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Is Betterment or Vanguard Better for Your Money?

I recently received an email from a reader name Shameer. His message prompted a great question, which I wanted to share with you all: “Would you suggest having my SEP IRA at Betterment or Vanguard? It’s new, I have no money in there now. But I wanna choose and be done with it. I’m listening […]

A Guide to Publishing Content for Your Online Business

Hello, again! Glad to see you back for the 5th installment of our How to Run an Online Business series. Last week we talked about Launching Your WordPress Site and the week before, Picking Your Domain Name. Today, we will be covering Content. So, you wanted to start a profitable blog. You’ve followed along with […]

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Will Checking Your Score More Often Actually Improve Your Credit?

Common wisdom is that if you want to improve your credit, you should first have an idea of where you stand. You need to know what your current credit score is and what you can do to improve it before you can take steps in the right direction. But one recent Discover survey revealed some […]


3 Lessons You’ll Find in the Four Percent Rule

If you’ve spent any time on retirement planning, you’ve probably heard mention of the 4% rule. It was developed to help determine how much money retirees could safely take from retirement accounts annually, without depleting their funds. Summarizing the rule quickly, you can withdraw 4% of your portfolio on day 1 of your retirement. You […]


For Sale By Owner: How to Make Sure It’s a Success

We received an email from a reader named Jeff about the benefits and saving as a result of buying or selling your home without a realtor: “I’d like hear a podcast on buying/selling your home without a realtor or w/realtor at a reduced rate. There’s certainly an hour’s worth of content here to be discussed…and […]


How to Back Up Your Important Files with VeraCrypt and iDrive

In this digital age, how strongly do you rely on technology to keep your personal files safe? Now, imagine that the computer holding all of your important financial documents was stolen, destroyed in a fire, or fried after your child spills water on the desk? Are you confident that your sensitive files are secured and […]


What It Takes to Run An Online Business (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of 10 in our newest series, How to Start Your Own Online Business. One of the questions I receive most regularly is,”How do you make money online?” After all, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to work for themselves, on their own time? And the freedom to work anywhere you can find […]

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Early Retirement and Paying for Kids’ College: Are They Compatible?

Prioritization is the keystone of any successful financial plan. This is especially true with retirement planning, and even more so with early retirement. So, what happens if you would like to retire early, but have children slated to start college right around the same time? How do you prioritize both saving for your retirement AND […]

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Everything You Need to Know About FICO’s Auto Score 9XT

When you think of your credit score, what do you think about first? If you’re like most consumers, you probably think of just one single number. That number changes over time, but it’s still just one credit score, right? Except when you’re talking about the FICO® Auto Score9 XT. The fact is that your credit […]

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These 4 Apps Will Make Sending Money Simple

When is the last time you went out to a restaurant with a group of friends or colleagues, and everyone at the table pulled out cash to settle their part of the bill? If you are like most people, you’d be hard pressed to answer that question. (And if you’re under 30, the answer might […]

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How One Bank is Changing the Way You Get a Mortgage

If you have ever applied for — or successfully taken on — a mortgage, you can easily appreciate the complicated nature of the process. There is a host of causes, but Bank of America is trying to ease the process. Their new Home Loan Navigator is making things simpler for all by putting more of […]

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