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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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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“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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This Group of People Is Most Likely to Retire Broke

This Group of People Is Most Likely to Retire Broke https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/05/23/this-group-of-people-is-most-likely-to-retire-brok.aspx If you refuse to attempt to save for retirement, it is 100% guaranteed you will retire broke! Unfortunately those people earning <$50,000, include a large percentage of women and minorities. You CANNOT keep singing the Woe Is Me, ballad! Keep reading this post to learn the action you can take starting TODAY! EXERPT FROM ARTICLE “Approximately 60% of workers who earn less than ...

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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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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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