Life Insurance vs Investing More in Your 401(k)

Life Insurance vs Investing More in Your 401(k)

Are you better off putting extra money into your 401(k) instead of purchasing a life insurance policy? While investing in your 401(k) is a must if you want to retire, leaving your family without life insurance can impact them greatly if you die prematurely. Here’s how it works. The Problem: Life Insurance or 401(k)? Today’s…
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Rainy Day Fund

Rainy Day Fund

There’s a lot of anxiety and tension that came with the current global pandemic: Compulsively washing your hands Being holed up in your home Disinfecting everything that comes through your front doorway Anxiously waiting for your Federal stimulus money Despite all this, there is one thing I don’t have to worry about: having cash. That’s…
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Are ETFs better than Mutual Funds?

Are ETFs better than Mutual Funds?

Some people argue that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are always better than mutual funds. But is this true? It’s time to set the record straight. Let’s clear the air surrounding this wonderful investment vehicle: the good ol’ mutual fund. If you have always wanted to know the difference between mutual funds and ETFs, you will enjoy…
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No One Knows What’s Going to Happen & That’s OK

No One Knows What’s Going to Happen & That’s OK

Recently, I was excited to attend an investor meetup – remotely, of course. (Aren’t Zoom meetings great?) I was looking forward to socializing and talking nerdy money stuff with friends. Alas, after the excitement wore off, I left the discussion slightly disappointed. Here’s why: To clarify, this was a mostly amateur investor club. But, these…
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5 Things Retirees Need to Know About the CARES Act

5 Things Retirees Need to Know About the CARES Act

Today we are sharing a summary of the CARES Act (a.k.a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security Act). It was passed by the U.S. Government on March 26th, 2020 and it’s the largest economic stimulus bill in history. The CARES Act provides financial support for: Individuals & Families Small Businesses Corporations Healthcare Providers State Governments…
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How Much Can I Withdraw from My Investments?

How Much Can I Withdraw from My Investments?

Throughout your career, you’ve diligently socked away money so you are able to enjoy your dream retirement. Now that you are getting closer and cementing your exit strategy you may be wondering, “How much money can I take from my investment portfolio?” This is a question we get asked all the time. It’s natural to…
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3 Reasons Why Buying a Home in San Diego is a Bad Idea

3 Reasons Why Buying a Home in San Diego is a Bad Idea

Today I’m sharing three reasons why buying a home in San Diego is a bad idea.  Let me begin by saying: “I love getting a good deal.” That’s why I shop at Costco, put low-ball offers on used items on eBay, and scrounge Craigslist for free stuff. I do this because I know that I have…
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