Happy New Year!

Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? According to a recent study, 31 percent of them are money-related. The top financial resolution was to save more money (39 percent), followed by paying down debt (24.6 percent), improving spending habits (15.1 percent), investing more (11.6 percent) and getting a raise (11.3 percent). Interestingly, men were…

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[tp widget=”select2/tpw_select2.php”] According to a recent study by Tom Corley, author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals, there are few key habits that separate the rich from the poor. “Rich people” are defined as having a yearly income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of at least $3.2 million, and…

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The Road to Financial Independence

Creating a financial plan helps you discover and establish your financial goals, and then develop a plan to help you achieve those goals. In the previous articles we covered the importance of setting up a plan, how it can maximize your retirement and social security benefits, and the different goals and topics your plan should…

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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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A budget is an essential component of one’s finances. A cash flow or financial budget plan can help tell your money what to do instead of asking where your money went. The “B” word unfortunately has some dreadful connotations. You might feel as though a budget will put you in a financial straightjacket or you…

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The best financial goals and plans can be easily derailed by common mistakes that can act as roadblocks. Here are some of the top financial goals people have: Generating current income (59%) Providing health insurance coverage (55%) Managing/Reducing debt (53%) Building a Retirement fund (51%) Building an Emergency Fund (47%) Preparing for future medical needs…

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One of the top financial goals people have is purchasing a home. Many people buy a house only once in their lifetime, which is why you want the best representation possible for your needs. This is the first of three articles to help you make smarter decisions in purchasing your first home, an investment property…

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