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How Much Is Your Job Costing You?

07.09.2014
How Much Is Your Job Costing You?

The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll bring a refreshing point of view for us.  Earlier this week, I read an article that really gave me a lot to think about. The piece, Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed  hit on so many points that I’ve been feeling, but could never quite put my finger on. The post discusses a long-term traveler’s return to the working world, in the typical 40-hour workweek. He starts to notice that his spending increases, quite significantly, and that he was […]

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Living In The Sandwich Generation

02.24.2014
Living In The Sandwich Generation

Today’s article is brought to you by Cindy, our main writer at Midlife Finance. I’m still busy trying to deal with a rental condo, but it should be done this week. I hope you enjoy Cindy’s perspective. “I crawled through the cemetery. In the snow,” said our seventy-something Mama. She’d stopped to put a rose on my dad’s grave (gone five years now), slipped on a flat tombstone, and lost her footing. It took her a half-hour to push herself back up through the elbow-deep snow and crawl back to the open door of the van. Fortunately, she managed to […]

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The Pros and Cons of Working Less

09.16.2013
The Pros and Cons of Working Less - Would you work less for less pay?

Would you work less if you could handle it financially? According to the latest State of Engagement Survey from Gallup, 70% of workers don’t like their job. I’d guess that more than 70% of us wouldn’t mind spending less time at the office. However, middle income households usually do not have this option because they need all of their paychecks to pay the bills. If you asked me 10 years ago, I would never have considered working fewer hours for less money. I like money and I thought I liked to keep busy with a job. However, things changed and […]

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Do I Really Need Life Insurance?

05.31.2013
Do I really need life insurance?

One of my 2013 goals was to get life insurance. I had a pretty hefty life insurance policy with my old employer, but now that I’m self employed, I don’t have any life insurance coverage at all. However, my situation is a bit unique and I’m not sure if I really need life insurance. That’s why I have been procrastinating. I really need to deal with this before I turn 40 though. Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents and Life Insurance By Jeff is going to help me figure out if I need life insurance and how much. I have been primarily looking at term life insurance. […]

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