What is the Right Amount to Save for Retirement?

There are plenty of calculators out there so I won’t bother with that, but the question to how much you need to save for retirement needs to be in your thought process. Saving for retirement is difficult when it matters most. Many people reading this are in there 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The earlier you start to save the more you benefit from compounding interest. If you start saving around five thousand dollars a year and put it into an index fund returning about 8% in your early twenties, you will...
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The Self-Directed 401k and its Essential Factors

Goodbye to the conventional thinking of our elders that one employment must last forever, which is basically not true at all! Who doesn’t want to enjoy the security of tenure, right? But things don’t easily fall into their right places. In fact, it is a tedious task to locate a generous employer who will feed you with the benefits that you crave for. Nevertheless, it is but common for the workers to shift into other fields, do job hopping, move out of one company and transfer to another, relocat...
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Top Myths of Social Security

Social Security is a real problem and we need to fix it and that involves pain" says Jeffrey Brown. Brown, an assistant professor of finance at the University of Illinois College of Commerce and Business Administration, says Republicans and Democrats are both guilty of exaggeration when debating Social Security reform and American citizens are and will pay the price for the myth building. (more…)
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