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Should You Use Retirement Funds to Purchase a Home?

A recent survey shows that some millennials are using their retirement funds to finance down payments on homes. Is this a bad idea? Millennials using retirement funds to finance the down payment for a home isn’t a bad idea, but it may not be the best idea for everyone in …

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Vacation Planning Without Credit Cards

So we are currently at the end of 2017—is it too soon to think about when you are going on vacation in 2018? Certainly not! In fact, this is the best time for most families to think about when and where they will enjoy their vacation in 2018. While searching …

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5 Quick Tax Savings Tips for 2017

Many people are getting ready to walk into 2018 thinking that they will receive a huge tax refund. Unfortunately, many of those people may be surprised. I would like you to do three things before the end of this month to help with your tax situation: Increase Tax Withheld From …

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Prepare Today for Your Future Income Reduction After Retirement

The average retiree received $1,360.00 per month in 2017 from Social Security. That is $16,320.00 per year. This amount doesn’t seem like enough to survive anywhere in the United States. Company pensions have become less popular in the past ten years. That means financial security for Americans in their later …

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In the Workplace, Age Discrimination Starts At Age 35

If you are in your thirties or about to be, then these two quick videos may interest you, specifically if you are still in the job market or struggling to get your business off the ground. In my small business journey while getting my passive income system in place, I’ve …

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Looking to Buy Your First Home? Part 3 – The Down Payment

Ok, now let’s go through the checklist so far: You’ve overcome the speculation and obstacles that are attached to home ownership Your credit score is at its optimal point You’ve figured out the home price that is comfortable and affordable for your family You’ve assembled (or are in the process …

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Building Wealth: 7 Steps to Get You There

Anyone can develop smart money habits that will allow them to begin building wealth. If you can avoid making foolish mistakes with your money, there’s a very good chance that you will have more money than you need. That’s a good place to be. When you have a lot more, …

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Taking Ownership of Financial Mistakes

We all make money mistakes and we feel awful about them when we do. If you ever made a money mistake and are plagued with regret over what you did or didn’t do with your finances, you’re not alone. Just don’t let that mistake weigh you down and keep you …

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Ways You Can Save Some Money in 2017

As we move into 2017, there are some ways we can probably save some money. This article will lay out several areas where you may find some savings. Here we go: Student Loans Financial expert Suze Orman once said, “Private student loans should be avoided at all costs.” I am in …

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Choosing a Retirement Account that Best Suits You

Did you know… According to the IRS retirement can last for 30 years or more A retiree will need up to 80% of her annual income today to retire comfortably The average benefit amount paid monthly by the Social Security Administration is $1,177 You can work the rest of your …

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