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What is your Personal Savings Rate? (reader poll)
Tue, 08/30/11 | 30 Comments
What is your Personal Savings Rate? (reader poll)

The average U.S. personal saving rate (as a percentage of income) over the last few years has hovered around 5%. But what goes in to the BEA‘s (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) personal savings rate …

What is Net Worth?
Mon, 07/11/11 | 11 Comments
What is Net Worth?

The term “net worth” gets thrown around a lot as an essential financial value that you should pay attention to.
Indeed, it is a metric that you should have a vague knowledge of. But probably not …

At What Age do you Plan on Being Partially & Fully Retired?
Tue, 06/14/11 | 18 Comments
At What Age do you Plan on Being Partially & Fully Retired?

I wanted to gauge how all of you fine young professionals were feeling about retirement age.
Not the pie-in-the-sky estimate. I’m talking about when you REALLY think you’ll be able to retire (for reference, the average …

Traditional Retirement is DEAD! Now What?
Wed, 06/1/11 | 16 Comments
Traditional Retirement is DEAD! Now What?

It used to be that retirement was an attainable vision for just about everyone in the U-S-of-A.
Definition of Retirement: sit around the home, read the paper, play some golf, drive around town in a Cadillac, …

3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours
Mon, 11/22/10 | 8 Comments
3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours

The Rat Race
You work more hours, you make more money. Sometimes more money than you’ll ever need. Without purpose. That is the rat race.
Whether you garner an hourly wage and see a direct monetary impact …

The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!
Mon, 02/15/10 | 18 Comments
The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!

Fantasizing about retirement is a favorite past-time for just about anyone who has ever held a 9-to-5. But that dream of what lies ahead is starting to look a whole lot different these days.
How I …


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