Thursday , 24 January 2019


Finance

Time vs. Money: What Are the Differences By Age & Country?

Every individual person has their own unique set of values when it comes to how they approach their lifestyle and career. Most people have a viewpoint on the inherent trade-off between time and money, as well as whether these precious resources should be used to seek out experiences or buy possessions. Today’s chart uses data from a global survey of 22,000 internet users in 17 different countries by GfK Global. We’ll first look at the U.S. data with a focus on generational differences, and then we’ll present the international data on how this trade-off between time and money manifests itself between countries.

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401k Vesting: 4 Critical Things You Need To Know

Contributing to your 401k plan is critical for affording your retirement. In many cases you also get an employer match. Unfortunately, that money is not always yours right away but 401k vesting schedules allow this become a possibility. So what are 401k vesting schedules? How do they work? This article walks you through the ins and outs of 401k vesting schedules so you won’t be surprised when you encounter them.

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10 Money Rules Every Working Adult Should Know

The media, money gurus, investment firms — they all have a way of making the world of personal finance seem hopelessly complex. We've all seen otherwise competent, capable adults go crossed-eyed when the topic of money management comes up. Don't be intimidated by the talking heads and conflicting advice, though. The most valuable rules are usually the simplest to understand. Here are the 10 money rules every working adult should know.

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Attention Job-Hoppers: Here’s How To Keep Up With Your Retirement Savings

It's very common these days for young people to move from job to job. The days of sticking with a company for decades and earning a big pension are over. Thankfully, 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts allow workers to switch jobs without losing their retirement savings, but it's still possible for all that job-hopping to disrupt your ability to save. If you do switch jobs regularly, there are some sensible things you can do to ensure that your retirement plan stays on track. Here are 7 things to consider doing.

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The Pension Time Bomb

Are governments making promises about pensions that they might not be able to keep? Today’s infographic comes to us from Raconteur, and it illuminates a growing problem attached to an aging population (and those that will be supporting it).

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Too Much Cash Could Hurt Your Savings For Retirement

Cash is the snake oil of investing. It feels good for a while and it sounds like a reasonable fix, but it does absolutely nothing for you and, over time, it will give you one hell of a hangover. At best, it’s a false sense of security. As the volatility in the market pushes more people to sell, the amount we are holding is exploding and, as we age, this situation becomes increasingly threatening to our security.

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Take A Look: Cash Is King – At Least For the Moment

Cash is king. At least for the moment. In the first quarter of 2018, short-term Treasury bills finished higher while both the S&P 500 and 10-Year Treasury bond declined. The greatest fear among many investors is that this trend will continue. Is this a rational fear? How often has cash outperformed stocks and bonds historically? Let’s take a look.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Today’s infographic from BestAccountingSchools provides an introductory guide to cryptocurrencies, and it highlights the history, important terms, and statistics about the crypto space. It also profiles some of the pioneers that made it all happen.

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Answers To 7 Tough Questions About Dealing With Debt

We've all heard the tales of financial woe that befall people who fail to pay their debt, die without a will, or go through a nasty divorce but what is the truth?...[This article answers] some of your most pressing debt questions. As always, it's important that you do your own research — each situation is different and laws and regulations change on a case-by-case basis. This is just your jumping off point. Now, let's get started.

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