246 The Problem With Compound Interest

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  • There is a problem with compound interest calculators, examples, charts, and planning. It’s not pretty if you’re unprepared for it. In the best case scenario you could retire five years early and in the worst case you might have to work an extra five years.
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  • Chad (IL) is going to qualify for a Roth IRA and is deciding if it’s worth it to get a tax deduction from his employer plan or contribute to a Roth.
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  • So goeth California, so goeth the country. When you die the government will want your estate to repay your medicare bills.
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  • Gambit shares his life turnaround story from bankruptcy to a 700 credit score and $11,000 in the bank after just 12 months.

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