If you’re on the fast track to retirement, you’re probably busy planning your new, post-work world. Perhaps you’re considering a stint as a volunteer, or ready to sit back and do nothing for a while. Maybe you’re seriously considering a round-the-world trip – you know, the type you could never take when you were working full-time.
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There are encouraging signs for women looking to start a small business. Take the results from American Express’ OPEN Forum 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Among the results: Businesses owned by women increased by 42 percent from 2007 to 2016. Women started 1,072 new businesses a day in that time span. There are more
With approximately 328 million active Twitter users, it’s safe to say that the popular social media platform is flooded by the thoughts and opinions of public figures, news channels, industry leaders, and more. In the entire Twittersphere, there are over 500 million tweets published DAILY, so it’s easy to be overlooked, no matter how cutting-edge
Budgets are often presented as being some kind of magical tool that people can use that will transform their day-to-day life from an ongoing slow-motion financial disaster into a debt eliminating and wealth building machine. Quite often, personal finance books and websites buy into this picture, too. They immediately suggest creating a budget for your
During a recent interview I did for an article at CBS MoneyWatch, the reporter took the conversation in an interesting and unexpected direction. She wanted to hear how I defined some terms that are often used in my writing and in the personal finance writing of others. The terms she fired off included frugal, cheap,
For an individual investor, finding the right financial professional can be a challenge. To start with, there’s the bewildering array of titles, including broker, adviser, planner, manager and even coach. And then there’s all those letters (RIA, CFP, CFA and so on) and numbers (Series 6, 7, 65 and 66) that represent certifications and licenses.