Category Archives: Money

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid Making in Front of Your Kids

Can you remember how your parents talked about money when you were a kid? Or, maybe you can’t remember because money was a topic that wasn’t discussed. The way we think about money in adulthood is largely connected to how our parents talked about and dealt with money when we were kids. Just as you…

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Why We’ll Miss John Bogle — and His Wealth of Investing Wisdom

Anyone who has reaped the benefits of an index mutual fund owes a debt of gratitude to John Bogle. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, died Wednesday at age 89. Even if you’ve never heard his name, if you have a 401(k) or an IRA, you may have profited from his life’s work. His pioneering…

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What Are The Best Ways For Keeping My Family Safe From Identity Theft?

Thanks to data breach after data breach, online security and identity theft are at the forefront of most adults’ minds. Most of us work pretty hard to keep ourselves safe online. We log out of public computers after using them. We create different usernames. And we change our passwords regularly. We even resist the urge…

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How to Successfully Borrow from Family and Friends to Buy a House (Including the Dos and Don’ts)

A house is a great investment whichever way you look at it. Owning a house means you don’t have to pay rent anymore. Similarly, when you are done paying the mortgage, the house becomes your property, and you can do whatever you want with it. The only hindrance to becoming a house owner is getting…

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Is Joining A Warehouse Club Worth the Money?

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The No-Cash Envelope System That Works

I am a strong believer in the cash envelope system. It works great for our family. But I also know that is not the case for everyone.  You may not want to use cash but love the envelope system concept.  Fortunately, there is a program you can use that marries your desire to use plastic…

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The Average 401(k) Balance by Age

It’s fun to rubberneck at 401(k) balance averages, but they won’t tell you much about your own retirement readiness. A record number of 401(k) holders at Fidelity Investments hit millionaire status in 2018. Not one of them? You’re in very good company: A seven-figure 401(k) balance is the exception, not the rule. In fact, the…

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