WANT TO TEST YOUR FINANCIAL LITERACY?

Can you answer these six basic financial questions? Most people answer only two questions correctly. Let's see how well you do. Basic Financial Literacy Questions These six questions on credit history, net worth, interest rates and student loans were developed by Annamaria Lusardi, Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at The George Washington University. They were included as part of a survey conducted by education company, EVERFI, which found in prior research ...

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“I PITY THE FOOL” WITH THESE KIND OF FINANCIAL TROUBLES!

IDENTIFY THE CAUSES OF PROBLEMS AND FIND SOLUTIONS This is an age test.  Who remembers Mr. T.?  There was a brief spell where I dressed and looked like him! But all that gold was slowing me down! Thank you for reading Wealth-Building-Powers Blog. I am grateful for all 5 MILLION of you!   {Ok maybe a wee bit fewer than 5 Million} WHY OUT OF THE BLUE I STARTED WRITING AN INVESTMENT AND WEALTH BLOG There is a ...

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This Group of People Is Most Likely to Retire Broke

This Group of People Is Most Likely to Retire Broke https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/05/23/this-group-of-people-is-most-likely-to-retire-brok.aspx If you refuse to attempt to save for retirement, it is 100% guaranteed you will retire broke! Unfortunately those people earning <$50,000, include a large percentage of women and minorities. You CANNOT keep singing the Woe Is Me, ballad! Keep reading this post to learn the action you can take starting TODAY! EXERPT FROM ARTICLE “Approximately 60% of workers who earn less than ...

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NOTHING YOU WILL DO IN YOUR LIFETIME REALISTICALLY, WILL WASTE MORE MONEY THAN BUYING A NEW CAR!

NEW CARS VERSUS A HUGE JUMP IN YOUR NET-WORTH I often hear or read similar below comments: I have $80,000 in college loans that are killing me. Backbreaking DEBT! I cannot afford to contribute to my 401K.I will never be able to retire.Life is unfair!I just purchased a brand new Porsche! 718 Cayman Porsche - Is It Worth It? Wait one minute - did you just say, you owe $80,000 in college loans; contribute $0 ...

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PETER LYNCH MADE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MILLIONAIRES – EVER HEARD OF HIM?

THE BATTLE - PETER LYNCH VERSUS WARREN BUFFETT Years ago my friend Wendell Williams, told me I should invest in the Fidelity Magellan Mutual Fund. I had one problem; I did not know what a mutual fund was.  Had never heard of Fidelity Investments.  And was clueless how to open an investment account.  Maybe I had several problems!  But it was this suggestion that started my long-term investment journey and a path to becoming financially literate.  I ...

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PURDUE GOING ON EIGHT YEARS WITHOUT A TUITION INCREASE- PROVING IT IS ACHIEVABLE

https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_4e72cfe6-33b5-11e9-b20b-f32cccc069cf.html Purdue University President Achieves Fiscal Responsibility The freeze continues — Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced Monday that the 2012 tuition freeze will continue for the eighth consecutive year. In addition to the freeze, all West Lafayette campus staff with an income of $75,000 or less that have been employed as of Dec. 31 will receive a $500 appreciation payment this spring.   The tuition freeze means that six graduating classes have now gone ...

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HOW COLLEGES FOOL YOU INTO OVERPAYING FOR UNDER PERFORMANCE

For the past ten years, inflation has averaged less than two percent with two exceptions:  Health Care (~six percent) and College Tuition (~eight percent).  An eight percent college inflation rate means the cost of college doubles every nine years. Think of it this way, if your 18-year-old daughter enters a State University in 2019, you/she will pay over $100,000.  If nine years later your nine-year-old son decides to attend college, you/he will pay ...

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