personal finance

Learn About Your Money in Small, Manageable Steps – Lincoln Journal Star

Laura McMullen So, you want to learn more about your money and make moves with it. Go you. “That’s a moment of self-awareness that requires celebration,” says San Francisco-based financial coach Saundra Davis. And your timing is perfect, as April is Financial Literacy Month. This designation wouldn’t exist unless many people needed help understanding their …

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Financial Face-off: leasing a car vs. buying a car — what should you do? – MarketWatch

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict, then you can tell us in the comments what you think. When you buy a car, you typically pay 20% cash up-front, then pay off the balance in monthly payments (with interest, of …

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I was earning 14% from real estate, but financial advisers told me to sell. Why? – MarketWatch

How to find the right financial adviser for you. Getty Images/iStockphoto Reader email: I interviewed many advisors for a year from standalone people to those at big firms. All, without exception, wanted to sell the real estate and convert it to stocks (they all had different approaches but in the end this was their message …

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How to Retire with $2 Million on a $70000 Salary – Tulsa World

(Ryan Downie) There’s a clear path to becoming a millionaire retiree, but it’s a hard one to follow. Most investors can benefit from building a game plan to achieve financial freedom by strategically saving and investing. If you want a comfortable retirement that doesn’t depend on Social Security, consider this blueprint for wealth creation. Save …

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Why Dividend Growth Investing Is Excellent for Your Roth IRA – Tulsa World

(Justin Pope) If you’re eligible to fund a Roth IRA, it’s a must-have when saving for retirement. The money you put into it will grow until you’re older, and you won’t pay taxes on the gains when you take the cash out. But you’re only allowed to contribute a limited amount of money each year, …

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2 Winners and 2 Losers During Stock Market Downturns – Buffalo News

Loser 1: Investors who sell The only people who truly lose during a stock market downturn are investors who sell their stocks. Gains and losses are unrealized until they’re locked in through a sale. Any position with positive returns can still swing to a loss until that position is closed — the same is true …

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These 3 Painfully Obvious Mistakes Are 401(k) Killers | Personal-finance | tulsaworld.com – Tulsa World

(Kailey Hagen) Access to a 401(k) can be a huge boon to workers saving for retirement, but it’s important to remember this account is only a tool. If you want to get the most out of it, you have to learn how it works so you can use it properly. Failure to understand your 401(k) …

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How to Retire with $2 Million on a $70000 Salary – The Daily Progress

(Ryan Downie) There’s a clear path to becoming a millionaire retiree, but it’s a hard one to follow. Most investors can benefit from building a game plan to achieve financial freedom by strategically saving and investing. If you want a comfortable retirement that doesn’t depend on Social Security, consider this blueprint for wealth creation. Save …

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