67% say personal finances should be in demand in high school

67% say personal finances should be in demand in high school

A mid-February survey by US News & World Report reveals that over two-thirds of respondents believe a personal finance course should be a requirement to graduate from high school. On top of that number, another 26% say it should at least be offered as a high school election. According to Next Gen Personal Finance, 21 … Read more

How do you get involved with other retirement savers your age? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

How do you get involved with other retirement savers your age?  |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) One of the hardest things about saving for retirement is that there are no clear benchmarks to follow. No one can look at your retirement balance and tell you it’s enough for a comfortable future. It all depends on your age, how much you are contributing, what you are investing in and your … Read more

The 7 levels of financial freedom, according to a millionaire: 50% of US workers are at level 2

The 7 levels of financial freedom, according to a millionaire: 50% of US workers are at level 2

Grant Sabatier is not retired. But he could be. One of the main voices and biggest success stories in the FIRE movement – short for “financial independence, retire early” – the self-made millionaire has amassed enough money to live comfortably on his investment income forever . More from Grow:How much would you have now if … Read more

Do you regret applying for social security early? It’s not too late to fix it | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Do you regret applying for social security early?  It’s not too late to fix it |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) Choosing the right age to apply for social security is critical to maximizing lifetime benefits. Wait too long and you may lose Social Security altogether. Sign up too early and it could cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. It’s easy enough to sign … Read more

Do you regret applying for social security early? It’s not too late to fix it | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Do you regret applying for social security early?  It’s not too late to fix it |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) Choosing the right age to apply for social security is critical to maximizing lifetime benefits. Wait too long and you may lose Social Security altogether. Sign up too early and it could cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. It’s easy enough to sign … Read more

Do you regret applying for social security early? It’s not too late to fix it | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Do you regret applying for social security early?  It’s not too late to fix it |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) Choosing the right age to apply for social security is critical to maximizing lifetime benefits. Wait too long and you may lose Social Security altogether. Sign up too early and it could cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. It’s easy enough to sign … Read more

What if you fail to ‘over budget’ inflation? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

What if you fail to ‘over budget’ inflation?  |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

Laura Mc Mullen Inflation is a nightmare for many Americans who are already stretching their dollars to cover basic needs. What happens when those dollars lose value? Their choice is probably not about whether to cut streaming services or opt for branded groceries. Instead, they may have to choose between buying enough food and paying … Read more