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OnTrajectory, the ‘Google Maps’ of Financial Planning Answers the Question; Can I Retire Early?

OnTrajectory, the ‘Google Maps’ of Financial Planning Answers the Question; Can I Retire Early?

By in Guest Post, Retirement, Sponsored | 0 comments

Can I Retire Early? Get the Answer Big and even small regular expenses can sabotage a comfy retirement. Are you curious about how decisions about car purchases and lattes, might affect plans for retirement? Maybe you’ve never thought about the relationship between your new car and your retirement date. Can I Retire Early? OnTrajectory Shows If You’re On Track for Retirement What is OnTrajectory and How Can it Help Me? OnTrajectory.com is a “fin-tech” startup helping you map your current and future financial journey. This platform gives you vivid illustrations of your income, expenses, and investments. After inputting some...

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6 Steps to Avoid Outliving Your Money in Retirement

6 Steps to Avoid Outliving Your Money in Retirement

By in Debt, Guest Post, Retirement | 0 comments

Guest Contributor, Kostas Chiotis Don’t Outlive Your Retirement Money! Planning for retirement is one of the most important things you can do financially. It’s also one of those things that people tend to put off until retirement is right around the corner. But if you don’t have a solid plan in place, you risk outliving the money you set aside for retirement. Although, if you start today, it’s possible to avoid outliving your money. Make it a priority and your future self will thank you. So whether you are already retired, nearing retirement, or still have decades to go, this article...

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Should I Take a Tax Extension or Rush to File My Tax Forms?

Should I Take a Tax Extension or Rush to File My Tax Forms?

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Should You Take a Tax Extension or Not? I’ve taken a tax extension for our personal taxes and business taxes for several years. I’m not normally a procrastinator. Actually, I usually beat my work deadlines. So what’s up with the tax extension? Should I take a tax extension? Here’s my situation, each year we have at least 4-5 returns to oversee. Some I do on my own, others I pass on to our accountant. But even if you hire an accountant, it’s almost as difficult as completing the taxes on your own with a tax preparation program, if you have a...

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How Long Until I’m Wealthy?

How Long Until I’m Wealthy?

By in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Bond, Investing, Stocks, Wealth | 20 comments

“Cash confiscates capital. Long term, after taxes and inflation, the return on cash is negative.” Catherine Keating Since my mid-20’s, I made financial net worth goals for our family. I’d calculate our current net worth, add additional savings, and punch in an expected rate of return over the period, usually five to ten years. Occasionally, I go back and review prior goals. No matter what the market, over the long term we have met or surpassed the objectives. Set financial goals, make a few minor lifestyle changes and you may be surprised that you can become wealthy without a...

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Pros and Cons of REIT Investments-How to Build Real Estate Wealth

Pros and Cons of REIT Investments-How to Build Real Estate Wealth

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Mutual Funds, Real Estate | 16 comments

REIT Pros & Cons  Learn how to invest in real estate funds without much cash. Discover whether adding real estate to your investments is right for you in this 2nd part of the Real Estate Investing Series.  Part 1 of this Real Estate Investing Series-“Being a Landlord Sucks-Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate” – detailed 26 Steps to Buying and Managing Rental Real Estate. Part 2, “Pros and Cons of REIT Investments – How to Build Real Estate Wealth” – is for those of you who want exposure to real estate investing but don’t have tens of thousands of...

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