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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Learning Personal Finance in 2019

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A new year is approaching, and that means new goals are coming. A good goal for 2019 may be to learn more about personal finance so you can be financially successful! Below are a few tips and recommendations to be able to learn more about personal finance in 2019.  Please feel free to post in the comments sections if you have any additional recommendations. Personal Finance Podcasts: Podcasts have become a hugely popular trend, and now...
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Has anyone started this year????
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:21
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Retirement in 2019

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If you are considering retirement in 2019, first of all a big congratulations is due! Retirement is a period you should be looking forward to. This will bring you the freedom you have always been looking for. At the same time, you do not want to rush into retirement without being fully prepared. Below are a few key things you should look further into and know about retirement in 2019 prior to taking the dive. You...
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My father-in-law retired this year and decided to take his social security early.
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:21
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Student Debt in 2018

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Student debt has officially gotten out of control. I was reading some interesting articles this weekend on student debt and I thought I would share some of the highlights. I am also not providing any kind of solution, but this has to be addressed. It may be too late, but the numbers below are just staggering! Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category. Student debt is only behind mortgage debt, and it...
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Scary read! The Student Loan Debt is astronomical in size. In my mind I would like to see a tax break for students who pay a certa... Read More
Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:30
Frank
I agree 100% I also think this is one of the biggest long-term concerns to our economy.
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:43
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What is Fintech?

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I would say I read a fintech type article everyday now. Fintech companies have exploded into the mainstream over the last 10+ years. However, many people may not exactly know what ”fintech” is, so I put together a very simple summary. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions in the comments section below. FinTech or financial technology really describes the intersection of financial services and technology. Most of the time it refers to start...
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Glad you provided this information as I know little or nothing on the subject. Call it a "heads up" if you will. Seems there may b... Read More
Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:24
Frank
Thanks Wanderer. It is a very interesting industry as I am trying to learn as much as I can as well.
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:42
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How to Save During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season has officially started. The holiday season can bring very happy moments in your life and you should celebrate the season with family and friends. However the holiday season brings obvious expenses that can put stress into your life, especially if you haven’t budgeted for them. Below are several ways to save money during the holiday season and you can instead focus on bringing joy into your life. Make a budget: A holiday budget...
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Was anyone able to save a little more than expected during the holiday season?
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:42
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Personal Finance Tips in your 30s

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As I creep into my 30s (I won’t tell you my exact age!), I think it is even more important to stay on top of your personal finances. As you move into your 40s and 50s, you will likely have less flexibility, so it is really important to take some important financial strides in your 30s. Below are personal finance tips for your 30s! Please let me know if anyone else has anything to add! Pay...
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Do these tips so you don't have to in your 40s!!!
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:07
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How to Prepare Yourself Financially When You are Expecting a Baby?

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For all of those lucky future parents out there, a baby is going to be a wonderful new adventure for you. Few things are as satisfying as watching your child grow up. One important thing you should consider is prioritizing your personal finances as soon as you know you are adding to your family. Below are some helpful tips people have given me to help ensure your family has a happy future.  Create a budget for...
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Has anyone had recent experience that you would like to share?
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:06
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How to Create a Will?

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Now that I have a child on the way, I have done some research and learned that I likely need to create a will. I never really thought about having to draft a will, but now that I am married and have a child on the way, I thought it would be a good idea to check it out. Based upon my research, below are some helpful tips on creating a will. Please share if you...
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This is an important life document! If a person becomes deceased without a will ... most often they are at the whim of their state... Read More
Sunday, 04 November 2018 12:24
Frank
It is a very important life document! its been my first experience putting one together, but I am learned a ton!
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:06
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Best Personal Finance Apps

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Nowadays you can do so much on your phone, including your personal finances. There are also a ton of options out there and they are not all equal! Below are my favorite budget and personal finance apps. Mint: This is the gold standard app for your personal finance needs. The app is effectively an all-in-one resource for creating a budget, tracking your spending, and monitoring your overall finance needs. Mint lets you know when bills are...
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I would like to add the majority of these apps can be extracted into Excel if you prefer to use and analysis in Excel.
Monday, 29 October 2018 11:36
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What are Robo-advisors?

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If you have performed any research on the investment advisor industry recently, you likely have seen a lot of companies offering robo-advisor investment solutions. A lot of people might not fully understand what robo-advisors are and how they work. Below is a summary of robo-advisors. Please feel free to comment in the comment section below if you have any positive or negative experience.  Robo-advisors are a new online software that helps you manage your investments. The...
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I met with a few rob-advisors last week over the phone. I am going to put roughly 25% of my portfolio into robo-advisors. I will ... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2018 11:19
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