We all have some idea of how much our time is worth. On extreme ends, it is easy to know if a task is worth your time. For instance, if someone offers you $0.07 per hour and another $7,000 per hour, you would have no problem to decide.
However, in the middle of the time-value spectrum, it is less clear if a particular task is worth your time. While everyone has an hourly value, few people know the exact amount.
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Your net worth gives an overview of your financial situation at this point. It is the difference between what you own and what you owe.
Your net worth is positive if your assets exceed...
Assets are anything of value that you own that can be converted into cash. Examples include:
Your liabilities represent your debts, such as loans, mortgages, credit card debt, medical bills and student loans.
Determine your target net worth - where you want to be in the near-term and long-term future.
The following formula is helpful:
Target Net Worth=[Your Age−25]∗[1/5∗Gross Annual Income]
A 50-year-old with a gross annual income of $75,000 might aim for a net worth of $375,000 ([50 - 25 = 25] x [$75,000 ÷ 5 = $15,000])
Your net worth can be much more or much less than the amount indicated by the guideline.
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Whether you're self-employed or working for somebody else...
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If you can't commit to college, you can still improve your knowledge and skills with self-directed life-long learning. The best time to pursue education is at the start of your career. The next best time is now.
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The quickest way to boost your income is to increase the number of hours you work. It can be done by working full-time, working overtime, or finding a second job.
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If we check the calculations of our monthl...
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