Looking to invest in yourself and your education? You may be apprehensive of taking out student loans and finding the time and commitment to get a full-time degree. Fortunately, in today’s digital age, you don’t need to go back to a traditional academic setting to get world-class training and education. You can gain access to free…

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If we look over the past 15 years or so, it’s easy to understand why investors have been nervous. When the tech bubble burst in 2000, the market declined by almost 50 percent over 31 months. The market rebounded the next five years to a peak in October 2007, only to lose more than 57…

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Why you need a financial plan

In this series so far we covered how a financial plan can help you optimize your Social Security benefits. Click here to read part 1 and part 2. With advances in technology, you can easily analyze and compare different strategies and the results that follow. The purpose of a financial plan is to discover and establish…

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In this series, we are covering the importance of a personal financial plan. You can read Part 1 here. Studies have shown it is the primary way for people to feel confident about their money and retirement, especially when it comes to Social Security. With advances in online technology, a good financial plan can help…

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Financial Plan for financial independence

Many people think that a financial plan is only for people with money. Studies show however that a comprehensive financial plan benefits everyone, regardless of income, age, and net worth. In fact having a financial plan is one of the sure ways to get into a higher income bracket!  Interested in getting one for free?…

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401(k)A 401(k) plan is an employer sponsored retirement savings plan. 401(k)s are largely self-directed: You decide how much you would like to contribute, and which investments from among those offered by the plan you would like to invest in. Traditional 401(k)s are funded with money deducted from your pre-tax salary. Your earnings are tax deferred…

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The average cost of a private college is $40,000 per year and for a public college it is $18,000. The cost of college has increased by 80% the past decade and is growing twice as fast as medical care costs! The costs are expected to continue rising which is why college savings is a high…

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According to Payscale, there are 130 majors that colleges offer. For those starting college or going back to school, choosing a major can be a daunting task. Based on data from 1,000 universities and graduates with bachelor’s degrees only, listed here are the top-paying 24 college majors for 2013. The mid-career salary reflects pay 15…

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Every Student And Parent Should See These Charts On Earnings By Major Hard times 2013 from CEW Georgetown

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