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Saving is income not spent or deferred consumption. Saving involves reducing expenditures such as recurring costs in terms of personal finance. It is the first step to achieve your financial goal. It may be to purchase a car, a down payment for your first home, vacation, or retirement. If you are like most people, life gets in the way of saving for retirement. Make saving a priority and find money to save! Read More…

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Happy Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to remember the people who died while serving in the armed forces. It is observed every year on the last Monday in May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the soldiers who died during the war. It was a time to place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Read More…

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Post image for Retirement, Planning the Emotional Side

Retirement planning is more than your financial needs! I retired (achieved financial independence) about thirty-eight (38) years ago and understand this better than most people. I am just two (2) years away from retiring again and thinking about what I will do in retirement. There are a lot of things that come to mind, but enough about me. What are you going to do in retirement? Read More…

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Post image for Why Get a College Degree?

Why get a college degree?  You would expect a high return on investment (ROI), if you attended Harvard, Yale or MIT. Even if you received a degree from a no name university.  A lot of families are thinking about this question, whether you are a high school senior or just graduated.   Finding a job in this economy is tough and paying off student loans are tougher without a job.   Is college worth it? Read More…

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Post image for What Is the Best Career for You?

The best career is when you match your skills and interests. You could look for careers that have high growth such computer technology, healthcare, biotechnology, fire or police. After all, they are high paying and there is more opportunity for promotion. It sounds great, but if you are not interested and do not have the skills you will not be a good candidate. Success is performing your job well!  Read More…

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Post image for Have You Ever Thought of Politics as a Career?

Have you ever thought of politics as a career? There are a lot of jobs that pay well with excellent health benefits and other perks. Similar to many public service careers, you have a lot of time off too. Many of the high profile careers are elected positions, but not all. Every city, county and state also has similar positions to run their government. Are you interested?

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Would you change to make millions? Saving for your retirement can be impossible unless you know what to do.  Putting money into a 401K is a no brainer, but where do you find the money? Small changes in your spending can achieve $1-2,000,000 over your lifetime. You can start today! Read More…

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Never make Excuses!

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Excuses avoids responsibility! When you fail, do you make excuses?  Do you take responsibility for your actions or blame others?  What is your excuse for poor performance?  Excuses keep you from looking at the real problem!  Excuses will make you give up!  Do you start out with good intentions and tolerate poor results? No one ever excused his way to success. (Dave Del Dotto) Why? Read More…

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Post image for What You Can Learn from Kids

I love to watch kids play!  They are so willing to take chances and push boundaries.  It is fascinating to watch how they seem to discover a toy or something for the first time.  Have you ever watched a child interact with a dog?  They will pet the dog and laugh.  Then it goes further until the dog signals he/she has had enough.  Children are naturally curious! Read More…

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Post image for What’s your Retirement IQ?

What is your retirement IQ? IQ is short for intelligence quotient! IQ testing was popular for many years because it was a way of assessing your intelligence and potential. Unfortunately, it also measured parental social status. It was used as a predictor of educational achievement, job performance, income and special needs. Saving for retirement does not take a high IQ or even much money. How is your retirement IQ? Read More…

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