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11 Ways Retirement Has Changed Over the Last 25 Years

The only constant in life is change. But it’s shocking how quickly the notion of retirement has changed in recent memory. A century ago, there was no Social Security, Medicare, or health insurance. Pensions didn’t take off in the private sector until the Internal Revenue Act of 1921 made pension contributions tax-deductible for corporations. Fast-forward…

7 Tips for Home Fire Safety & Protection to Keep Your...

It’s the middle of the night, and a faint roaring, crackling sound has woken you from sleep. You smell smoke and open your bedroom door to investigate. Suddenly, you’re blasted with heat and the eerily bright orange light of a raging fire in the hallway. Would you know what to do in such a horrific…

5 Things to Do Next After Paying Off Your Student Loan...

I graduated with an MFA in 2008 and about $37,000 in debt from my master’s and undergrad programs combined. For the next few years, my student loans were a constant source of stress. I felt like I wasn’t making any progress on them. I was on an income-based repayment plan and not even paying the full…

Income Sharing Agreements (ISA): A New Way to Pay for College

America’s young people are drowning in student loan debt. According to a 2018 report from the Federal Reserve, 42% of all people who have attended college borrowed money to pay for it. The average American with outstanding student loans owes between $20,000 and $25,000 and makes payments of $200 to $300 per month. Worse still,…

10 Best Stock Market Investment News, Analysis & Research Sites

Retail investors have a wealth of information at their fingertips about the stock market. Some might say they have too much. All the investing-related noise out there is simply impossible for the average lay investor to process. This is especially true if you want to build and manage a diversified portfolio comprised mainly of individual…

Moving for a Job: Tax-Deductible Expenses & Relocation Assistance

Did you move to take a new job this year, or are you considering moving for work in the near future? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just over 10% of the more than 32 million people who relocated in 2018 did so because of a new job or job transfer. If you’re one of…