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Inheritance? Forget it. 5 Reasons why Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances
Tue, 09/20/11 | 5 Comments
Inheritance? Forget it. 5 Reasons why Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances

Nobody wishes to see their loved ones die so that they can reap a windfall. And because nobody wants to be associated with even having those ‘what if’ thoughts, very few topics are as taboo …

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 …

Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement? Help a Reader!
Wed, 06/22/11 | 36 Comments
Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement? Help a Reader!

Finally reaching the point where you have positive cash flow to be able to choose to pay off your debt or invest is never a bad thing.
But it often creates some tough decisions for people.
When …

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, …

Roth 401K Basics
Mon, 05/23/11 | 36 Comments
Roth 401K Basics

The invest in a Roth IRA or 401K post from last week triggered a number of questions from readers. I wanted to highlight and discuss one of them, in particular.
It comes from reader, Sandi, who …


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