Tag: retirement

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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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 of your regular Christmas movie set, then it needs to be! I love almost every …

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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 them your #HTTRs!! When I was a senior in High School, a classmate and I …

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Does Retirement Give You All The Peace You Desire?

These past few weeks I’ve been having a lot of pressure with my job! So much so, that I’ve been having to work extra hours and get my projects done ahead of schedule. I normally put a lot of pressure on myself to perform at a higher level, but just in the last few months …

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Multiple Income Streams: Five Easy Steps to Map Out Your Money Flow

Merry Christmas to all of our thrifty readers! The chill of winter is upon us, and it makes the motivation to go outside less than appealing!  With that said, it has me thinking a lot about my passive income streams. Thinking about, if I’m concentrating on developing my passive income streams, then I’d like to …

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Holy Crap! I’m Going to Run Out of Money!

Are you in retirement, and have come to one of these self realization moments where you suddenly realize that you’ll more than likely run out of money before you die? Or have you had a nightmare where your portfolio manager tells you that you will more than likely outlive your nest egg? It’s at that …

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4 Things to Do Before 2014

A lot of time and energy is focused on the holidays at the end of the year. But it’s important to set aside some time for your finances as this is the last chance to make adjustments for 2013. As you get ready to ring in the New Year, here are a few financial matters …

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How to Create Your Own Pension

Gone are the years of the traditional pensions and 30+ years with one company. Today, people need to be much more reliant on their own means of saving, investing, and planning. It’s definitely a hard task when there is so much data out there, so many “wants” eating at your ability to save, and most …

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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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