THE NEED FOR EMERGECNY SAVINGS – MORE IMPORTANT TODAY THAN EVER!

  Shortly after starting my career, I read most likely I would work for ten companies.  I thought that ridiculous and arrogantly laughed. My last employer was my 10th – NOT so funny anymore.  I was laid off four times during the course of my career. When I look back at the career “crisis” I faced, I realize we really use the word crisis too loosely.  On a scale of 1-10 my ...

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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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