3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

Save for retirement

A few months ago I talked about what to do if you felt that you could not afford to save for retirement and it spurred some good discussion for many that are facing that challenge. Another factor that many face in regards to saving for retirement is finding simple ways to do it and this is especially the case as you first start. With that in mind, I thought it would be … [Read more...]

March 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

March 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

IgniteDenverIAmAwesome

I just returned from the first of my wedding related trips, this one to Santa Barbara, and I'm excited for the adventures ahead. I just shared a new post on travel hacking, and have to say I'm loving some of the recent benefits, like waiting for my flight in the United Club lounge instead of at the gate. … [Read more...]

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Saving Money

Have you ever had the urge to get rich? To go out to eat whenever you wanted, buy that perfect cottage on the lake, and travel to every possible country you can think of? It sure sounds nice doesn't it? Many people actually have this lifestyle, but there's just one problem - they are NOT rich. They are just as poor as you or I (maybe poorer). Sure, they might earn more money … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Retire Wealthy

4 Tips to Retire Wealthy

Gone Fishing Retirement

How often do you think about retirement? If you are anything like me, you think about the future quite a lot to ensure a long, stress free life. If, however, you are like most of the U.S., then you are probably saving something for the future, but it is very little in comparison to your current earnings. And also, if you are like the majority, you have no idea if what you're … [Read more...]

4 Simple Steps To Help You Get Started Saving For Retirement

4 Simple Steps To Help You Get Started Saving For Retirement

Save for retirement

I spoke with individuals on a daily basis for a number of years who were terrified about starting to save for retirement. It usually went back to a number of similar reasons, but what they all had in common was simply not knowing where to start. The thing is, saving for retirement, or investing in general, doesn’t have to be that difficult, but it’s the lack of knowledge that … [Read more...]

What is 1% Today Worth in Retirement?

What is 1% Today Worth in Retirement?

Retirement Savings

I regularly share my thoughts on automated investing and putting money away for retirement. In some posts, I’ve discussed how much to save each pay period. 10%, 15%? More less? I always say to just start with something and save as much as possible for your situation. Today, I want to talk about increasing that amount. … [Read more...]

Create a Basic Retirement Plan

Create a Basic Retirement Plan

Retirement Scrabble Finance

Most personal finance experts agree that you will need about 80% of your monthly income replaced during retirement. To make that possible, it is important to save and invest throughout your working life. Want to know where to get started? Read on. … [Read more...]

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

Bank ATMs

Most of us think about banks for checking and savings accounts, tellers and ATMs, but don’t know about the wide array of services some banks offer. In my time working in a bank, I learned a ton about what we had to offer, and some larger, national banks offer even more. … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Financial Advisors Are Scarier Than Dating Taylor Swift

6 Reasons Financial Advisors Are Scarier Than Dating Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift HOPA

The 23 year old singer broke into the spotlight with poppy, catchy songs a few years ago. As she rose to fame for her music, she also gained a reputation for being a serial dater. The celebrity list includes singer/actor Joe Jona, actor Taylor Lautner, musician John Mayer, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Kennedy heir Conor Kennedy, and singer Harry Styles. Then she writes songs about … [Read more...]

Important Investment Accounts You Should Have

Important Investment Accounts You Should Have

Future Investing

Getting started with investing can be intimating, but it doesn’t have to be. If you start with one of the basic types of investment accounts, you have the right foundation to save for your future. Individual Investment Account The individual investment account is the most basic type of investment account. This type of account has no tax rules or restrictions on when you can … [Read more...]