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What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

During my time of growing up on the farm, I got to see how my Grandpa was always a very private man.  He especially kept his financial business to himself. He wanted very little to no attention on his family, and enjoyed his private life on the farm. Whenever, I’d get a speeding ticket it …

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Early Retirement – It’s All in the Numbers

There’s so much press devoted to the idea of early retirement, but is it even really possible for the average person? The answer to that is almost certainly yes, but it’s all in the numbers. As in, you have to get the numbers right in order to have any hope of it working out. Saving …

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7 Reasons to Not Always Live Frugal

In October, I had the pleasure of going to watch a Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos game with my wife and brother! Unfortunately, the game didn’t go as we would’ve hoped. RGIII didn’t play his best game, the Denver defense and Peyton Manning proved to be too much for Washington to handle. I learned a …

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5 Ways to Save Money Over Your Entire Career

Over the course of a normal persons 40 year career there can be a lot of choices that will have huge long term affects. However, very few of us realize that these small changes can have long term savings benefits. In my short career I’ve focused on a few of these areas to help compound …

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Can Kids Invest in Stocks or Mutual Funds?

At 13 years old I asked my parents if I could start investing money in the stock market through a mutual fund. I’d saved about $1500 from starting my own hog selling business, and through working in the fields during the summer. My small nest egg was the result of 4-5 years of hard work, …

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Should I Cash In My Pension?

About two months ago I got an unexpected “time sensitive” letter from my former employer notifying me that they were offering me an early buyout of my pension. You see I’d left my former employer after 11.5 years of employment and had accumulated a pretty good nest egg pension. In my mind I considered this …

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Review of Vanguard’s Managed Payout Funds

Are you looking for an investment that will pay you out monthly for your investment? Recently, when I was looking into annuities I came upon Vanguard’s Managed Payout Fund’s. In looking I couldn’t find any annuities that would continue to payout after the initial investment except an managed fund like Vanguard’s. For an initial investment …

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How to Prepare for Retirement

 A couple of days ago when I was running over my lunch hour I came upon a road sign that said, “Speed Limit 35″. Funny thing was it was tracking me and not all the cars that were going by. So I decided to have some fun with it. I started to speed up and …

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How you can retire a millionaire

Recently I came upon an interview on KTVI – Fox2News out of St. Louis that caught my eye. It was on “how you can retire a millionaire” even in this economy. To many this is a far off reality, but for many who are diligent, start early, avoid debt, and methodically save then it is …

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