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This Man Retired at 33 With $1.3 Million — and 3 Kids. Here’s How

Plus how another family retired with 2 kids at 43.<p>Retire early? “Sure,” you might say, “I could do that — if it weren’t for the kids.” But even with …

Retirement

Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

Retirement

The Millionaire’s Mortgage

Paying off your house is saving for retirement.<p>There’s a lot of discussion lately about how to save up $1 million for retirement. The conversation …

Personal Finance

Use This Letter to Dispute Bad Info Your Credit Report

Sample Credit Report Dispute Letter<p>Updated March 11, 2018<p>The information in your credit report has a significant impact on your life. It affects your …

When you write your will, don’t mess this up

Two chores that most people gladly put off: The first is writing a will—and the second is updating it to reflect changed circumstances. Either way, …

5 millionaires and billionaires share the smartest ways to invest your money

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran and other self-made millionaires and billionaires didn't simply happen upon success. They made smart decisions and …

I'm a financial planner — here are the best pieces of advice I can give you about what to do with your cash

Want to hear some scary financial statistics?<p>Seventy-eight percent of American workers today say they live paycheck to paycheck.<p>Only 39% of Americans feel they could cover a $1,000 emergency if something happened to them tomorrow.<p>These numbers indicate that most people probably worry about whether …

Personal Finance

Retirees are leaving America to save money

Retired Americans who are down on their luck are moving out of the country to stretch their savings and Social Security income.<p>“For folks worried …

How will one late card payment affect my credit score?

A late credit card payment is never good, but it doesn't always mean your credit score will fall.<p>Anyone who's missed a credit card payment knows how alarming it can be once you realize it. You start thinking about how much this will cost you in late fees, and more importantly, what kind of a hit …

Personal Finance

Ask a Fool: How Much Should I Have Saved in My 401(k) at Age 40?

How can you tell if you're on track for a comfortable retirement?<p>Q: I'm 40 and have $75,000 in my 401(k). Am I on track to retire comfortably?<p>The …

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

You'll Spend 80% of Your Retirement Money on These 5 Things. Here's How to Save on Them

70% of people are missing out on a chance to save on healthcare costs.<p>If you're retired, you need to be smart about how you spend your money. To do …

Personal Finance

Your 401k could make you a millionaire—here’s how one man did it

That 401k plan your employer offers as a workplace benefit could be your ticket to riches. Just ask Fritz Gilbert. Saving in a 401(k) made him a …

If You Want to Retire in 10 Years, Do These 5 Things Now

This article was originally published by <i>Money</i><p>After 30-plus years of working and socking away savings, you can finally see retirement on the horizon. …

Mega Millions jackpot exceeding $500M for fourth time ever

The estimated jackpot for Friday night’s Mega Millions rose more than $19 million from strong ticket sales to $521 million, marking the fourth time it has exceeded $500 million.<p>The jackpot has been accumulating for more than two months since its last winner on Jan. 5 reaped $451 million.<p>The winner, …

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

30 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 32<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than anyone else in the …

What happens to debt when a spouse dies

You may not be responsible for all your spouse's debts.

Do these 5 things right now to make sure you have enough money to retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” by Ray LeVitre.<p>…

5 Things Every Single Person Needs to Do With Their Money

The number of Americans who wait to get married — or never get hitched — is growing. In fact, for the first time in history, the number of unmarried …

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

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Own a Home? 4 Things to Know About Filing Your 2017 Taxes

Don't be confused by the latest tax changes. It's last year's rules you'll be following when you file your return this year.<p>You may have heard that …

8 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Some of them may surprise you.<p>So, you've gotten a $1,000 bonus or tax refund, or you managed to save up $1,000 through hard work. Great news -- but …

Personal Finance

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

Retirement

How getting married can mess up your Social Security

You may want to rethink that second walk down the aisle if you are approaching retirement, and counting on income from Social Security.<p>If you're eligible to collect benefits on your ex-spouse's record, you will no longer be eligible for those benefits if you remarry.<p>That rule, plus others, is one …

Retirement

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement?

It's generally smart to enter retirement debt-free. But if getting there means accelerating a mortgage, there are some drawbacks you should be aware …

Retirement

3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 70

Here are some solid reasons many people shouldn't delay collecting Social Security. There are a few cases where delaying can make sense, though. See …

Retirement

The Tax Deduction You Can't Afford to Miss | Investopedia

After 14 years of experience reviewing tax returns, I have seen five clients in a row miss the general sales tax deduction on line 5b of their …

What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …