FREE WEALTH BUILDING GPS – REQUIRED NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE!

  I admit my wife has a MUCH better sense of direction than I.   My apologies for embarrassing all husbands. When Garmin came out with a GPS, I immediately purchased one and I fell in love. You put in your destination and the computer figures out the best route.  You specify scenic, fastest route. interstate or few tolls, etc.  We can tailor our journeys while all arriving at OUR destination.  A wealth ...

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THE “RULE OF 72” – YES YOU NEED IT!

        Have you heard of the “Rule of 72”?  This simple rule helps your HARD-EARNED MONEY grow!  The “Rule of 72” approximates how many years it will take for your money to double, given a fixed rate of return.  The formula: {72 / interest rate = Number years to double}. How long do you believe it will take to double your money if placed in a typical U. S. savings account?   ...

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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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Education secretary says students should have additional educational and career pathways

DeVos Makes Case for Alternatives to 4-Year College I have written on the unsustainable cost of college previously. This post shares a recent Wall Street Journal Article on the topic. Ms. DeVos nails it when she discusses the lack of financial literacy. Both students AND PARENTS must become more financially literate. Enabling better decision-making and avoiding a life time of UNNECESSARY DEBT. The cost of college is unaffordable for average American ...

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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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SO YOU GOT A HUGE TAX REFUND – NOW WHAT?

Approximately 76 million or 44 percent of Americans paid ZERO federal income tax in 2018.  For the rest of us, about 70% will get a refund. Keep in mind because your tax bracket was most likely decreased for 2018, your refund will be smaller than 2017’s refund.   WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR REFUND- TO GROW YOUR NET-WORTH PAY OFF HIGH INTEREST DEBT If you have credit card debt, this may be a perfect use for your tax ...

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WEALTH BUILDING POWERS – ACTION PLAN

From my life lessons and LOTS of reading and studying, I built the below actions designed to build YOUR Sustainable Wealth. In 2018, I started drafting blog articles that outlined below actions in greater detail. As you think about what you need to create SUSTAINABLE (LIFETIME) WEALTH, let me know if I missed any major strategies or actions you would include. {Please scroll to the end of this blog and write your ...

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2019’s YEAR END BLOG – HAPPY HOLIDAYS

I started publishing Wealth Building Powers blog when I was suddenly sidelined from my professional career for health reasons. I worked in a field that strives to protect the lives and health of employees and the neighbors in the surrounding communities. I enjoyed my field and miss it as I made a difference by sending employees home safely at the end of their shifts and the end of their work ...

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DO YOU LOVE YOUR ADULT KIDS? IF YES – HELP THEM TO A STRONG FINANCIAL START IN LIFE!

My Dad and Mom, helped prepare me to become successful. As a father, I have that same responsibility to help my daughter succeed. I constantly read how the majority of Americans live check to check. I have been laid off too many times to live check-to-check! My parents taught me the value of budgeting, living beneath my means, growing my emergency savings, etc and I survived ...

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EASY LIFE HACK FOR REMARKABLE RESULTS (INCREASE YOUR EARNINGS BY A FACTOR OF 10!)

Did you write your 2018 goals down? Can you find them? Some of you are thinking what’s the big deal! Let’s look at a small case study to see why it is a BIG deal. “Mark McCormack the author of "What they don't teach you at Harvard Business School" conducted a study on Harvard Business School MBA program, 1979 batch. The students were asked a simple question ...

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