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Your Money or Your Life: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned

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https://wealthtender.com - I’ve been (re) reading Your Money Or Your Life , by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, and I’m glad I did, as is often the case, when you re-read a book that you read at an earlier life stage. I’m a different person now, and I understand some of the concepts in the book differently. Here are my key ta...

How to Live in Paradise and Still Make Money

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https://wealthtender.com - We’ve talked before about retiring abroad, and the best places to retire to stretch that ex-pat pension , but it’s also possible to stretch your current salary by living somewhere completely different, as long as you can work remotely. Just a couple of years ago that wouldn’t have seemed viable ...

5 Solid Money and Life Tips for Near-Retirees

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https://wealthtender.com - I think I qualify as a near-retiree. Frankly, I could afford to stop working now, if we were willing to give up our dream home and move back to our previous house (that we still own and are leasing out). But unless forced into it, why would we? So, what are my near-retiree plans? So...

Do Active Mutual Funds Really Doom Your Portfolio to Lagging?

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https://wealthtender.com - Seven months ago, I quoted Warren Buffet’s famous advice: “ A low-cost fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors. My mentor, Ben Graham, took this position many years ago, and everything I have seen since convinces me of its truth. ” I then wrote , “...

Top Finance Writers’ Money Tips for Your Peak Earning Years

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https://wealthtender.com - Are you entering or already in your peak earning years? If so, here are some great financial tips…. According to CNBC , college-educated, full-time workers reach peak earning around age 55, with median income about 87% higher than at age 22 for men, and 57% higher for women. At age ...

10 Reasons You’re Likely to Spend Too Much This Holiday Season

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https://wealthtender.com - Most of us spend too much during the holidays, and most of us finish them feeling more stressed than we went into them. We tell ourselves it’s inevitable, but it’s really not. Being aware of why we over-spend can be the first step towards sticking to a sensible holiday budget. Here are ten rea...

7 Ways Your Small Business May Benefit from a Financial Advisor

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https://wealthtender.com - As a small business owner , you always have a million things on your mind. In the beginning, you’re trying to figure out how to get your business started. Then it’s on to how do you get new clients, then keep those clients, all in order to be able to grow your business.  It’s safe to assum...

Just Starting Out? Top Money Tips from Top Finance Writers

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https://wealthtender.com - Four of us weighed in on it, with different perspectives. It’s likely partly due to our age differences. Charlie Brown and Ben Le Fort are youngest, in their late 30s, Jason Clenenden is into his 40s, and the oldest of the bunch, I’m (barely still) in my 50s. But I think the real di...

Know Top Finance Authors’ Best and Worst Ever Money Decisions?

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https://wealthtender.com - We all have those memories. The one decision that makes us cringe to this very day. The one other decision we’re incredibly happy to have made. These worst & best decisions aren’t limited to money decisions, but that’s what we’ll dig into today… Worst-Ever Money Decisions Reveale...

How Much Money Should You Really Pay for Cars and Homes? Top Finance Writers’ Life Advice

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https://wealthtender.com - If you live in a “developed country,” you know that two of the three biggest-ticket items you’re likely to ever buy are cars and homes. (The third is likely a college education – those come with some steep price tags these days! Sheesh!) It’s true for me too (except the college part – tha...