit Card Shopping

Credit Card ShoppingExcerpt courtesy of The Family Finances When was the last time you went credit card shopping? No, I don’t mean when was the last time you went shopping and paid for it with your credit card. I mean, when was the last time you went shopping for a credit card? If you’ve been using the same credit card for a number of years, it might pay to take a look…

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Do We Really Need $6,340,998 to Retire?

Do We Really Need $6,340,998 to Retire?Have you thought about how much income you need after retirement? If you have, chances are you tried one of these online retirement calculators such as the AARP’s retirement calculator. I used my old salary and it estimated that I would need at least $6,340,998 to retire at 40. (Mrs. RB40 retires at 60.)Unfortunately, I must confess that we haven’t reached that goal yet. Try it out and share your…

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