5 Alternative Ways to Retire Early

5 Alternative Ways to Retire EarlyFor many of us, retirement is a far off dream. It’s already difficult enough to pay our current bills on time, and we aren’t able to contribute to our retirement funds as much as we’d like. But early retirement is a real possibility if you work for it in your 20s and 30s. Here are a few alternative paths to early retirement: Cut expenses. Many financial planners recommend that you…

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10 Reasons You Are Not Rich Yet

10 Reasons You Are Not Rich YetAs a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so they can become rich. Ironically, the one person I have had the most trouble helping is myself. Being “rich” can mean different things to different people, but I believe it means having the financial freedom to achieve your goals and live the life you want. I am great at giving advice; I am…

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Passive Investing Still Takes Work

Passive Investing Still Takes WorkThe dream of passive investing is to build a portfolio so that you no longer have to do anything active to get a steady return. But it takes some work to make it come true, especially now when interest rates are low and markets are volatile. The goal is to find the kind of stable assets that will eventually do all the work of earning money for you. When you…

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Dollar Cost Averaging Helps Investors Manage Risk

Dollar Cost Averaging Helps Investors Manage RiskPeople are always looking for the best time to buy when investing their money. Ultimately, no one wants to pay too much for an investment that they know will fluctuate in value from one day to the next. It doesn’t matter how smart or experienced someone may be, no one can tell you with any degree of certainty where interest rates will be from one day to the next and,…

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