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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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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