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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup January 4, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup. Hope you’re having a great week and an awesome start to 2019...even though we are only four days in!THE NEXTGEN WEALTH WEEKLY ROUNDUP 1 4 19

If you’re anything like me, it takes about a day to get back into the swing of things with the time off from the holidays. The randomness of the holidays throws my routine off just a little bit.

And apparently, it’s doing the same thing with the stock market right now. Wow, the roller coaster ride has definitely continued into the new year.

In the first day of trading, stocks opened down over 1% but rallied back to positive territory by the end of the day. However, things reversed quickly after the close with Apple’s announcement of lower revenues coming which resulted in a number of indices being down over 2% yesterday.

I think we’ll continue to see a volatile market through January. With that being said, though, it’s perfectly normal for the markets to experience extreme volatility from time to time. It’s just part of it of getting superior returns to other investments over the long-term.

There’s no reason to do anything drastic and, if nothing else, it’s a good time to start deploying some of that cash you may have had sitting on the sidelines. As the great investors will tell you, it’s always a good idea to be buying when everyone else is selling...even though it might not feel like it.

In the meantime, check out some of these gems I found from this past week. Enjoy the weekend and find some time to relax.

The W4 Form and How to Complete It

Have you ever received a W4 Form and wondered how you're supposed to fill it out? If so, then this article is for you. The Finance Twins share with you everything you need to know on how to fill it out so your employer and, most importantly, the IRS will be happy.

W4 Form: How To Fill It Out and What You Need to Know

The W4 Form has been updated for the new tax legislation. We will walk you through how to fill out the W4 so that you have the appropriate tax withholding for the tax year. The last thing you want is for too much tax to be withheld from your paycheck!


Top 10 Financial New Year’s Resolutions to Make (and Keep) in 2019

New Year's resolutions, you’ve got to love them...or hate them. Regardless of how you feel, if you’re like most people you never get around to completing them. Well, Physician on Fire is trying to change just that with their list of top financial New Year’s resolutions and how you can actually keep them.

Top 10 Financial New Year's Resolutions to Make (and Keep) in 2019 - Physician on FIRE

Have you made your New Year's Resolutions yet? If you said yes, have you broken your New Year's Resolutions yet? I usually wait until mid-to-late January to break mine, but I I'd like to give you some achievable New Year's Resolutions that you can keep.


Donating Blood Plasma for Money {How Much Do You Get for Donating}

Have you ever thought about donating plasma for money but wasn’t exactly sure where to start? Have no fear because Melissa Blevins over at the Perfection Hangover has you covered. She gives you all the deets you need to know so you can figure out if plasma donation is something you want to dip into.

Donating Blood Plasma for Money {How Much Do You Get for Donating}

Donating blood plasma is a great way to earn extra cash to pay off debt or build your emergency fund. I've had some experience donating blood plasma and want to share what the process is like and how much money you can get donating your plasma.


How to Get a Career Award

In our final piece of the week, we turn to ESI Money on how you can earn yourself a career award. I’m pretty sure I’ve never run across an article on this topic before so I thought I just had to pass it along. If you have no idea what a career award is or how to earn one, then this is a nice quick read to check out.

How to Get a Career Award - ESI Money

In How to Ask for a Raise, I listed "after you get an award" as one of the best times to ask for a raise. I also promised to write more on the issue. Consider this post the fulfillment of that promise. 🙂 Saying that someone should "get an award" sounds easy, but it leaves ...


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How To Set Goals You Might Actually Accomplish

The new year is upon us and with it comes resolutions and goals you'd probably like to accomplish. However, as we can all agree, it's just not that easy. Check out our tips and strategies so you can make this year the best one yet.


5 Financial Tips for Your 30s | Femme Frugality

Meet Clint. Clint is the CFP behind NextGen Wealth. I'm in my 30s, so I was anticipating reading this article myself. Give it a good read-there's a lot of information to think on in here! Many consider your 30s to be the "real" adulting stage.


Wrap Up

Enjoy the weekend and spend time with family and friends. Take a break from work and give your mind some well-deserved rest from the long week. Cherish the time you have with your family and I guarantee it will make your life much happier!

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