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5 Reasons Why I Love My 401k

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I love my 401k! If your employer offers a 401k plan, don’t hesitate to take advantage of it. Actually, I like the 401k so much that I think it should be the first investment anyone makes. I started contributing to my 401k in 1996 when I got my first full time job right out of [...]

Are you paying too much to invest?

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This post is part of the#DRAFTISCOMING campaign with support from DRAFT, in partnership with Kasai Media. Draft app’s core mission is to use crowdsource data to help you understand your portfolio and compare it, in aspects like performance and expenses, with others. I’m a believer in stock market investing. I have been an investor for almost 20 years [...]

Building Our Dividend Snowball

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Most readers are probably familiar with the “debt snowball” method of paying off debt. Financial guru Dave Ramsey is an advocate of the system and you probably seen it at some point if you’re trying to pay off debts. Here is a quick recap. List all your debt starting with smallest to largest. Make the [...]

Can you handle a 30% stock market crash?

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Life has been pretty busy this summer. We took a short trip to visit friends and family in California last month. We are back now, but life is still hectic because there are so many fun things to do in the summer. This year is busier than ever because RB40jr is also taking swimming lessons [...]