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Want to Retire Early? You Need to Cut Expenses Now

It seems that many people under the age of 50 are planning for (or at least dreaming of) early retirement. Making that happen, though, requires a concerted effort. You’ll need to save an outsized percentage of your income, and invest it consistently. You’ll also have to cut your living expenses, and probably by a lot. […]

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We All Buy Groceries — Here are the Cards That Will Earn You the Most Cash Back

We all have to eat. When it comes to things people buy most often, food has to be at the top of the list. So, it should come as no surprise that many credit cards offer incentives for grocery purchases, most in the form of cash back rewards. We researched the offers and assembled a […]

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Think Retiring Early is Just for the Wealthy? Think Again

Early retirement. It’s something I thought and dreamt about for years, long before I even believed it was actually possible for a normal working couple.  There were several self-limiting beliefs: I assumed early retirement required extreme wealth. I thought people who retired in their 30’s and 40’s did it by taking major risks, inheriting wealth, […]

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What Style of Resume Is Right For You?

There are few things quite as depressing as staring at a blank page. But when it comes to writing a resume, this is exactly what many of us end up doing. It’s hardly surprising. A resume has got to convey meaning, facts, and personality, boiling down the essence of a working lifetime into just one […]

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How to Maximize Your College Financial Aid Opportunities

When it comes to saving for college, many of us focus on a dollar amount. And it is good to have a goal, whether monthly, annually, or over a lifetime, for saving for your child’s college education. But what many of us don’t consider are strategies for maximizing financial aid for our children when they […]

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The Best Rental Car Rewards Programs and How They’ll Save You Cash

Summer is here! As you prepare for your summer vacation, chances are you’ll need a rental car at one time or another. For those who travel often for work, you find yourself constantly needing a vehicle to get around. You have a rewards number for your favorite airline. Why don’t you have one for your […]

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When and How to Get a Business Credit Card

When you started your side hustle, a credit card for your business was probably the last thing on your mind. You wanted to earn some extra money doing something you love. Now that the side hustle has started to make some money, you find yourself incurring some expenses. It’s at this point that getting a […]

What BREXIT Means for Long Term Investors–Nothing

Yesterday Britain voted to leave the European Union. Called BREXIT, the vote sent stock markets into turmoil. As of this writing, markets are down as much as nearly 8%: FTSE 100 (London): -4.24% NIKKEI (Japan): -7.92% DAX (Germany): -7.22% HANG SENG (Hong Kong): -2.95% The U.S. futures are also lower, with the DOW down nearly […]

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“The Simple Path to Wealth” Makes Acquiring Financial Freedom Look Easy

JL Collins recently released his first book, The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life. Collins is not yet a household name for most people. However, if you start reading blogs among the early retirement community, you cannot help but learn about the man. He has been […]

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10 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Imagine you’ve just landed an interview for a dream job. You probably feel as though you’re at the peak of a roller coaster, peering over the edge. The hard work of finding openings and chugging through applications is done. But before you know it, the car is going to lurch forward and take you with […]

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5% Cash Back Credit Cards

One of the highest cash back percentage you’ll find anywhere is five percent on select categories that change every three months. There are two major credit cards that offer 5% cash back: the Discover it® Card and the Chase Freedom® Visa. These rotating categories are one of the reasons each of these cards made our list of the best […]

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