Archive For August 18, 2016

How to plug the holes in your financial bucket

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How to plug the holes in your financial bucket

  As discussed in a previous post, one of the quickest ways to build a financial portfolio that will carry you (and your loved ones) into a successful future is to cut some of the expenses that add little to no value to your life. Some things, such as rent and insurance, are required (though…

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What business do banks have in whole life insurance?

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What business do banks have in whole life insurance?

First, a disclaimer: What follows is a regular guy’s very general interpretation of some pretty complex federal financial regulations. Take it with a grain of salt, and if it interests you further, do your own research or talk to an expert, which I am not. I’m just a guy who’s spent a boatload of time in…

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Passive income: the not-so-secret secret to financial freedom

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Passive income: the not-so-secret secret to financial freedom

We’ve all heard the stories: people win the lottery and are broke five years later, famous athletes and musicians file for bankruptcy; and the concept of “high-income poor people.” The fact is, many middle-class Americans are woefully unprepared for their golden years, though they may lead a relatively well-off lifestyle. When we begin our financial livelihood (usually as teenagers),…

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