Set It and Forget It: Advice for Investing in Your 20s

Set it and Forget it Advice for Investing in Your 20s

  I participate in a number of online question and answer forums that cover a host of personal finance topics. In general, individuals write in requesting answers to their topic and everyone else chimes in with their perspective. Over the last couple of weeks, there were a couple of instances where the topic of discussion […]

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Take Control of Your Finances in Three Months – The Looking Back, Looking Forward Conundrum

Are you struggling with debt? Trying to save money? Sick of living paycheck to paycheck? What if it was possible to take control of your finances in three months? What if you could shift, or “move the ball” to change your perspective on money and alter things for the rest of your life.     Like […]

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Online Fraud and Your Checking Account – How to Minimize Credit Card Fraud

online fraud

  Prior to the 2016 Christmas holiday, I received a notification from my credit card company that they were tracking some suspicious card activity on my account. I immediately logged into my account and found over $500 in unauthorized charges being made for everything from household decorations to shoes. I contacted the online fraud department […]

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What is a Certificate of Deposit (CD)? How Do CD’s Work?

What is a Certificate of Deposit

Certificates of Deposit or CD’s are offered by most financial institutions (banks, credit unions…) as a product to provide you with interest rates that are generally higher than a traditional savings account. Unlike a savings account where you can move money in and out of the account, CD’s will require you to commit to a […]

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund – Successful Money Management Tip

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

  Are you wondering why you should have an emergency fund? I am sure you’ve heard it many times before, it’s considered one of the most important aspects of successful money management – having an emergency fund. An emergency fund is where you stash cash so you’re prepared for those unexpected emergencies that life throws […]

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Learn How to Invest – 3 Steps to Start Investing Email Course

Learn How to Invest

If you’ve never considered managing your own investments, or pondered the thought of trying to comprehend the world of investing, it’s probably because of two main reasons. First, all the jargon, cryptic terminology, opinions and investment solutions make the subject confusing. So confusing you may not be sure where to even begin. Or maybe it’s […]

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Simple Investing – The Effect of Compounding Interest or Rate of Return

Effect of Compounding Interest

  It’s probably the single most important mathematical concept to understand about investing. The effect compounding interest or a rate of return has on your money over time. It’s important because it can significantly change your perspective on how much money you invest, where you invest and how soon you should start. When I was […]

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How to Start Investing in Mutual Funds

How to Start Investing in Mutual Funds

  For most the term investing can often conjure up images of complex algebraic math equations – i.e. the jargon feels too complex to understand, or navigating all the different options and opinions can feel like you’re walking through a maze – you’re not sure which way to go. The reality is investing and the retirement […]

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Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities.

Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities

I am often asked about the Filling The Pig mantra “Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities”, what does it really mean? The dictionary defines Lifestyle and Opportunities like this. Lifestyle – the way in which a person or group lives. Opportunity (plural opportunities), – a set of circumstances that makes something possible. From a FTP perspective […]

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Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Who has the best identity theft protection services? I have written previously about my experiences with credit card fraud and provided my recommendations on how you can actively monitor your credit card transactions by lowering your transaction threshold to receive email alerts. Although credit card fraud is one area of concern when you think about […]

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