Category: Investing

3 Things Dumb People Do With Their Money (It’s Not What You Think)

3 Things Dumb People Do With Their Money (It’s Not What You Think)

When it comes to the plethora of personal finance blogs out there, many tend to focus on the seemingly small things to increase your net worth, such as skipping your daily Starbucks, or avoiding the shiny new car. While I agree with those whole-heartedly, the things I’m talking about today go far beyond that. Financial …

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Things to Consider Before Maxing Out Your 401k

Things to Consider Before Maxing Out Your 401k

Simply because you’re able to do something doesn’t mean that you necessarily should. Like jumping off a bridge, for example. Or getting a hand or face tattoo. Or possibly even maxing out your 401k. One of these does not match the others. Ha! While maxing out your 401k seems like a good idea (and it …

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How to Live Rent Free

How to Live Rent Free

Fortunately for me, I live in a part of the country where housing prices and cost of living is actually quite reasonable. But I know that for the majority of the population, rent alone is sucking them dry. Check out this listing, which shows rent by city across the United States. As you can see, …

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Should You Pay Off Student Loans or Save For Retirement?

Should You Pay Off Student Loans or Save For Retirement?

Congratulations! You’ve just graduated from college, you’ve landed that first big-boy (or girl) job, and now you’re riddled with the question of which one is more financially sound. Reaching the point to where you have enough extra cash flow to even be in this situation is something that should make you want to jump for …

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How to Get the Most Out of your 401k

How to Get the Most Out of your 401k

Let’s be honest. There’s nothing less-sexy than taking money out of each paycheck, and stashing it away for retirement. Especially when that shiny new BMW is calling your name. Unfortunately, with taxes steadily climbing, pensions virtually non-existent, and fewer Social Security benefits expected for Millenial’s, it’s important that you start saving now. During the Baby …

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