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How to Save Right for Retirement

How to Save Right for Retirement

  • Start Saving ASAP. Money you put in your retirement fund now will have more time to grow through compound growth.
  • Avoid cashing out your retirement account early as it prevents your money from being invested and leads to penalties and tax bills.
  • Contribute money so your employer can match it if you have a 401(k)
  • Invest your raise in your retirement savings. Up your automatic transfer to savings, and increase your retirement contributions. 

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Budgeting Like a Pro

  • Consider an All-Cash Diet, as limiting yourself to physical currency combats overspending.
  • Set aside 1 minute a day to check on your financial transactions, to identify problems, track goal progress and set your spending tone.
  • Allocate at least 20% of your in...

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How to Get Money Motivated

  • Draft a Financial Vision Board, it motivates and helps you to stay on track with your financial goals.
  • Set specific financial goals stating the reason, the way, numbers and dates.
  • Adopt a spending mantra, a phrase that ser...

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How to Keep Debt at Bay

How to Keep Debt at Bay

  • Paying off the little debts can give you confidence to tackle larger ones. It’s recommended to focus on debts with the higher interest rates, but sometimes a moral boost is worth it.
  • Don’t cosign loans. If the borrower misses a payment, your credit score plunges and the...

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How to Amp Up Your Earning Potential

How to Amp Up Your Earning Potential

  • When negotiating a salary, get the company to name figures first, otherwise you can’t know if you’re lowballing or highballing. 
  • Try to negotiate more than just your salary. Work hours, official title, parental leave, vacation time, and which projects you’ll work on cou...

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How to Get Properly Insured

How to Get Properly Insured

  • Get more life insurance on top of your company’s policy, as it is often far too little.
  • Get renters insurance and be covered from robberies, vandalism, natural disasters, and even things like the medical bills of people who get hurt at your place, damages you cause at s...

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3 Financial Basics

  1. Create a Financial Calendar: prevent yourself from forgetting quarterly tax payments and to get credit reports.
  2. Check Your Interest Rate: Pay off loans, open saving accounts and negotiate credit debts based on interest rates.
  3. Track Your Net Worth: The dif...

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How To Best Build And Track Your Credit

How To Best Build And Track Your Credit

  • Reviewing your credit report and your credit score regularly can save you money
  • Keep your credit use below 30% of your total available credit, as it can ding your credit score. You calculate it by dividing the total amount on all of your credit cards by your tota...

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How to Prepare for Rainy (Financial) Days

How to Prepare for Rainy (Financial) Days

  • Make savings part of your monthly budget. 
  • Keep your savings out of your checking account, as it may prevent you from spending it.
  • Open a savings account at a different bank than where you have your checking account so it won’t be too easy transferring be...

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How to Approach Investing

How to Approach Investing

  • Pay attention to the fees you pay in your funds, also called expense ratios, as they can eat into your returns. It’s generally recommended to stick with low-cost index funds.
  • Rebalance your portfolio once a year. You need to take a look at your brokerage account every o...

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How to Shop Smart

How to Shop Smart

  • Evaluate purchases by cost per use. Higher cost products may last longer, but go unconsidered because of their initial price.
  • Spend on experiences, not things, as they give you more happiness for your investment.
  • Shop solo to avoid buying unnecessary thin...

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Week 3: Open 2 Investing Accounts

Week 3: Open 2 Investing Accounts

Open:

  • a 401(K) account
  • a regular investment account.

Next:

  • If your employer offers a 401(k) match, invest to take full advantage of it. Contribute enough to get 100 percent of the match.
  • Pay off debts. This give you a significant instant return.

Tax-advantaged accounts can help

You can take advantage of the tax-sheltered retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs.

  • If you qualify for a Roth IRA, use it. The Roth IRA will come back to you tax-free when you're older.
  • If you contribute to a 401(k) account, at least 5 percent will be matched from your e...

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