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Retire in Style Outside the US

Here's an interesting piece from the Detroit News. It details people who are retiring outside the US. Why are they doing this? Here are the highlights: “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off my Social Security,” she said. […]

Straying from the Herd

The following is a guest post by Chris Cagle from Retirement Stewardship.  If you read the financial press or investing blogs these days, you are sure to see an article about how the stock market has risen to record highs. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of February 27

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Reach Financial Independence lists three things that allowed a reader to retire with millions in the bank. ESI Money continues his interviews with millionaires. […]

No Matter How Much You Make, You Can Spend It All

I love Denzel Washington! He's probably in my top five leading actors of all time along with Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Pratt. Ok, I know that's more than five. And I've probably left some out. :) Anyway, I was thrilled to watch this interview Denzel did with 60 Minutes at the end of last year. But the end of it gave me pause. […]

Top 10 Things Americans Wasted Money on in 2016

Dave Ramsey lists the top 10 things Americans wasted money on in 2016 as follows: 1. Student loans.2. Smartphone apps.3. Gym memberships.4. Daily coffee trips.5. Car payments.6. Car leases.7. Car wash upgrades.8. Lottery tickets.9. Timeshares.10. Shipping charges. Here's where I net out on these: 1. I borrowed $5k from my grandmother which got me all the way through to my MBA. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of February 20

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Equities suggests we buy a house under our price cap. Centsibly Rich asks if frugal living is a sacrifice. Money Boss tells how to set good goals. The Green Swan says the government doesn't want you to retire early. ESI Money says that many "experts" aren't really experts. Finally, my book of the week is The Richest Man in Babylon One of […]

Best Cities to Buy a Home

Go Banking Rates lists the best cities in each state to buy a home. You can browse the list to see which ones you like, but I want to note that I've lived in three of them: Colorado Springs, CO Cincinnati, OH Pittsburgh, PA Not only were these great places to live, but they were relatively inexpensive. […]

Some Things to Do When You Retire

Racing toward Retirement suggests some things you could do during retirement including: Hobbies Exercise Travel Volunteer New Career Learn something new As a relatively new retiree, here are my thoughts on these: I am spending some time on hobbies/fun activities. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of February 13

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Retire by 40 prefers DIY retirement planning. Mustard Seed Money budgets for a vacation. Lauren Greutman lists the five best ways to spend a tax refund.  Debt Roundup says to stop trying to take the easy road. A Wealth of Common Sense covers consistency and self-delusion. Finally, my book of the week is The Millionaire Next Door: The Sur […]

Nine Resume Killers

Business Insider lists nine resume killers as follows: Hobbies -- No one cares and they are a waste of time and space. Objective -- It's obvious what your objective it - to get the job you're applying for. Personal pronouns (I, me, my) -- It's understood the resume is about you. Irrelevant experience -- Just adds clutter. Images -- Tacky and distracting. Professional contact information -- […]