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Avoid the Graying of Student Loan Debt…Downsize

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 21, 2017

Over the past 10 years, student loan debt in the U.S. ballooned from less than $600 billion – which was already out of control – to more than $1.25 trillion. But beware of the student loan debt trap…

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Seize Control Of Your Finances…Buy Bitcoin

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 17, 2017

There’s an old expression, attributed to the Chinese, that goes, “may you live in interesting times.” We certainly do. I grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, the largest city in one…

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Five Great U.S. Cities to Retire to in 2017

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 10, 2017

Cost of living is on the rise, while social security benefits remain unchanged. This can pose a problem for those looking to retire in the near future. Fortunately, there are still plenty of…

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Your Word against the Bank

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 8, 2017

I’m not a conspiracy theorist and I don’t keep my life savings stuffed inside my mattress…like some folks I’ve known over the years. But maybe they’re right and I’m clueless…

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Earn Extra Income…Mill Your Own Wood

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 7, 2017

When I was a kid my mom had a large pecan tree that grew in our side yard. During harvest season you could pick enough pecans to fill a gallon jug or paper bag in no time at all…

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Trade on a Handshake…and Enjoy the Good Life

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 3, 2017

There is a long history of Wall Street types sniping profits right out from under your nose, through insider trading. But it’s not always a hot tip from a company executive or politician that…

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Create Extra Income with Airbnb and Enjoy the Freedom to Travel

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 25, 2017

Building a treehouse on his property in Washougal, Washington, helped Brian Little, 59, to quit his job. “With the income from the treehouse, my pension, and my 401K savings plan, I was able…

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The Shocking Truth About Your Financial Information

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 18, 2017

If there is anything I value more than freedom from debt, it’s my right to privacy. But as crazy as it sounds, I have simultaneously forfeited both of those willingly…hundreds of times in my life…

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Your Step-by-Step Strategy for Wealth Building

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 9, 2017

For about 50 years, starting from the mid-1960s, the average hard-working American has been getting poorer. In real terms his wages have stagnated as prices gradually rose…

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Four Services That Give You Free Money To Sign Up

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 26, 2016

The next time someone tells you “there’s no such thing as free money”, you can smile smugly, armed with the knowledge that this is no longer true. Businesses are constantly giving away cash kickbacks…

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Call the Shots on your Working Hours with an Online Income

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 11, 2016

Richard Branson (among others) famously said, “Time is the new money.” And once you gain control of your time you’ll discover something far more important… It’s a new-found rhythm, one that…

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Six Best Free Apps for Shopping Deals Online to Save Money

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 9, 2016

It’s almost always cheaper to buy things online. Just last week I picked up two replacement headlights normally retailing at $70 for about $12 each. Plus, if you live in a rural area, shopping…

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