SHOULD YOU PAY OFF DEBT OR SAVE AND INVEST?

      RULE # 1:   If your debt interest rate is higher than your targeted investment return, than prioritize paying off debt.  Place your money where it does the most good. https://wealthbuildingpowers.com/2018/04/05/four-steps-to-achieve-financial-freedom-by-becoming-debt-free/ If you want to invest in the S&P 500 ETF, which averages about eight to ten percent annual returns you should prioritize paying off HIGH INTEREST credit card debt which can be as high as ~30%. The good news, student loan interest ...

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YOUR BIGGEST RISK TODAY – A LONG LIFE!

A large percentage of today’s retirees are facing a “longevity crisis” and outliving their savings. Some of my friends are facing this very real crisis. One spent the bulk of his 401K on his three kids’ college education. Because he loves his children. Two have small pensions and are financially struggling. Another is afraid he cannot afford to retire. When you add in the risk of catastrophe illness, their risk ...

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NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR 401K WHEN RETIRING? SOME OPTIONS

Congratulations on accumulating a YUGEEE portion of your retirement money in a 401-K! As you approach retirement you need to decide what to do with YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY, currently sitting in one or more 401K Plans. This is a nice problem to have!  SOME OPTIONS FOR AFTER RETIREMENT Keep your money in your 401-K Plan(s).Roll into an IRA or a ROTH IRA and convert to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), to lower fees.There ...

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CREATE WEALTH BY PAYING YOURSELF FIRST

BUILDING WEALTH BY PAYING YOURSELF FIRST I am an engineer/geek and I never liked traditional budgets. Instead I save money and grow my wealth by ALWAYS PAYING MYSELF FIRST!  I am my most important debit.  BUDGETS – YAWN BUDGETS Raise your hand if you love budgeting at home or work.  That’s what I thought! Budgets sound great in theory but how many people do you know who have stuck with their budget.In a world where majority of us ...

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