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Yes, the answer is obvious, save more for retirement. This can be done no matter what you make. I could work at McDonalds and still save 10% of my earnings every month with two kids. What does that mean? It means living within my means no matter what, and "rationing" if necessary to achieve that 10%. Why, because y...more
I am tired of these investment examples showing 6-8% average annual returns. Come on Liz, are you kidding me!! Stop spitting out the sales pitches from the mutual fund industry. The S&P 500 returns for the last 5 years has averaged 1.3%. Extend that period for 10 years and the average return is 5.1%. I agree we ne...more
I thought this article would tell me "Just where in the 99% are you?. It didn't. It tells me if I make more than $343,927 I would be in the top 1%. If I make $32,396 a year, you're in the top 50% of wage earners. Anywhere else, no answers. How about a Pareto Chart showing the top 10%, 20%, 30%, and so on. I wish I...more
People, it always makes sense to pay off your debt as fast as you can. Don't use this silly article as an excuse. Building a $500 emergency fund in the bank at 1% while you are paying 18% on credit card debt is totally stupid. The article says that the risk is that if you have an emergency like a car repair, that yo...more
Hey J12120, what a great informative post. I many others appreciate you sharing your past investment advisor experiences over the last 4.5 years. I and others will benefit from you sharing this information. Best of luck to you on your investments going forward. At least you have stopped the bleeding and have learne...more
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