Americans can be in as much current day denial as they want to about their future and what retirement will look like but recent studies show a significant number of people are not at all confident they will be able to retire with adequate income and savings. According to the Employee Benefit Research institute, 49 percent of workers surveyed said ... Read More »
It is painful for me to watch people make the same ignorant and stupid mistake time and time again when getting out of debt. And what is the number on mistake that screws up their financial future in an effort to repair their financial past? Keep reading to find out. People make all sorts of emotional decisions when faced with ... Read More »
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If you have a saving, investing or retirement related question you’d like to ask, well you’ve come to the right place. Paul Bennett is an old friend who I have known for many years. He provides excellent advice and has helped many people. He’s a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Financial Consultant, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, holds a Masters of Science ... Read More »
photo © 2009 Andrew Magill | more info (via: Wylio)A lot of people always say that sometimes no credit is just as bad as poor credit. And I’d like to attest, this is correct. I, Amanda Miller, am in my 20s. Which means, you guessed it, I am the poorest I will ever be again (knock on wood). When I ... Read More »
I learned about a brand new company, Betterment. The approach to Betterment is to make it easier to invest in a balance of stocks and less volatile bond funds. What caught my eye was that the service has no minimum balance, it is easy to invest, the balance of your funds can be shifted online at any time, your invested ... Read More »
“Dear Steve, Hi, I am a middle school teacher. I have 80K in student loans and 10K in credit card loans. I am trying my darndest to pay down the credit cards as fast as I can. I think (HOPE!) they will be paid off by the end of the next school year–May 2010. Then I can start attacking the ... Read More »