Tag: retirement

A Love Letter to Millennials, From The Stock Market

Kicking off my investing series with this open letter from the Stock Market to you. Before we start to talk about the how, let’s address those rumors you’ve been hearing about the Stock Market’s behaviors.  Dear Millennials, While reading The

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Are You Your Parents’ Retirement Plan?

A perverse game gets played in my family. For lack of a formal name, let’s call it the Percentage Adjustment Game. In moments my younger sister or I do something to jokingly tick off my Dad (this could be as

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Leaving a Job? Here’s How to Rollover a 401(k)

Back in April I took a big career leap and left my steady desk job for the thrill of joining a start-up – where I still have a desk and a steady paycheck, but you know what I mean.  I

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Using My Major on Alicia Menendez Tonight

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to do something all college graduates dream of — use my major. Almost three years after graduation I had the opportunity to put that broadcast journalism training to good use while doing a segment

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A Q&A with Broke Millennial

Hi Loyal Readers and Newcomers, This week I’m taking a little detour. Next week we’ll be back to the important financial topics, but this week I asked for questions from readers. Now you can get a bit more of an

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An Impassioned Plea for Understanding Compound Interest

I hate math. I’m not talking about a vague dislike of x+y = z, we’re dealing with full-unadulterated hatred.  Frankly, I blame second grade. My teacher, Ms. Pruitt, insisted we memorize our multiplication tables from 0 through 12. She even

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Breaking Down 401(k) and IRAs, Millennial Style

Part II in my on-going series about retirement accounts. Read Part I here and Part III here. More than half of the American millennial population are in debt. Please, hold your gasps of disbelief. A week doesn’t pass without a

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A 401(k) Restored My Childhood Belief in Magic

Almost a year ago, I landed my first “career job.” After a year of barely making ends meet, it was a relief to have a small, but steady, paycheck. Even more exciting than the reliable paycheck was getting my first

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