Financial Planning

Standing up your “money dummy”: How a personal financial model helps you own your future

It’s no secret many workers hate their jobs – so it’s no wonder the FIRE movement has gotten so much attention – even its own movie! However, two recent posts on Reddit’s Financial Independence forum highlight our job-hating emotions perfectly: “The only reason I am interested in FIRE is I HATE my job”  describes one individual’s …

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Get Thee to School!

We’re partnering with Montana Money Adventures to bring you Money Coach School – and it’s now OPEN! What is Money Coach School? It’s for people who love personal finance and want help others make progress on their personal financial journey – it’s everything you need to get started building a business or a passion-project you love! What’s Covered? There …

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Becoming the Landlord: Advice and Insight to Generate Income from Rentals

There are a lot of ways to make side-income in the modern world, and rental property is – how do you say – a classic. For many, it may seem daunting or scary, but it’s easier than ever to own and rent-out property. Technology has made researching, acquiring, and advertising real estate more streamlined and more transparent …

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Tax Reform with OnTrajectory

A couple weeks ago, the president signed into law H.R. 1 (originally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”). This leaves some of us wondering what the impact will be to our own tax situation. Money Help Center has put together a Trump Tax Reform Calculator to estimate how the legislation would affect you …

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October Update: New OnTrajectory Features

OnTrajectory has two new features this month: Updating Progress & Cost Basis 1. Updating Progress While you’ve been able to track your Progress over time in OnTrajectory, we’ve revised the math behind the “Future Projection” of that progress. Previously, only the total between your Trajectory and Progress was considered. Now, we consider each Account’s “% Growth” rate individually, meaning more accurate future projections. We’ve also made the interface more informative …

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The Gateway Drug of Personal Financial Planning

You’re just cruising down the internet minding your own business. Maybe you’re doing some window shopping, and an attractive loan interest rate catches your eye – 2.9%. Oh,  hell yeah! So, you quickly look around and nearby you see a nice, professional-looking calculator offering to crunch monthly payment options for you – and it let’s you …

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Beware the Easy-to-Find Tools

Type “Retirement Calculator” into Google and look at the top 5 results – you’ll see tools from: CNN Money BankRate.com Charles Schwab Bloomberg Business Vanguard They all look something like this: And here’s what they all have in common: You must forecast saving the exact same every year until you retire. Can you factor in a few …

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Reading money tips not enough: How can you incorporate good financial habits to save more?

This is contributed by Patricia Sanders. According to a recent survey conducted by gobankingrates in 2015, almost 62% of Americans’ savings account is not fattened enough. They have less than $1,000 in the savings account that is not enough for securing financial future. The survey reveals that most of the Americans save a very little amount …

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