Early retirement has become a popular financial goal. And well it should be. Even if you never retire early, just knowing that you can is liberating! And it may just be the strategy that frees you up to take on even bigger challenges in life. That can happen when you reach the point where you… Continue Reading–>
I’ll never forget the conference call I had with a client who was getting ready to retire from the company she had worked for 20 plus years. She had saved as much as life had allowed her to and most was invested in the stock of the company which employed her all that time. Almost… Listen Now–>
When it comes to getting ahead financially, finding a way to boost your income can be especially powerful. With more cash at your disposal, you can save more, invest more, and grow wealth on a grander scale. Sounds awesome, right? But, what about saving money? For many people, the thought of saving money makes them… Continue Reading–>
It’s fine to crunch numbers as a starting point for deciding how much retirement income you’ll need – and therefore the retirement savings you’ll need to produce it. But that’s just the first step. Projecting yourself now into living on that retirement income will tell you about how it will feel to live on it…. Listen Now–>
A 2016 study from LinkedIn showed that working professionals who graduated college between 2006 and 2010 have already switched jobs an average of 2.85 times. The same study shows that the number of companies most people work for 5 – 10 years after graduating has increased as well. It’s hard to say why people job hop more… Listen Now–>
Need more money but don’t have extra hours in your day? Good news: there’s a such thing as making money while you sleep, and I can help you start earning it today. I’ve put together a list of my best passive income ideas – legit ways to capitalize on your passions and strengths to earn extra income without investing time and energy.
When I was younger, it was virtually impossible to save extra money. That’s what I told myself, at least. Truth be told I had plenty of extra money to save I just chose to spend it instead. I know I’m not alone in this. It’s been reported over half of Americans don’t have at… Continue Reading–>
Long-term investing can yield big returns, but just because you don’t have decades to give doesn’t mean you can’t put your money to work. We cover the best short term investments that will protect your money and limit your risk, while still helping you reach your goals faster.
With all the talk about Roth IRAs it’s easy to forget about traditional IRAs, especially if they aren’t tax deductible. An Ask GFC reader has asked a question about this very topic: “I have contributed the maximum to my company 401K plan. Can I still contribute to an IRA (after tax money) – even though… Continue Reading–>
When I first read, Total Money Makeover, back in 2003, I was excited to find another personal finance expert that shared my recommendations regarding saving for retirement. One of Dave’s core tips regarding investing is, Get your free money first with your 401(k) match. After that, take advantage of the Roth IRA to get your… Listen Now–>
Sorting through life insurance policies can be frustrating and time-consuming. We’ve done the research for you and come up with a list of the top 10 best life insurance companies – so you can get back to enjoying life knowing your loved ones will be taken care of.
When I first started to invest, I could only afford a measly $50 per month. Granted, I was in college still and living on Ramen noodles but with a part-time job at the mall and an internship at our local investment firm, I finally started to understand the importance of investing. Over time that $50… Continue Reading–>