Month: December 2014

Golden Rules: Strategies for Early Retirement

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Retirement is a complicated process. Gone are the days of leaving the workforce at age 60. Thanks to rising costs and low savings, 58 percent of Americans feel unprepared for retirement. If you’re poised for an employment exit but hesitant to take the plunge, talk to a financial planner and consider the tips below. They will help you gain confidence when it comes to retiring early.

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Deck the Halls with Savings: Five DIY Home Projects to Tackle Alone

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2014 is coming to an end, and it’s time to take stock of your household spending. What was your biggest expense this year? For our family, it was home improvement. Renovating our spacious (and chilly) house became a part-time job, one that could have eclipsed our savings without the right attention. In the past year, we:

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Two Data Points You Should Guard with Your Life

In a world of bad things that happen to people, yes there are far more terrible things than identity theft right? Like a car accident or serious illness. Any number of things but when you’ve been hit by identity theft it sure doesn’t feel like much could be worse.

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Staying Found: Wild’s Financial Roadmap



Credit lessons come in many forms. I found a few while reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Strayed’s memoir catalogued her 1,100 solo hike across the Pacific Crest Trail. Although the author probably wasn’t focused on her credit score in the wilderness, I found myself wondering, How did she afford to take this trip? Read on to learn some of her strategies and how to apply them to your life.

Cheryl Strayed hiked from California to Washington with little resources. How did she do it?

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Five Habits of a Bad Money Manager


If you struggle with money management, you’re probably struggling with other issues as well. While many people grappling with medical bills and unforeseen expenses are not to blame, others have the resources and lack the motivation to succeed. If this sounds familiar, review the habits below. Their presence in your life could be a catalyst for larger problems.

Bad habits include:

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