Pension Options: A Future in the Sun

The connotations of the word pension can sometimes be construed as a little soft and fluffy. To many it evokes images of people who, having been issued a bus pass, are happy to spend their time in the garden or in tearooms – wrong! Today’s retirees consist of a broad and dynamic demographic, many of who are looking for adventure and have the money to find it. It is, perhaps, time we refreshed...
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How to Get Your First Job As A Teenager: 6 Steps to Success

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Follow these steps and you will soon you’re only worry will be which job you want to accept.   Anyone can land a great job just by following these proven steps.  And by anyone – that includes you!  It’s time to use your MacBook Pro for something actually professional.    1) Create a Resume and List of References – You may not think at this age your resume would be a blank page but...
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How Much You’ll Save by Graduating Early from College: Part 2

Here we continue our plan for early graduation and the ultimate prize of $1,759,614.15! Let’s move into step 5. Step 5: Rack up credits!Overload classes. At most schools you need to have a certain GPA before you can take on extra courses, usually like a 3.7. If you feel you can handle the extra courses, by all means, take them. It’s laughable when people only take 11 credit hours a semester...
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How Much Should I Have Saved for Retirement by Age 30?

With my husband recently turning 30, and my 30th birthday coming up in about a year, I started to think of what we needed to accomplish in order to get our finances in order. We’ve worked on paying off debt aggressively, have opened several savings accounts for a variety of purposes (Christmas, Emergency Fund, New Car Fund, etc), and have been contributing to retirement. But we have no retirement...
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How Much You’ll Save by Graduating Early from College (And How I Did It)

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$1,759,614.15 That’s your prize money for graduating one year early from college!  If that amount of cash doesn’t get you jacked then you need to check your pulse! Nearly 50% of your $100,000 can be had simply by graduating with a bachelor’s degree at age 21!  Graduating at 21 means you will have one full working year before reaching age 22.  $44,928 is the average starting salary of a typical...
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