Personal Finance

Two Ways To Maximize Your Roth IRA Returns

March 27, 2017
Maximize Your Roth IRA

By now you have probably already weighed the tax benefits of traditional and Roth IRA retirement accounts and decided what is best for your retirement needs. You already know that in a Roth IRA you make contributions after your income has been fully taxed. However, when you withdraw from your retirement nest egg, no tax […]

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Fear and Anxiety Make Saving Difficult

March 17, 2017
Fear and Anxiety

Fear and anxiety manifest in many ways. When it comes to money matters, it is very common for people to express fearful and anxious feelings through avoidance. They may avoid looking at their bank account balances or opening bills. No matter what it looks like, people often find themselves drowning in the worry that they […]

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Automate Your Budget With Mint

March 15, 2017
Automate your budget

Sitting down and creating a budget is just about the least sexy thing you could ever do. It’s certainly a lot more fun to spend money with abandon, then deal with the consequences later. But it can be empowering to know how much you have to spend on various things each month, and to not […]

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Inflation: The Invisible Retirement Looter

March 8, 2017
Inflation

When planning for retirement, nothing is more exciting than plugging in your annual savings, choosing an expected rate of return, and then seeing the massive dollar amount you can expect as your nest egg matures. But is what you see really what you get? Unfortunately, as inflation again rears its ugly head, the answer is […]

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Five Tips to Finding the Balance Between Saving and Spending

February 24, 2017
Saving and Spending

While most people realize the importance of saving money, that knowledge often goes out the window when coming face-to-face with some killer deal on something they simply have to have. To be as smart with your money as possible, it is important to come up with a decent balance between saving and spending. Yes, saving […]

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How Can Teachers Help Cut Down on School Supply Costs for Students?

February 20, 2017
School Supplies

A new school year signifies a host of beginnings: friendships, classes, clothing, and school supplies, to name a few. There’s something refreshing about tackling a new school year with fresh gear, whether it’s a scientific calculator, a pack of your favorite markers, or a new coordinating set of folders and binders to organize paperwork. But […]

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Roth vs Traditional 401k: Which Is Better for You?

February 17, 2017
Roth vs Traditional 401k

Contributing to your retirement plan is a great step in building a solid financial future. You probably already know the basic building blocks of investing success: invest as early as possible and take advantage of any match your company offers. Beyond that, you’ll need to decide what type of 401(k) plan is right for you. […]

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