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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ALL THE REASONS YOUR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING IS TERRIFYING! ———TIME TO FIX IT!

FINANCIAL LITERACY   Read:  FINANCIAL LITERACY IS JUST NOT THAT COMPLICATED – TRUST ME! Click below link https://wealthbuildingpowers.com/2019/04/01/financial-literacy-is-just-not-that-complicated-trust-me/Reduce spending to live within your means. BUDGETING Read: Do You Want or Need a Cadillac? Click below link HTTPS://wealthbuildingpowers.com/2018/01/23/DO-YOU-WANT-OR-NEED-A-CADILLAC/ Calculate how and what you spend your money on now and then figure out how to put more of YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO WORK - WHILE YOU SLEEP!  Track your spending and see where your money is actually going because you will see opportunities to ...

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FINANCIAL LITERACY IS JUST NOT THAT COMPLICATED – TRUST ME!

It is estimated the lack of financial literacy, cost Americans ~ $300 billion in 2018, or three Bill Gates’ fortunes. While financial literacy is not rocket science, 63% of Americans are considered "financially illiterate."  People who are financially illiterate have difficulty applying financial decision-making skills to every day real-life situations.  SO WHAT EXACTLY IS FINANCIAL LITERACY? Financial literacy is understanding all aspects of money, such as: taxes, savings, paying bills, retirement, budgeting, paying for ...

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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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PART 2: DISABILITY INSURANCE RESTRICTIONS AND HOW MUCH $$$ INSURANCE IS NEEDED {CONTINUED FROM: PART 1: INSURANCE SHOULD BE NO MORE OF AN OPTION THAN EMPLOYMENT!}

If I could have one ”do over” insurance decision, I would have purchased personal/private short and long-term disability insurance, in my 20’s.  Recently I became one of the 40% of Americans with a chronic illness and applied for short and long term disability insurance. I discovered several loopholes and “20-foot concrete, steel-reinforced walls/barriers”, depending solely on and Employer Sponsored Disability Insurance Policy!  RISK FACTORS Majority of you face the strong likelihood you will work for several ...

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