A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

Personal Finance

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

In retirement, taking it easy is becoming a lot harder to do. Take, for example, the most disconcerting finding of Allianz Life Insurance Company’s recently published Generations Apart Study. Nearly half of the 2,000 baby boomers (ages 49 to 67) and Generation Xers (ages 35 to 48) who were surveyed now regard credit cards as… Read More

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

Mortgages

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

The idea behind paying off a loan faster than scheduled is pretty simple: It saves you money. That’s a huge part of the reason Andrea Stewart and Jerimiah Honer decided to repay their 30-year mortgage in just seven years — by doing so, they saved more than $130,000 in interest. Now the couple has an… Read More

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

Personal Finance

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

Does this sound familiar? Every month you set a goal to save a small portion of your income, only to end up failing miserably. It would be nice if we could all save money in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, it’s a task that requires effort, discipline and — most importantly — some sort of income. If you’re… Read More

How to Create a Comprehensive Budget

Personal Finance

How to Create a Comprehensive Budget

How to Create a Comprehensive Budget

You may think you have a grasp on your financial health, and maybe you do. But when it comes to budgets, it’s a good idea to review and revamp regularly. It takes some responsibility and hard work, but creating a budget that accounts for all you spending and saving habits can really pay off. So… Read More

How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

Personal Finance

How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

You might have heard an absurd-sounding parable that often makes the rounds on personal finance blogs. This story is about two siblings who want to have a comfortable retirement — let’s make them sisters for this article’s purposes. The first sister starts saving in her 20s and manages to save $100,000 by the time she… Read More

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