retirement

Self-Employed in the Gig Economy? Watch Out for This – Solopreneur Retirement Funds 2019

Solopreneur Retirement Funds 2019 Whether you call yourself a solopreneur, self-employed, or freelancer, you’re most likely a hard-working individual with the best boss ever – You! However, as sole-decision makers, we solopreneurs often suffer from a lack of objective feedback. This can be especially damaging when it comes to taking care of our own basic personal…
Your Money In The News October 2018

Your Money In The News – October 2018

This month’s Your Money in The News:  How financial knowledge shapes our debt perspective, a sketchy new FICO score on the horizon, the student loan debt domino effect, and more… Debt Isn’t the Problem. Lack of Financial Education is The Problem – The Daily Reckoning American households are currently carrying 1 trillion in credit card…
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Your Money in the News – July

This month: Why do people stay in debt?, Financial milestones for your 60s, Climbing credit card interest will eat tax cuts and wage increases, Beware student loan repayment scams, Mobile banking replacing bank branches… Keeping it Real: A Short Q&A on Consumer Debt – KNOE What is one reason people stay in debt? They want…

How Much Cash Should You Have in Your Checking Account?

One question I often get asked is, “how much should I keep in my checking account?” Magic numbers are hard to come by when it comes to personal finance and this question is no different. If you read an article or have a professional who gives you a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s probably a good idea to get a second opinion. Personal finance is meant to be personal, after all . So if there’s no magic number, how do you figure out what’s right for you?

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You Asked and We Got it: Socially Responsible Investing in the UK and Canada

  When we covered Swell Investing’s impact investing portfolios, some of our readers asked for sustainable investing options in the UK and Canada. We heard you and we’ve got good news. There is a company that is now offering Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) for residents of the UK and Canada. SRI is ushering in the future…
Bitcoin

Bitcoin IRA? – Slow Your Roll…

Bitcoin IRA? A lot of people new to crypto are starting to ask if rolling their IRA into a Bitcoin IRA is an easier, safer way to invest. Of course, brokers like to advertise this, but buying crypto through an IRA involves more red tape and expenses than their ads reveal. Admittedly, the cryptocurrency space…
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