The “Financial Independence, Retire Early” (FIRE) movement has been gaining notoriety lately, often for the way its proponents claim to debunk the assumptions of certain high-profile financial planning gurus.
Notwithstanding the stock market’s recent volatility, we have seen some strong returns from equities, if we take a historical viewpoint. After losing 37 percent of its value during 2008, the S&P 500 returned an average of 15.62 percent for the next nine years.
We generally assume that high-achieving people have made sacrifices in order to obtain success. But what, exactly, did they sacrifice? A recent article in Forbes magazine lists 18 things that high-achieving people routinely give up—and some of them may surprise you.
Anyone who has ever been in psychological counseling knows the mantra: Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward solving it.
Most of us have seen some version of the motto stitched on a cap, printed on a coffee mug, or slapped on a bumper sticker: “No boss, No schedule, No pressure, No money, RETIRED!” Especially amid the tension of a busy and stressful work week, many of us sometimes idealize retirement as a time to slow down, sleep late, set your own
We’ve all heard the saying that only two things are certain: death and taxes. And despite the universal truth of this statement, none of us really enjoys discussing either one, right?
We have written previously about the importance of assessing the value of a financial adviser.
Student loan interest rates, both for loans taken directly by students and for Parent PLUS loans taken by parents on their students’ behalf, went up for the 2018-19 academic year. The rate hike is a result of the U.S.
According to the most recent report from the College Board, the average annual cost of a college education in the United States ranges from $20,770 at a public university (for in-state students) to $46,950 at a private college.
Since last year’s disastrous breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies, many people have become more concerned than ever about the safety of their personal financial information, their Social Security account, their private health information, and other sensitive data that is frequently targeted by hackers.