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Tax free?! The glorious tax free savings account (TFSA) has been in effect since 31 March 2015 in South Africa and has made the hearts of savers and individual investors all warm and fuzzy.  Yes. The government decided in one glorious move to give away free money in the form of tax breaks. This is an interesting phenomenon, as in general, being cash strapped, they actually want to get your money in their coffers. Without […]

Today’s guest curator is Canberra couple ‘Adventures with Poopsie’. See their picks by That Girl on FIRE, Strong Money Australia, Enough Time To and HisHerMoneyGuide. International links by A Purple Life, Modern FImily, All Options Considered and Millennial Revolution. The post Australian FI Weekly #30 – with Adventures With Poopsie appeared first on Frugality and Freedom.

Dealing with debt can be a stressful experience. Coupling that with the coronavirus pandemic may make it even harder to address. As you plan for the potential economic impact of coronavirus, there are a number of steps that you can take to help manage debt in these difficult times. You can look to your state’s unemployment policies to identify current options for benefits. Your state’s public health office may also have information. In a study […]

[Editor’s Note: It’s weird to put an editor’s note on my own blog post, but this one needs it. This post was written mostly over the course of January and February 2020, before the COVID-19 virus caused major economic upheaval. I’m getting around to finishing and publishing it right smack dab in the middle of a pandemic, but it’s important that as you read it, you realize that except for this note and the epilogue […]

The content in this post was originally published on Business Insider. I recently traveled to London and Southern Italy with my best friend, and it was my first vacation longer than a few days in over two years. What better way to celebrate saving $100,000 at 25 than going to Europe? I was thrilled to go on what we call our annual “#friendmoon” — our honeymoon-type trip as best friends.  We initially looked at going […]

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Ever thought about learning to invest in stocks, but turned it away because you thought it’s too risky and/or complicated? If that’s you, then you need to keep reading. Here are 5 compelling reasons why you should be investing in the stock market. 1. Investing Can Create Another Income Stream Done properly, the practice of stock market investing can provide a reliable passive income stream. Or if you’re Warren Buffett, about $80 Billion USD give […]

Netflix recently premiered Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. This limited series tells the story about America’s first female self-made millionaire, Sarah Breedlove, also known as Madam C.J. Walker. Madam C.J. Walker went from washing clothes for $1.50 a day to a millionaire. While watching the series you get a glimpse of Walker’s struggle about beauty, building a business, her marriages, and her family. I enjoyed the series and learned more […]

So, back in August, I wrote this: And 7 months later, here we are. (Side-note: I sandbagged it. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones are 30% and 35% off their all-time highs respectively.) I’m no clairvoyant. I could have predicted a downturn at just about any time in history and been correct. Markets go mostly up, but they go down too. Frequently. I also had no idea that the black swan would come in the […]

So, I wasn’t always financially aware. In fact, I was, up until a few years ago, very financially unsavvy and ignorant. And so, it was only over the weekend that I learned about the $1 Trillion Dollar Coin proposal by some politicians in the US. In fact, it isn’t even new. The proposal to mint $1 Trillion Dollar Coins (Why not make it a Bazillion?) was first proposed in the aftermath of the housing crisis […]

When times get tough it’s all too easy to lose focus on your financial goals as you attempt to navigate whatever life is throwing at you. This guide gives you a number of tips and ideas to help you prepare your finances for a crisis. Create a Bare-Bones Budget One of the first things you … How to Prepare Your Finances for a Crisis Read More » The post How to Prepare Your Finances for […]

A trial by fire (source: Grammarist) is a situation in which the participant’s abilities and determination are tested. A trial by fire is a test of one’s ability to function under pressure, and the implication is that once one successfully survives a trial by fire, he has proved his mastery. This stock market crash is […] The post Doubling My AutoWealth Monthly Deposit appeared first on Turtle Investor.

The post A Letter To My Son During The Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on the cents of money.

Chaos and panic are everywhere. The stock market is down big! 401k and IRA balances are down the toilet. Everyone is losing money. Investors are scrambling to find winning investing strategies to stop the money hemorrhage. Everyone is so busy blaming the coronavirus pandemic for …