Saturday , 17 February 2018


Finance

Canada is a Great Place to Retire – Here’s Why

While [Green Valley] Arizona, [Naples] Florida, [Ajijic - Mexico or Mendoza - Argentina,] or some hidden island in a foreign land, might seem like the dream place to live out the end of one’s life, it turns out that Canadians just might be better off at home [and Americans and others should seriously consider emigrating to Canada sooner than later]. Here is a brief summary of the reasons why. Words: 842

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Want a Secure & Enjoyable Retirement? Here’s Exactly What to Do

Retirement planning is more intimidating for most than any other personal finance topic. We know we should be saving but not how much. We know it's important to use a tax-deferred account but not which one. Most devastatingly, we often leave saving itself completely up to chance trusting that we will have enough willpower to set money aside for 30-50 years. Luckily, finding a secure and enjoyable retirement need not be mysterious. Here's exactly what to do.

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Retirement Age Keeps Going Up – When Will You Retire?

Just 10 years ago, most Americans felt confident they'd hang up their hat by the time they turned 60. Now the average working stiff expects to retire at age 65 due to the housing crisis and credit crunch, among other nest egg busters....Experts are predicting that the trend will continue, thanks to the Great Recession so, for now, Americans are just focused on keeping their day jobs. When will you retire? Check out the graphic below to find out.

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What, and How Much, Should You Tell Children About Family Finances?

We’ve all been told that politics and religion are the most sensitive conversational topics, but if the recent T. Rowe Price 2012 Parents, Kids, and Money Survey study is any indication, perhaps we should add family finances to the list. According to the study, a shocking percentage of parents are routinely deceiving their children about money or, in some cases, failing to instill basic financial skills. Are you acting as a sound financial model to your children? Learn more from the informative infographic below.

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The History of Financial Transactions from Barter to M-Commerce

Throughout history humans have specialized in producing goods and figuring out ways to pay for them. This infographic shows how we began by bartering goods with each other, moved on to more sophisticated methods of payment like metal and paper currency, and finally, today, to making payments with credit cards and smartphones.

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The Top 10 Countries to Retire In – For Those on a Budget

Rising costs in the U.S. are driving more people to consider retirement in less expensive locales and the list of potential resting spots is long and varied. International Living compiles annual lists on the best places to hang the retired hat based on things like cost of living, ease of entry, healthcare, insurance and access to amenities, and the Top 10 for 2012 includes some old favorites as well as new picks. [Let's take a look.] Words: 950

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The True Cost of Car Ownership is….OUCH!

We all know that the true cost of a car doesn't end at it's purchase price but most people don't really know what the annual cost will actually amount to. The next time you are shopping for a car consider these additional costs.

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In Debt? Kick it to the Curb, Get Rich, and Start Living Life to the Fullest! Here’s How

If you’re among those struggling with debt and just want to be rid of it and move on with your life, it can be helpful to find some information and inspiration from others who are financial experts or people working to pay off substantial amounts of debt. You’ll find all of that, and more, in these inspirational personal finance blogs that can offer you advice, motivation, and guidance in paying down your debts so you can start putting that money to other uses. Words: 1010

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