How to Maintain Good Credit

By |July 28th, 2015|

This post is a contributed post from USA.gov.  See their Financial Self-Defense Kit for advice on how to build financial confidence as well as safeguard your finances.
“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Your credit history is your financial reputation. And just like your professional and personal reputations, your

My 401k Loan Paid Off

By |July 13th, 2015|

I told you so!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post here, but I had a big life event happen today and I just had to write a little post and give a big fat “I told you so” to a bunch of people who doubted me over 2.5 years ago.

In December of 2012, I wrote a post

Tips on Choosing an Expert for Finance Dissertation Service

By |July 6th, 2015|

As we all know that the finance industry is one of the oldest industries in the world. People have been dealing with payment management since the first communication between tribes started. However, with a constant change in the human society, the ways of dealing with money have also transformed. This has also resulted in numerous interesting processes for us

YourWela Review

By |May 20th, 2015|

Have you been looking for a place to organize all of your investing accounts or create and track your financial goals?

YourWela.com is one site that can help you do just that, plus so much more.
Getting Organized with YourWela
YourWela.com is different compared to other financial tools websites and I have checked several of them. What makes them unique is that

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The true cost of spending your retirement early

By |May 8th, 2015|

My first, briefly-held job out of college had nothing to do with finances. In fact, I was so ignorant on the subject that I somehow failed to realize that one of the job’s very few perks was an automatic, employer-funded 12% annual contribution to a retirement plan. It’s a benefit nearly unheard of these days, and to my knowledge

Why we all need financial advice

By |May 4th, 2015|

Generally speaking, most of us fall squarely into one camp or another when it comes to the question of whether to hire a financial advisor. This isn’t that debate. What I’m talking about today is financial advice – and we all need it.

Let me be clear about what I mean when I say advice. I’m not talking about reading

401(k) loans can make a bad situation worse

By |May 1st, 2015|

For many investors who are still in their working years, the largest single account balance in their portfolios is a 401(k) plan, especially for those who have worked at one company for a long period of time. When times get tough, borrowing a portion of that balance to ease the strain can be a tempting proposition.
The good news first
There

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Beyond Six-Months’ Cash: Alternatives for your emergency fund

By |April 29th, 2015|

The concept of an emergency fund is simple. Ideally, we should all have 6 months of expenses put aside in a savings account, just for emergencies. There are generally two objections to this school of thought.
Objection 1: Inflation risk and opportunity cost
From an investment perspective, emergency funds held in cash represent significant opportunity cost. In fact, some experts will

3 Decisions that may Hurt your Diversification Efforts

By |April 27th, 2015|

Asset allocation and diversification are important concepts in investing. Although many investors think of them interchangeably, they are, in fact separate concepts. Asset allocation refers to how you choose to spread your money among investments. Every investor practices asset allocation by virtue of having invested. Whether or not that asset allocation represents diversification is another matter altogether.

Diversification is a

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ABLE Accounts: Coming to a State Near You

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Having a child changed my whole world, in ways massive and small – most of which are beyond the scope of this blog. One of the most profound changes I experienced can be summed up in one, innocuous-sounding word: worry. The sheer number of options for a parent to worry about is astonishing.

One of the things I worry about

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