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How to Set Up a 401(k)

How to Set Up a 401(k)

How to set up a 401(k)  Daniel Kahneman, a Psychologist, won the Nobel Prize in Economics. He became fascinated by why people make personal finance and investing decisions, and it motivated him to focus his research on it. After releasing his results, he made...

What is Success? Thoughts on How to Become Successful

What is Success? Thoughts on How to Become Successful

What is success and how to become successful are big, important questions that, up until recently, I didn’t spend much time thinking about.  Don’t get me wrong, working hard and wanting success have constantly been on my mind my entire life. I just never took the...

Steps to Success: What it Means to Level Up

Steps to Success: What it Means to Level Up

What if there were steps to success you could follow that would take you to the level above the one you’re at? What if you could then lock in your gains and make that level your new normal?  Would you take those steps?   There’s a lot of talk these days...

Vision Board Examples: Taking Inspired Action to Reach Your Goals

Vision Board Examples: Taking Inspired Action to Reach Your Goals

Having some vision board examples can help make creating your own vision board more real and accessible.   What is a vision board? Creating a vision board involves the process of thinking about and visualizing what you want in a certain area of your life,...

Four Big Money Mistakes and What to Do When You Make Them

Four Big Money Mistakes and What to Do When You Make Them

There are big money mistakes and small money mistakes.  There are good mistakes and bad mistakes.   Good mistakes are the ones we learn, get better, and move on from.  Bad mistakes are the ones we seem doomed to make over and over again. ...

Is My 401k to Expensive?  How Do I Know?  Is it Important to Know?

Is My 401k to Expensive? How Do I Know? Is it Important to Know?

Odds are that the fees and expenses inside your 401(k) account aren’t top of mind for you, at least I hope they’re not.   That being said, they play an important role in the success of your eventual retirement so it’s important to be aware of them and if...

Is it too Late to Start Saving?

Is it too Late to Start Saving?

Is it ever too late to start saving?  Maybe, but probably not.  If you have one year before retirement, you’re in trouble.  If you have five years or more, you can accomplish what it will take to retire using the steps below.   I’m a big...

How Do I Save Money?

How Do I Save Money?

“How do I have a great relationship with my significant other?”  “How do I lose 25 pounds?” Questions like these are hard to answer.  Behind my keyboard, the answers are simple.  For example, it’s easy to say, if you want to increase your savings, spend...

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