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Here’s how much money you really need to retire

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The venerable 4% rule isn’t as unassailable as many people think (as Ben Le Fort points out in this article). Image Credit: Prostock-Studio / istockphoto. Definitions and …

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7 big mortgage mistakes (and how to avoid them)

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Although mortgage interest rates have recently pulled back some, they’re still historically low. When rates were lower yet, I decided to refinance the mortgage on our home. …

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7 distractions that could hurt your investments

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  I was in my early 30s and finally managed to scrape enough money together to start investing. I picked a high-flying mutual fund from PBHG. For a while, …

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3 super simple ways to set the right financial goals

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  If you want to succeed in business, you need to set financial goals. But more than that, you need to set the right ones. How …

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How to calculate your personal inflation rate

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  There’s no two ways about it. Prices are moving up … for some things, by over 50% in the past year! A handy website shows the history …

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Inflation isn’t going anywhere. Which price increases really hurt you most?

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks thousands of prices and folds them all into a weighted average they call the consumer price index, or …

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5 ways credit cards can help you get out of debt faster

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  Disclaimer: In order to make Wealthtender free for our readers, we earn money from advertisers including financial professionals who pay to be featured on our platform. …

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Figure out how much you need to retire in 9 steps

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I love simplicity. But sometimes, even if you avoid the trap of over-simplifying things, the simple answer is far from easy. Case in point: the $1,000-a-month savings retirement rule.  If …

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Common budgeting mistakes you should avoid at all costs

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We had just moved to the U.S. Both of us were 30, and we had two toddlers. We needed to have enough money to buy a used …

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Maybe you don’t need a big emergency fund after all

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How much you need in a designated emergency fund depends on many factors, not least of which is your level of non-discretionary expenses.