Is It Better to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

It is important to strike a balance between paying off debt and investing. However, it can be difficult to discern what the best option is. In this post I will discuss the tradeoffs between paying off your house early vs focusing on building your nest egg for retirement.

Financial Literacy, Homes and Real Estate

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Is It Better to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Is It Better to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

It is important to strike a balance between paying off debt and investing. However, it can be difficult to discern what the best option is. In this post I will discuss the tradeoffs between paying …

Financial Literacy, Homes and Real Estate

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Being a Lawyer vs Being an Electrician: Net Worth Simulations

Being a Lawyer vs Being an Electrician: Net Worth Simulations

Here's what you can learn about electricians, lawyers (and other career paths) by running some comparisons with the Wealth Meta Income and Spending Simulator.

Personal Finance

7 Money Questions To Ask Your Aging Parents

7 Money Questions To Ask Your Aging Parents

Starting a conversation with your parents about their finances can be daunting. However, most adult children get involved with their parents’ financial situation at some point. It’s helpful to understand their situation and goals so …

Family and Finances

Budget Friendly Birthday Party Ideas
  • February 24, 2020
  • by Anne

Budget Friendly Birthday Party Ideas

These budget-friendly birthday party ideas are going to open your eyes to the kind of party that you can really throw without spending a fortune or looking like a cheapskate. Make new memories and close …

Budgeting

Why I’m Not in a Hurry to Pay off My Student Loans

Why I’m Not in a Hurry to Pay off My Student Loans

Being aggressive towards debt has a time and place. With high interest debt, yes, annihilate it. With low interest debt, such as student loans, read on to discover the trade offs.

Personal Finance

The Cost to Raise a Child - 3 Scenarios

The Cost to Raise a Child - 3 Scenarios

Children are expensive! My estimates range from $42,650 to $916,600 depending on lifestyle. And that is just to get them to age 18. More importantly 40-60% of the cost comes in the first five years! …

Family and Finances

2019 Results for CPI, Stocks, Bonds - Calculators Updated

2019 Results for CPI, Stocks, Bonds - Calculators Updated

Our calculators have been updated with 2019 data for CPI, S&P 500, bond, and cash returns.

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Being a Plumber vs. Being a Software Developer - Net Worth Simulations

Being a Plumber vs. Being a Software Developer - Net Worth Simulations

Here’s what you can learn about plumbers vs software developers / software engineers (and other career paths) by running some comparisons on the Wealth Meta Income and Spending Simulator.

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Net Worth

6 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Net Worth

Building your net worth is the key to financial success. There are several simple methods anyone can use to improve their net worth. By boosting your income and assets while reducing your liabilities, you can …

Personal Finance, Net Worth

When Does Downsizing Your Home Make Sense?

When Does Downsizing Your Home Make Sense?

If you are looking to free up money in your budget and get out of debt, you may want to consider downsizing your home. Downsizing can be a great way to reduce or eliminate your …

Homes and Real Estate

How to Create A Budget

How to Create A Budget

The good news, budgets are somewhat flexible and provide a sense of confidence and control in life. Check out our thoughts on budgeting and a sample budget setup.

Budgeting

Are You Making These 8 Costly 401k Mistakes?

Are You Making These 8 Costly 401k Mistakes?

In order to enjoy a comfortable retirement, it’s vital you save as much as possible. If you want to maximize your retirement reserves, here are the most common 401(k) mistakes to avoid.

Net Worth, Risk Reduction

7 Ways to Live a Prosperous Life in Retirement for Free

7 Ways to Live a Prosperous Life in Retirement for Free

Focusing on money alone is not enough to enjoy a life of prosperity in your golden years. Here are some other things you can do that are 100% free.

Personal Finance

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