retirement

What Does Retirement Mean to You?

Whether you’ve been told you should retire at 62, 65, or some other age, only you can decide what is right for you. In fact, you may want to reconsider retiring at all––at least in the traditional sense.

How Most People View of Retirement

Many people don’t like the circumstances they find themselves in––and look at retirement as the nirvana they’ve been missing. The truth probably lies somewhere between completely dropping out (i.e., piddling around in retirement) and never retiring (i.e., dying with their boots on).  

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Investing for Millennials

Investing for the first time can stir up myriad of emotions. First time investors often feel overwhelmed, anxious, and confused. If this is you, you’re more than likely experiencing at least one of two things. Either you don’t have the know-how to get started, or you don’t believe you have the means to begin investing. Worry not. This article is for you, as well as anyone else wanting a high-level introduction to the world of opportunity that investing opens.

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Six Things I Learned from my Encounter with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett has amassed over $70 billion primarily through investing. Few argue against the fact that the 86 year old is the greatest investor the world has ever seen. I recently had the opportunity to spend an entire day listening to him and absorbing knowledge.  The occasion, Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder meeting, drawing over 40,000 to CenturyLink Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.  As you can see in the cover photo that I snapped, to say that Buffett is a celebrity at this event would be an understatement.

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Retirement Savings and the Millennial Generation

 

Are you a millennial and wish that you had more (or anything) saved for retirement?  If so, you're not alone.  A shocking 80% of millennials are not invested in the stock market!  This is a major problem, but thankfully there is still plenty of hope for millennials and their retirement.

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Is Retirement Biblical?

Retirement is the most talked about topic in financial planning.  It is often portrayed as the ultimate end goal or as the purpose for working hard at a job for multiple decades. For these reasons I ask: is retirement Biblical? This blog post answers this simple yet important question, and in doing so also explores how Christians should spend their retirement years. To begin, however, it’s helpful to start with a quick background of retirement’s history in America as a basis of understanding where our culture is today.

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Why You Should Consider Saving into a Health Savings Account

Imagine holding an asset that enjoys the contribution benefits of a Traditional IRA and the distribution benefits of a Roth IRA. What investment portfolio wouldn’t benefit from this kind of tax-efficiency? Read on to learn about the increasingly popular Health Savings Account – the only type of account that is never taxed if used properly.

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You May Still Be Able to Contribute to an IRA for 2014

Have you contributed to an IRA yet for 2014?  If not, did you know that you still may be able to contribute to one of these accounts up until April 15th

This blog post is by far my most technical writing to-date and will help you to determine if you are eligible to contribute to a tax advantaged IRA for 2014.  Although this is not an exhaustive list of the characteristics of IRAs, I hope that it will also help you to understand the differences between Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

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20 Personal Finance Tips I Learned in My 20s: Part 1 of 2

Last week I hit a milestone in my life – I turned 30!  I thought that this would be a good opportunity to look back on the last decade and recall some of the lessons that I’ve learned concerning my finances.  Regardless of your age, I hope you find value in these ideas.  Because the list was rather long, I decided to share 10 tips today and 10 more in my next post.  Enjoy!   

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