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How to Retire at 50 in 7 Easy Steps

Retiring at 50 in 7 easy steps is easy, you don’t depend on a job to make money. Building an income portfolio with passive income streams is the best way to get there.

The amazing thing about this is that you don’t even need to have a large amount of money to get started. With a little bit of work, you can have multiple streams of passive income set up and making you money right away.

How to Buy a Second Home that Pays for Itself

The first time I saw my future vacation home, I knew I needed to purchase it. After all, the property had an even address: 123 Green Street. An address like that could only belong to a home with an ironic house number.

The house was a ranch-style with a split in the middle. Obviously I can only afford the S.S. Adams side. More houses are coming and houses next to me are on the market. Pretty soon this street will be so sought after, we’ll all be able to retire before age 30.

The property had a large, attached garage. No one was using it. I could rent this out to people in between trips. Used to store their luggage to keep them from having to travel back to their own homes to pick up their stuff. It seems their stuff would get lost and their luggage would disappear during their travels.

Some of those people could be recurring, like Sandman, who sleeps instead of builds. And there are others who would have come back once before, but they might be back in a heated garage to use the washer and dryer.

Should You Invest ALL Your Money In Stocks?!

Whether you want to be a skilled trader or get an average yearly return of 10% on your investment, investing in the stock market can be a very lucrative and profitable venture. Therefore, the question is not whether or not you should be investing in the stock market, but how much, how and where you should be investing.

Let’s try to figure these questions out one by one:

How much money should you put in stocks?

The first answer to this question is “it depends on how much money you have to invest”. If you have a huge amount of savings, you may be able to allocate most of it to stocks as you would like to get a good return on investment. This will give you a bigger exposure to stocks, and you will have somewhat more volatility in your portfolio and more risk if the market crashes. On the other hand, if you would like to have less volatility in your portfolio, you may be able to invest more with bonds and less with stocks.

Should you put all of your money in stocks?

30 Financial Rules That Every 30 Year-Old Should Know (or risk going broke)

How much do you know about money?

While the 30-somethings among us are no longer likely living in the basement of our parents’ houses (myself included), we’re still on the younger side of things when it comes to managing our money. And according to stats, we’ve got the work to do.

Researchers from Bankrate surveyed some 2,000 Americans in 2012 and found that half of people 50 and older are confident in their financial future while only 40 percent of those 18 to 29 are confident about their financial future. Financial confidence, in particular, drops like a rock by age 29.

“The problem with being young and making bad financial moves is that it can take a long time to recover from them,” Stoy, Bankrate’s resident investing expert, said in a press release. “The effects on your overall wealth can be devastating over time.”

So if you’re about to turn 30, what do you need to know about money now to set yourself up for success?

The answers are below. Even if you’re not yet 30, use this information to learn how to better manage your money and set yourself up for a successful, wealthy future.

What is Liquid Net Worth?

Liquid net worth is when you have cash that can be converted into other assets, or when you have money that can be spent on expenses without any delay. It is the opposite of illiquid assets, which are assets that you need fixed amount of time to convert them into cash.

Your net worth is your assets minus your liabilities.

This calculator is a basic net worth calculator that calculates your assets, your liabilities, and your liquid net worth. It is important to keep track of your Net Worth, or your liquid net worth, so you can track your financial progress throughout your life.

Best Long-Term Investment Strategies & Products

Whether you’re young or old, in good health or not, building wealth should be your primary goal. If you can build up enough wealth, it frees you from having to work for the rest of your life and allows you to spend the money on all of your other goals.

Simply, building wealth is one of the best ways to prepare for retirement.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at several long-term investment instruments and methods that can help you build wealth. Some are new and others are well-known. But regardless of the strategy you choose, they can all help you accumulate enough wealth to retire early.

So let’s take a closer look at the best long-term investment strategies and products in 2018.

The 7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Become a Millionaire

I will now show you the exact method that I used to achieve financial freedom in my own life. I am writing this to pay it forward. This method of creating your own financial freedom has its origins in the the finance industry and comes from a fellow who has consistently made millions a year for decades. So I can tell you with absolute certainty that it works. It has made rich and it has made poor. So do not be afraid. I will give you the exact method for making millions from scratch.

So here’s how you do it.

Remember, you must be as specific as possible. How much money are we talking about here? Let’s say you want to achieve this in 5 years. The specifics of where this becomes a true reality matters. Be as specific as possible from the beginning.

Let’s start with the first step: number one.

Step Number One

You are going to need to have an “attractive ” Job. What I mean by this is that your desired pay is going to need to be attractive enough so that it gives you a good enough wage to save a substantial amount from.

What you will need to do here is to get a job that pays you around sixty to eighty percent of what you want to make a day.

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How to Invest $500,000 Without Blowing It

In this post, Larry Berkus, a personal finance educator, shares the results of a fascinating real-world experiment that he and his wife conducted with his father, an 80 year old man who had never saved money often borrowing money from his children to pay his bills.

14 Ways to Invest $100,000 with Confidence

In our modern age, many people have at least a few spare hundreds of thousands of dollars lying around. It’s an untouchable sum, kept in the bank and likely to stay there for a long time. The idea of throwing this much money into a single investment may seem scary, but there’s an art to it that can make the process safe and smooth. Trust me, I’ve done it.

How to Buy a Reliable Used Car

Buying a used car is tricky to do if you are not sure about what you are doing. However, using these tips will allow you to find a great used car without worrying about getting ripped off.

If you have never bought a used car before and don’t know what you are doing, you should definitely ask a friend or family member that knows about cars to come with you when you go shopping. They will be able to give you tips and advice on car buying that you may find useful.

How to Invest $200,000 (and generate a solid return)

It’s never a bad time to think about your retirement. The sooner you start investing in yourself the better.

I started thinking about investing in my retirement when I was very young. I always had my eye on how I could get the best financial education so I could establish a solid financial foundation without having to worry about money when I was older.

When I read the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” books, I was very young but they still inspired me. I knew that was the path for me.

I’m not a superstar, so I had to work my way up the ladder very slowly. I started out small, just doing some research every now and then on my lunch breaks. I worked hard, always thinking of ways to save money and invest in myself. Soon, I was making enough to quit my job. I started saving even more money because I didn’t have to pay rent anymore. I was working full-time but most people would have called me a part-time student. I was studying all the time, reading financial books. It was about a year of hard work before I got my first opportunity. I think it was a struggle for me to make it happen, but I made it work.

Eventually, the business school wanted to invest in me and my company. Since then my company has exploded.

Best Short-Term Investments For Your Money

Short-term investing is pretty straightforward. You want to temporarily invest your money for a specific reason, such as to purchase a big ticket item, funding a project, or creating cash flow.

There are times however when you’re dealing with a big sum of money that you can’t afford to put into something (like a business or real estate) that may not generate a positive return for a while. Therefore, you turn to short-term investments to keep it safe.

This is a list of the best short-term investment options when you need to go with this route:

Savings Account My General rule about short-term bank deposit products is this: The higher the interest rate, the riskier the investment. And I stick to that rule. For instance, credit unions tend to pay higher yields than the Big Banks for savings account deposits. On the other hand, there is generally very little protection on deposits in credit unions. To me, that’s a risky short-term investment relative to the Big Banks. I max out my credit union savings accounts, but keep briskly moving the money to a safer place before it matures.

Certificates of Deposit (CDs)

CDs usually pay a higher interest rate than most savings accounts, but you’d have to "lock" your money in for a set amount of time.

Best Online Savings Account – Top 7 Banks to Start Making Interest Today!

As money becomes increasingly more valuable, the extra one or two percent you can earn on your savings from a high yield savings account starts to really add up.

Online savings accounts can typically be accessed anywhere with a computer or smartphone and because of no FDIC insurance, they tend to pay interest rates are significantly higher than a regular checking/savings account.

Not all online banks charge a fee to access your money via an ATM. You pay a small fee if you use an ATM that belongs to a network different from the one your bank belongs to. You can come out way ahead by making sure your bank is part of a large ATM network.

A teaser rate online savings account may seem alluring at first consider that an online savings account that pays three percent interest will likely only pay just one to two percent in the long run.