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We bought our home in the summer of 2011, but it was built in 1962, so energy efficiency was not something that was part of the design. As soon as we were able, we started looking toward ways to reduce our energy costs on our home. While this was initially driven by a desire to live in a more sustainable home, the changes we made save money in the long run as well. I’m a […]

I don’t stay subscribed to very many email newsletters (Morning Brew notwithstanding). I’ll sign up, read a few emails, then ditch most of them because they just don’t interest me. Most come across as salesy, and those that don’t are just flat uninteresting.  Then, is it any wonder why I’ve been subscribed to the Morning […] The post Why Morning Brew is the only newsletter I’ll never unsubscribe from appeared first on Think Save Retire.

Today’s Animal Spirits: Talk Your Book is presented by Titan: We discuss: Background on 13F filings How investors use 13 F filings How Titan is trying to bring hedge fund holdings to more investors Bringing active management to the robo space The importance of client communication and education How to reach younger investors through technology The state of active management today and much more Listen here: Book ment… The post Talk Your Book: Invest Like […]

The new trend in making money is by providing your “skills-as-a-service.” Here I’ll highlight a number of service business examples to help you make money providing a service. List of 8 Service Business Examples: Make Money Providing Your Skills Service businesses are some of the best ways to start increasing your income immediately. Service businesses generally offer low startup costs and high free cash flow. You’ll need to build trust to land clients and earn […]

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure.) Generally, you should not base your investing decisions on financial news. This is generally bad advice. Following the crowd will simply not help your returns. You just need to stay the course. However, that does not mean financial news and stock market news are necessarily not interesting. On the contrary, I think knowing what is going on is really […]

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You may have heard the term 403b briefly in HR orientation. Or, perhaps when a salesman threw a pitch at you in the lunchroom (ugh…so annoying!) You probably ignored it or wrote it off as too confusing. Now, you’re interested in investing for retirement and want to actually understand the 403 b. I’m here! As with many things involving retirement investing, the 403b landscape is almost intentionally confusing. People are more familiar with the concept […]

In a comment responding to my recent post about making better decisions in the face of uncertainty, a reader wrote: “Life is inherently risky. To try and compensate for every contingency is irrational. We can “what if” ourselves right into a straight jacket! You retired early … you won!” As a lifelong football fan, this … [Continue reading] The post Playing Offense in Retirement appeared first on Can I Retire Yet?.

My Savings and Investing Priorities Pyramid | brokeGIRLrich With a variable income like mine, trying to figure out how to get ahead and where the money should go at any given time is pretty challenging. On the one hand, I’d argue that almost anything you manage to save and invest is a solid start – so if you’re just getting started, do whatever you can to start taking steps forward. There came a time though […]

It’s August, and college tuition bills have been coming due all month. I am often surprised when people tell me, “I didn’t know how much the bill would be.” I’m such an over-planner that this seems foreign to me, but there are quite a few ways that it happens. I want you to know that… | Read More… The post College Shopping? Be Sure To Do All The Math appeared first on KateHorrell.

Before you dive into this article about how much an IKEA kitchen costs, please check out what is essentially required reading first: How to save up for your kitchen reno. I can hear you rebels now, thinking that you don’t have time to read that post and you just want the gory details, so the fastest summary I can give is “Your mileage may vary.”  Kitchen projects have a zillion moving parts, so while this […]

I know what you are thinking. “There you go, another click bait headline about getting free money. There is no such thing as free lunch.” This is the main reason why I decided to write this article. In reality, there are free lunches in life, but you have to look for the hidden gems. And […] The post The 10 Best Ways To Get Free Money Starting Right Now appeared first on Invested Wallet.

Mrs. Done by Forty was offered a new position recently, which means in addition to enjoying the ridiculously unfair tax benefits and the joy that comes from being a two income household, we’ll also get to experience what it’s like to pay for full time childcare for Baby AF. We got recommendations on childcare from friends and family. We made calls, asked questions, looked up rankings when possible, and visited about six of the facilities we thought […]

Back in April, I wrote about the internal challenge I was having on deciding when to quit my job. I joined the project team for a global system implementation in August 2017.  The project was scheduled to end in mid-spring 2019 but got extended to […] The post Deciding When to Quit – Part Two appeared first on The Dragons on FIRE.