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Planning for retirement should start early in life. Read this series of articles on how to prepare your finances for a comfortable retirement.

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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

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Six Benefits of Rolling Over Your 401k

This month I had on my list of monthly goals to rollover my 401k from an employer I left in 2011 to Vanguard. Last Friday I pulled the trigger after running into a number of hurdles that were preventing me

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How to Make a Lot of Money (and Just Squeak By)

I came across this interesting piece that originally appeared on fellow personal finance blogger, Financial Samurai’s website, about a couple (both lawyers) who earn $500k a year and still don’t have a lot of “leftover” at the end of the

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How to Plan for Retirement Like Clark Griswold

Every Christmas season my wife and I have series of movies that we pull out and watch between Thanksgiving and Christmas time. This past weekend we pulled out one of our classics, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! If it isn’t part

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You Can’t Become a Millionaire!

You ever had anyone tell you that you can’t-do something? Like they were laughing in your face, and tell you there isn’t any way in “H-E- Double-Hockey-Sticks” that you could do it in your lifetime? Doesn’t that tick you off? Call

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21 Rules for Personal Finance

This past month, I came across an excellent post by Certified Financial Advisor, Ben Carlson, entitled “20 Rules for Personal Finance.” I thought it was so practical and succinct, I asked Ben if we could repost his “rules for personal finance.”

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