Don’t Ignore Your Credit Score
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by Chris Mamula
6d ago
Anti-debt guru Dave Ramsey is the introductory point to personal finance for many people. His one size fits all rules provide the simplicity needed to dig themselves out of debt. His recommendation to completely avoid credit can be a reasonable approach until you learn to use it responsibly.  Most of us can use credit responsibly... The post Don’t Ignore Your Credit Score appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?
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by David Champion
2w ago
For those of us who have a home mortgage, paying it off may not be an option. Either you lack sufficient cash, or retiring the mortgage early would leave you cash poor and vulnerable. Even for those of us who do have the means, the decision whether to pay off the mortgage is unclear. We... The post Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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March 2024 Best of the Web
Can I Retire Yet?
by Chris Mamula
2w ago
This month’s resources start by exploring the impact of rising interest rates on your retirement planning. We’ll also contrast the difference between investing and speculating. Articles from people on both sides of the work/retirement decision question whether early retirement should be the goal. We’ll explore expert insights on lowering your tax burden and retirement planning.... The post March 2024 Best of the Web appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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The Role of Financial Advice in Early Retirement
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by Chris Mamula
1M ago
Today’s post is written by Jeremy Zuke, one of my financial planning colleagues at Abundo Wealth. Jeremy achieved financial independence in 2022 and left a corporate marketing job to pursue work he is passionate about.  A longtime Boglehead and hater of fees, he joined Abundo (with a nudge from me!) to further the mission of... The post The Role of Financial Advice in Early Retirement appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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Use IRS Free File to Save Money at Tax Time
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by David Champion
1M ago
With tax season upon us, it seems like a good time to share a resource that can save you hundreds of dollars on tax preparation and filing fees. It’s called IRS Free File, and it’s available to taxpayers whose adjusted gross income (AGI) is $79,000 a year or less. I used IRS Free File for... The post Use IRS Free File to Save Money at Tax Time appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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February 2024 Best of the Web
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by Chris Mamula
1M ago
This month’s resources explore the benefits of utilizing tax-deferred accounts as well as the potential upsides and challenges of later converting to Roth. Resources will challenge you to think about aging well at the individual and societal level. I also have an interesting take on the challenging marketplace for homeowner insurance. I’ll share a few... The post February 2024 Best of the Web appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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Protecting Financial Assets from Fraud, Theft, and Scams (Part 2)
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by David Champion
2M ago
In a previous post I applied the 80-20 rule to the realm of cybersecurity. My aim was to motivate you to take action to protect yourself from identity theft and/or financial loss. I proposed that you can achieve a great deal of protection with a minimum of effort. Specifically, I urged you to freeze your... The post Protecting Financial Assets from Fraud, Theft, and Scams (Part 2) appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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Protecting Yourself from Fraud, Theft, and Scams (Part 1)
Can I Retire Yet?
by Chris Mamula
2M ago
Last month, I published a guest post from David Champion about the benefits he’s derived from gamifying his retirement spending. A discussion developed in the comments related to the challenge of securing your online accounts. David was a software engineer before retiring early. In addition to the expertise his background provides, he’s spent time and... The post Protecting Yourself from Fraud, Theft, and Scams (Part 1) appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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Should Bitcoin ETFs Change Your Investment Strategy?
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by Chris Mamula
3M ago
After months of speculation, last week the SEC approved spot Bitcoin ETFs. In the months prior to the approval, Bitcoin reentered the public consciousness. Its price jumped by over 60% in just under three months. Simultaneously, I’ve been noticing a resurgence in interest in Bitcoin in personal finance circles. SEC approval makes trading Bitcoin more... The post Should Bitcoin ETFs Change Your Investment Strategy? appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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My Investment Portfolio: 2024
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by Darrow Kirkpatrick
3M ago
The past year was a good one for most investors. All of the holdings in my retirement portfolio were up, many of them by double digits. Stock funds were the stars, but my bond funds did decently, gold posted a strong year, and even cash got into the act with measurable returns. By contrast, 2022... The post My Investment Portfolio: 2024 appeared first on Can I Retire Yet ..read more
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