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The unsung role of budget planning in retirement

ChFC, president, Associates, Financial Dynamics, and Isaac Wright •

Sometimes, the little things make a big difference. You probably remember the proverb about how for want of a nail, eventually, the kingdom was lost. As you edge toward retirement, you don’t want to lose your kingdom because of a detail you hadn’t figured on. Budgets and expense planning can be that overlooked little thing.


31 days to financial independence (day 14): Trimming your spending – entertainment

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

  Last time, we continued looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that category. Here’s the “average American family budget” Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602Insurance (including things like pensions) – $5,528Debt Payments