Category: Saving and Investing

Is a Self-Directed IRA Right for Me?

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. If you’ve ever felt trapped by the investment choices in your 401(k)… if you want to invest your retirement savings in something other than the standards (stocks and bonds)… a self-directed IRA might be right...

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Ladies, We Need to Save More for Retirement

Overcome Anti-Woman Retirement Obstacles to Fully Fund Your Future Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. It’s harder for women to save money for retirement – that’s just a fact. And that can leave many of us in a dicey situation when we’re...

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How to Set SMART Money Goals and Get Everything You Want

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. You want to save money, but how? When you’re a single mom on a tight budget, saving for anything can feel impossible. The key to successful saving plans is setting SMART goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic...

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6 Things You Can Do to Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

Recessions happen – they’re unavoidable. In fact, they’re a normal part of the economic cycle, just a fact of life. Unfortunately, these economic dips usually send investors into panic mode, racing to get out of the markets before their portfolios hit rock bottom … and that can be a huge financial mistake. Recessions don’t have...

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7 Reasons to NEVER Borrow from Your 401(k)

You’re sitting on a pile of cash… and you really need that money now. You’re struggling with debt, having a hard time making ends meet, and that 401(k) money is just sitting there, locked away for the next 20 (or 30 or 40) years. At first glance, it makes sense to tap into that stash...

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Quick Guide: How to Open a SEP-IRA in 4 Easy Steps

UPDATED FOR 2019 If you’re self-employed, have no employees, and are looking for a place to stash a lot of retirement cash without a lot of hassle, look no further than the SEP-IRA. This amped up retirement savings plan works well for freelancers and side-giggers. (If you have employees, it’s still a good plan, just...

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