Take Control of Your Finances

Whether you admit it or not, you love being in control. From personal relationships to personal finances, being in the driver’s seat is ideal. So, why don’t more people do it? Why are so many people being controlled by friends, family, or co-workers as well as their finances?

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Special Guest Kim Blanton From The Squared Away Blog

This is one of our best podcasts to date! We’re joined by Kim Blanton, a veteran financial writer and reporter, who runs the Squared Away Blog. Her blog is so awesome, when I ran across it I did everything I could to get her on our show and she graciously agreed.

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Alternative Investments

Now more than ever people are looking for a safer alternative investment to what they currently have. They want an alternative investment to whatever is not currently working for them. Let’s take a look at some of these investments that you may or may not be using and see if we can find an alternative…

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The 401(k) Versus a 457 Plan and What Does Roth Mean Anyway

We recently received a question from one of our podcast listeners about the difference between a couple government sponsored retirement plans and what the effects of a Roth retirement account would be.  Just a warning I’m going to be throwing around a lot of numbers in this post but I’ll try and keep it organized.…

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Retirement Savings

Stop. If you are following the wall street mentality to retire, you may be in for a shock. Many of these investments have failed the very people who rely on them, and are only making the banks and fund managers rich…not the investors. In fact, many retirement savings vehicles provided by wall street pay the…

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Where Do You Put The Majority Of Your Retirement Savings?

A recent retirement poll, conducted on Linkedin, illustrates an overwhelming 57% of people still have the majority of their dollars in mutual funds and stocks. Listen in as Jake, Josh, and Nick try to decide why people are still relying on mutual funds and stocks to grow their hard earned dollars.

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IRA Alternatives

If you are like thousands of Americans you are working hard to save money for retirement in an IRA, 401(K) or other government sponsored plan. I would also imagine that you are sick and tired of watching your hard earned money disappear before your eyes. So what is the alternative? You may have been told…

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401k’s Should Not Be Required, Sorry MSN

“It’s time to make the 401k mandatory, with every employer offering a plan and both employer and employee required to contribute.” This little ditty comes from www.msn.com, and although I know their intentions are good, this is an idea that has been perpetuated for quite some time, and it’s time to take a deeper look…

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