Finance

These 5 Things Could Derail Your Finances If You Retire Early

The Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE) movement is hot right now. People working toward FIRE are hoping to retire in their 40s and, in some cases, even their 30s and, while the focus of FIRE is to produce financial freedom and not ascribe to a strict definition of the term "retired," it is a tantalizing goal many find worth chasing. However, if not properly planned, early retirement can be more of a burden than freedom. The earlier you retire, the longer your money has to last. Your life mitigation plan also has to be more solid and thorough than those who retire at the standard age. Below are 5 things that could derail your finances if you retire early.

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How To Become A Stock Market Millionaire – Part 1: (The Plan)

Becoming a stock market millionaire is much easier than you think because if you take about an hour or two of your time now to create an investment strategy, you are 95% of the way to becoming a stock market millionaire. So what exactly do you need to know to become a stock market millionaire? I’ve outlined all the steps below to help you build your wealth in the stock market.

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Should You Buy A Home Instead Of Paying Rent?

There's a lot of pressure to buy a home instead of paying rent. While there are some very valid financial arguments for homeownership buying a home isn't the best choice for everyone so, in response to all those friends/acquaintances who say, "Why are you renting a home? You should be buying! Don't you know you're just throwing your money away?" here are 8 retorts for those house-shamers in your life.

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What You Need To Know About Your FICO Score

FICO scores are the most widely used credit scores in the U.S. According to myFICO.com, 90% of the top U.S. lenders access these scores to make important credit decisions. This article presents the 5 factors used to determine your FICO score and where (and at what cost) to get such information.

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8 Types Of Stock Fraud + How To Spot Scams & How To Avoid Them

Claims about guaranteed returns or “can’t miss” opportunities but opportunities that are too good to be true must pass the smell test and, most of the time, if you do your homework, they fail with flying colors. There are many different varieties of stock fraud to recognize, and they all have distinct characteristics that make them unique.

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