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Making a penny these days costs more than one penny. That's right, the U.S. Mint estimates that the cost of each coin is about 1.7 cents.Follow every penny, quarter and dollar you spend with our cashflow analysis →
Richard Jenkins, financial journalist and author of A Simpler Way to Save: the 60% Solution advocates: 60% of your income goes to fixed expenses: - Housing - Utilities - Groceries - Transportation 10% to retirement savings 10% to long-term savings 10% to short-term savings 10% “fun money” for activities, trips, or other infrequent splurgesHow to Make A Budget: The 60% Solution Explained →
6 retirement strategies that don't get talked about enoughJason Heath: These alternative strategies can help you achieve the best retirement possible →
"Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip."
- John Locke
No one is immune to errors, including the best investors in the world. Fortunately, investing mistakes can provide valuable lessons over time, providing investors an opportunity to gain insights into investing—and build more resilient portfolios.20 Investment Mistakes to Avoid →
The Fear and Greed Index is a tool developed by CNN (yes, the news network) to help gauge what factors are driving the stock market at a given time.Guide to the Fear and Greed Index →
How to talk to your parents about their money. There comes a time when it's the kid's turn to take care of mom and dad. Here's how to broach this sensitive subject with your parents.Life Kit NPR: Yes, end-of-life planning is a tough subject. How to talk to your parents about it →
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