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This Financial Tool Can Help Protect You Against the Coming Crisis

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 12, 2020

A few years ago when my grandmother died, I had the task of going through her effects and selling off everything in the house. I was struck by a piece of paper. I still remember the day she signed it. It was a carbon copy receipt for a certificate of deposit she and my grandfather […]

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7 Simple Hacks to Add Value to Your Home While Sheltering in Place

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 9, 2020

COVID-19 is going to significantly alter how we live our lives. Some of these changes are relatively obvious and widely reported upon, such as increases in online shopping and working from home. But one change is being less widely discussed: how this situation is reshaping the way in which we perceive and use our living […]

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The 6-Step Guide to Building an Online Freelancing Career

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 7, 2020

Cruise through some of the profiles you find on freelancing websites such as Upwork or Fiverr and you will likely be amazed—maybe even a bit envious—of what you see. Freelancers living all over the world who are earning substantial incomes doing what they love. And by substantial, I mean high five figures and well into […]

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A Roadmap for Escaping the 9-to-5 Grind

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 6, 2020

If I see another email that starts “We’re living in strange times…” I’ll scream.  But, really, who would have guessed as we entered a brand-new decade that the good citizens of the world would be in lockdown mode, unable to leave their homes to contain a global pandemic.  For those of us nearing retirement age, […]

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3 Simple Ways You Can Earn Passive Income From Your Blog

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 29, 2020

If you’re looking to build a new, at-home income stream during these days of social distancing and sheltering in place, a blog is an exciting, enjoyable, and accessible option.  A blog is a great way to connect with people all around the world and share whatever it is you’re most passionate about. And while it […]

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A Lucrative Income in the e-Book Business

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 29, 2020

Back in 1996, my family and I were evicted from our home…in 1997, I made so little money that we qualified well below the U.S. poverty line. If you had told me back then that I’d be where I am today, I would have called you crazy. But by tapping into the world’s booming e-book […]

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A Stable Retirement Business in a Tropical Paradise

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 24, 2020

Tim Dwyer was born and raised on a farm just outside the town of Stratford in Ontario, Canada. In some ways, he had a typical agricultural upbringing, learning to milk cows and birth pigs. But he was also shaped by the outsized cultural resources in his local community. Though a small town with a modest […]

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The Savvy Strategy for Beating the COVID-19 Market Downturn

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 20, 2020

Anyone in a highly pressured situation can crack and make bad decisions. In 2008, when the stock market crashed and the S&P 500 dropped some 37%, I had a friend at Morgan Stanley who sold all his stocks after almost all of them had hit new lows. “I’ll never invest in the stock market again,” […]

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Why You Can Still “Retire” Early…Despite the Current Crisis

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 15, 2020

Interesting story from my backlog of reading…  We all clearly realize at this point that the coronavirus has not been kind to stock markets around the world, the global economy, jobs, various industries…not to mention health. As part of this mayhem, a story on CNBC.com notes that the pandemic “could wipe out what’s become known […]

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Don’t Let This Temporary Crisis Go to Waste

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 9, 2020

Never let a good crisis go to waste. I’m sure you’ve heard something along those lines at some point. Writers and commentators routinely trot it out in moments such as the one we’re currently living through. Apparently, the original dates to a 1976 headline atop a story in the journal Medical Economics: “Don’t Waste a Crisis—Your […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Selling Your Photos Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 7, 2020

How many photos are sitting on your computer right now?  Hundreds? Thousands, even? If you’re like most people, you take photos on every vacation…at family events…whenever something beautiful happens…and maybe at every meal. Some of those photos could potentially be making you a nice side-income in online stock agencies. Have you ever heard of iStock?  […]

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Put Pen to Paper on Your New Side-Hustle Today

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 6, 2020

“This book has been in the making since the mid-1970s, when I was a 10-year-old traveling through Germany with my mom.” That’s the first sentence of my new e-book I just published this past week on Amazon’s Kindle service. It’s called Replay: Your Second Chance to Invest in the American Dream. I spent a couple of […]

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