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Ed Slott’s Net Worth

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics|

  Less than 44% of all Americans have yet to even start planning or to begin saving for their future retirement. Additionally, less than 38% of Americans who have begun saving for retirement have less than $10,000 saved right now. What’s worse, over 54% of Americans don’t have a clue how much money they’ll need to budget their future retirement.

Best Ways to Double Your Money

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|

When we hear the term, “fixed income,” we usually think of retirees living out their twilight years on finite, modest and strategically balanced sources of income. The truth of the matter is that we all live on fixed incomes. Most people nowadays live paycheck-to-paycheck. All it takes is an unexpected layoff, reduction in pay, or a financial emergency to disrupt

Thinking About Retiring Abroad? Think Some More About It

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: Life|

  My dream is to one day retiree in Asia. Depending on the country, the cost of living is astronomically in the favor of Westerners when it comes to currency exchange. Like the Philippines. One American dollar equals about 52 Philippine pesos. You can rent a safe apartment or condo for $300 to $500 a month. Philippine people are renowned

Want to Stop Paying Taxes? Here Are the Consequences

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|

After President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of December 2017 into law, it fundamentally changed tax laws in ways the average taxpayer has yet to fully appreciate. Most critics call it the, “Trump Tax Cuts for the Wealthy.” However, it is too easy to blame the President or the government for the state of your taxes.

Financial Literacy Benefits – This Couple Can’t Cope on $500K

By |August 25th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics|

I love comic books. Everyone loves comic book related media, but I loved comics before it was trendy, like in 2007. Anyway, when I was a teen and in my early 20s, I worked. But I never kept a budget, never saved money, and I would waste money on indulgent purchases. Like comic books. I used to drop $50 or

Sneaky Tricks Retailers Employ to Get More of Your Money

By |August 25th, 2019|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|

Are you an impulse shopper? I used to have a horrible habit of buying candy bars anytime I shopped in convenience stores and supermarkets. That is why candy bars, mints, gum, batteries and other items are placed near the register. To persuade consumers to buy something right before they leave. Think it isn’t a big issue? In the long run,