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Savings

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Q: The Best Time to Start Saving?

The question isn’t IF you should start saving but WHEN. And the answer to that…we’re about to make it real easy for you. The best time to start saving is […]

Budget

Spending Plan Launch

Spending Plan Launch

Now that you know how much you can afford to spend in each spending plan category and still move towards your savings goals, it’s time to live your plan. Document your new […]

Budget

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Big Money Coming In

Making a spending plan isn’t just about tracking your expenses. It also means looking carefully at what you have to work with — your income. Use this checklist to think […]

Savings

How to Get 100% Savings Success Rate

How to Get 100% Savings Success Rate

The absolute most positive and painless way to save money is to make it automatic. Set up an allotment from your pay or a direct deposit from your spouse’s pay […]

Investing

What's the Rush?

What’s the Rush?

“I know, I know, I’ll get to it.” If you’ve ever thought that about investing, you’re not alone. But you’re also not right. With investing, the more time you have, […]

Investing

Find Your Mix

Find Your Mix

Smart investors don’t put all their investment eggs in one basket. Instead, they put money into a mix of different baskets when trying to … hatch some profits. When your […]

Budget

Spending Plan Analysis

Spending Plan Analysis

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into this spending plan thing. Once you’ve created a plan, try to stick to it. Don’t take on an unplanned expense unless you cut […]

Retirement

tsp options when you leave the military

TSP Options When You Leave the Military

What should you do with your TSP when you separate from the military? Is it best to just leave it alone or should you do something else? Fortunately there are […]

Retirement

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Do You Like Retirement Vehicles?

We’re talking about investment vehicles you can use to work towards your biggest, farthest out goals like retirement…aka making work optional someday. While there may appear to be an alarming […]

Retirement

whats so great about iras

What’s So Great About IRAs?

IRA stands for Individual Retirement Arrangement. If you want to do more to invest for retirement than your employer-provided TSP, or you just want to do something different, you can […]

Retirement

am i ready to save for retirement

Am I Ready to Save for Retirement?

Investing for retirement is a wealth building strategy you should think about sooner rather than later. But it’s not something you should just jump into blindly. To be sure you […]

Major Purchases

are cool cars worth the cost

Are Cool Cars Worth the Cost?

Come on admit it. Just the look of some cars (or trucks) can get your blood pumping. They can even get some people to fork over huge amounts of money […]