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I’m sure if you are reading this, you’ve come across other articles that talk about the importance of building your savings or having some sort of an emergency fund. Whether that be for an unexpected medical bill, something breaks down in your car, etc. I’m not personally a fan of the “emergency fund” term, as […] The post The Number One Reason Most People Are Broke Or Have No Emergency Fund appeared first on Invested […]

Buying a home may be the biggest purchase a person can make. And, with home prices rising, it can also feel intimidating or even impossible, especially for a first-time home. However, there is no need to fret. If you’re wondering how to save for a house, you’re in the right place! Before you start looking for a real estate agent, take some time to self-reflect on your current financial situation to develop a plan for […]

MLMs are one of the most popular topics on TFD for a reason – not only are the stories fun to dunk on, but they’re also fairly relatable. It seems these days everyone knows someone who has fallen deep into at least one MLM. Many people report friendships ending because of MLMs, and despite all […] The post A Taxonomy Of MLMs: 5 Toxic Girlbosses To Watch Out For appeared first on The Financial Diet.

About two years ago Brian Davis wrote a post for Can I Retire Yet? about Using Rental Properties to Create Retirement Income. That post was very popular among readers, and I learned a lot from it. So I’m welcoming him back to share the tax advantages you can create to accelerate your path to financial […] The post Real Estate Tax Advantages You Need to Understand appeared first on Can I Retire Yet?.

Did you know it is possible to become a millionaire simply by saving a penny a day? Did you know it is possible to become a millionaire simply by saving a penny a day? If you can save a penny a day and earn interest on that penny, you will become a millionaire. And it is all thanks to compound interest. In this post, I am going to show you how simple it is to […]

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Long time readers will know that my wife and I are deploying a hybrid investing strategy – we invest in both dividend paying stocks and index ETFs. It is our goal to have our portfolio … Read more

How to Save Up a 20% Downpayment For a Home is a post originally published on: Everything Finance – Everything Finance – Its all about Money! The housing market is a little insane right now. Home inventories are low in real estate markets across the country. This causes prices to drive higher and many buyers are getting into brutal bidding wars where the winner pays $20,000 to $30,000 over the asking price.  A smart move […]

What is a business emergency fund? So, you have a personal emergency fund already?  Excellent.  But you might also have a side hustle, small business or have other interests that are dependent on cash flow. For example, my wife is self employed and has just hired her first employee. The landscape changed very quickly – as the business grows, she needs to adjust her money goals and cash flow to make sure she can pay […]

TYPE THE WORDS “safe withdrawal rate” into Google and it’ll return more than a million results. I’m not surprised by this. People debate practically everything in personal finance, but the debate around this question is particularly intense. For at least 25 years, the conventional wisdom has been that it’s safe for retirees to base portfolio withdrawals on the 4% rule. But not everyone agrees. Some feel that percentage should be higher, while others feel it […]

Most KiwiSaver providers take a “three sizes fit all” approach in the funds they offer, with investors having to choose from either a “Conservative”, “Balanced”, or “Growth” fund to invest their retirement (or first home) money in. However, there are a small number of providers who offer increased flexibility by enabling their members to choose specific assets to invest their KiwiSaver money into. In this article I’ll be reviewing three KiwiSaver providers – InvestNow, SuperLife, […]

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The chicken coop is complete! It’s been a lot of work, especially over the last few months, but it feels awesome to have the project completed. We’ve scheduled a pick up time for our chicks this weekend, and it feels a bit like counting down to Christmas or another important holiday. We’re going to a local farm instead of ordering them online, so while we have an idea of which breeds we’re looking to bring […]

Today, I have a great guest post to share from Mike Beatty. Here’s how Mike and Sarah moved abroad to teach internationally, increased their income a significant amount, while saving $205,000 over 4 years. Enjoy! If you told me in 2015 that I’d be writing an article on how we saved over $200,000 in 4 years and travelled to 20 countries, I would have laughed in your face! It’s safe to say that saving $200,000 […]