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Thursday Hits: Retirement or College Fund & Going to Extreme Lengths to Avoid the Baggage Fee

Should You Start a College Fund or Focus On Your Own Retirement? “So if you’re presently confronted with the decision to regularly...

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Monday Hits: Living on $1,500 in NYC & IRS Audits

Today’s Features My Taxes Are a Little Creative, What Are the Chances of Being Audited? “Now that I’ve raised your heart rate, allow me to lower it again. You will almost certainly never be audited. Approximately 245,000,000 people file income taxes in America every year. In 2017, the...

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Friday Hits: Creating Intergenerational Wealth & Connecting the Dots

Today’s Features How to Create Intergenerational Wealth “You aren’t going to build wealth overnight in the stock market. Warren Buffett has averaged returns of around 20% a year over his investing career. You aren’t going to average 200% or 400% returns a year. You are not 20x or...

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Thursday Hits: The Five Legged Retirement; Housing and Recessions

Today’s Features 3-Legged Retirement Stool? I’ll Take The 5-Legged Retirement Platform “I follow so much personal finance content, you guys. And what I’ve found is that a lot of personal finance followers, especially in Facebook groups and Reddit, tend to think of their retirement...

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Wednesday’s Hits: Condo vs House & Middle Income in Each State

Condo vs House: Which is a Better Investment in 2019 “It’s so often repeated that single-family homes (SFH) appreciate faster than condos that it’s taken for gospel. But that’s not the story the numbers tell lately.“   The Goal Snowball: How Setting Mini-Goals Can Help...

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Tuesday’s Hits: Turnkey Real Estate Investing

Today’s Features Five Tips for Weeding Out Bad Turnkey Companies “All you have to do is purchase it and start collecting rent each month. Easy, right? Not so fast. Since turnkey companies make money from selling and managing properties, they have an incentive to push volume over...

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Monday Hits: From 33¢ Pasta to $100k in Savings

Today’s Features From Putting 33¢ Pasta on Credit to $100k in Savings “Writing this post has been the first time I’ve gone back and looked at those old records and really thought about how I got to $100,000 saved. There’s more to say about the how, but I want to sit on it a little...

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10 Lessons I Learned by Losing Money on My First Home

By: Marc | Vital Dollar Many of us grew up hearing that owning a home is a great investment and renting is just like throwing money away. Because I heard that a lot, I never really questioned it or took the time to look at the numbers for myself. Owning a home just seemed like …...

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How to choose an early retirement simulation tool like a boss

By: Feeding Our Fire Retirement planning is really a risk analysis exercise trying to predict the future. In planning for retirement, we are faced with uncertainty, ambiguity, and variability in what the future will bring, and we can’t accurately predict the future. There are many different...

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Friday Hits: Home Insurance 101

Today’s Features Home Insurance 101 (From Someone Who Lost His Home) “When I bought my home 11 months before the Tubb’s Fire, I trusted my insurance agent to get me the policy I needed. I received the Declaration page, looked at the amounts, and signed. It seemed like a good deal, but...