Planning for Financial Independence

The Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE) concept has been gaining a lot of traction lately and we’re huge advocates of the movement. What would you do if you didn’t need to work for a living and could choose an[…]

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An Overview of Personal Capital’s Free Financial Tools

**** SPECIAL PROMOTION: Sign up for a free Personal Capital account and receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card when you link one eligible investment account. Must click link through above. **** It’s no secret that if you want to take control of[…]

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Setting Financial Priorities

Once you’ve achieved a solid financial foundation and are committed to a lifestyle of living below your means, you’ll have extra money available each month to fund your financial priorities and build long-term wealth. The question becomes where should you be focusing that surplus of[…]

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8 Ways to Save Money while Shopping Online

Once you have a budget established, start taking small (and large!) steps to cut down unnecessary expenses. Today’s money saving edition: Online Shopping. If you already do a lot of shopping online, it’s time to re-evaluate and see how many[…]

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Five Tenets for Achieving Financial Security

Financial Security. We all need it. Whether you are trying to break away from the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck or focusing on building long-term wealth, there are a few key steps that will allow you to achieve a solid financial[…]

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The Importance of an Emergency Fund

Financial stability is about more than just the money. It’s about peace of mind and knowing that if an unexpected event occurs, you are prepared to handle it. A study in December 2015 showed that 63% of Americans do not have enough[…]

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Where Does the Money Go? Time to Create a Budget!

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” ~Benjamin Franklin Creating your first budget can definitely seem overwhelming, but if you’re looking to get ahead financially, it’s a must have. There is no compromising on this[…]

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The First Step to Financial Independence: Know Your Net Worth

Financial independence is something that many of us secretly (or not so secretly!) long for, but have no idea where to even start. Unfortunately, unless you’re a trust fund baby, the recipient of a massive inheritance or a really lucky[…]

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