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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup March 8, 2019

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup. Hope you’re having a great week!THE NEXTGEN WEALTH WEEKLY ROUNDUP 3 8 2019

March has finally arrived and if you’re like me, Spring can’t get here soon enough. It has been a brutal winter here in the midwest and I’m quite sure that can be said for the rest of the country as well.

As for the markets this week, we began to see some cracks starting to form. It’s quite normal as we’ve been on one heck of a run since the beginning of the year so I would expect to give some back.

While I wish it could have just kept going up forever, we have to take the good with the bad. In order to get the superior returns that the market offers, you just have to accept the volatility every once in a while. Keep your head up and keep dollar cost averaging.

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

How Assassin’s Creed Can Help You Become Wealthy

First up, we turn to one of our regulars, ESI Money, on how Assassin's Creed can help you become wealthy. Say what? Yeah, that’s how I felt as well since I wasn’t exactly sure what Assassin’s Creed was (it’s a video game, FYI). It’s definitely an interesting perspective and one that may really resonate with you if you’re a fan of Assassin’s Creed. Even if you aren’t (this includes me), I still loved the perspective.

How Assassin's Creed Can Help You Become Wealthy - ESI Money

I'm going to give you a warning up front - this could get a little geeky. But hey, we're all money nerds anyway, so what's a little geekiness to boot? I've mentioned a few times how I like to play video games. I have a specific type of game I prefer: the ones where there's ...


Walt Disney World for the FIRE Crowd

Next up, we turn to another one of our regulars, Physician on FIRE, on how to plan a trip to Disney World if you’re part of the FIRE movement. Let’s face it, planning a trip to Disney is not cheap and if you’re trying to save as much as you possibly can to get to FIRE, then you may just dismiss the thought altogether. Fear not though as you do have options. Check out this article to learn more.

Walt Disney World for the FIRE Crowd - Physician on FIRE

It takes a high savings rate to achieve financial independence and retire early. A visit to Disney World requires a significant output of money. Nevertheless, if Disney World is a high priority for you or your children, there are strategies that can help you fit a Disney trip into nearly any budget.


How to Write a Great Resume that Will Get You the Job You Want

Next up, we turn to Maple Money on how to write a great resume that will get you the job you want or at least in front of a hiring manager where it’s then up to you. Tom offers some great tips and strategies to make your resume stand out so you can get that job you’ve always dreamed of. Check this one out and start updating that resume today.

How to Write a Great Resume that Will Get You the Job You Want

Even though the Internet is changing a lot about the way we look for jobs, the reality is that many hiring managers still look at resumes. Your resume might be in digital format, but it's still a resume, and writing a great resume to use for your next job search will help you hopefully land an interview.


How To Budget – A Step By Step Guide To Making Your First Budget

In our final read of the week, we turn to The Finance Twins on budgeting...that’s right, the B word. Before you immediately dismiss this one, please give it a chance. I know reading about budgets isn’t the sexiest thing in the world, but The Finance Twins do a great job at making things easy. Remember, the budget is the foundation of your financial life so it’s vital to have one. These may just be the budgeting ideas that happen to resonate with you.

How To Budget - A Step By Step Guide To Making Your First Budget - Finance Twins

Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Failing to plan is planning to fail." And it wouldn't surprise us if he were talking about money and how to budget. There seems to be common feeling that if I make a lot of money, I'll be set. But that's just not the case.


Things We Were Up To This Week

The Best Reward Credit Cards for Cash Back and Travel

If you're already using credit cards to make the majority of your purchases, you may be wondering if you're getting the best rewards. With so many reward card options out there, it can be confusing trying to figure out which one you should use.


How to Invest Your Lottery Winnings (or any large sum of money)

Winning the lottery or coming into a large sum of money can change your life in more ways than one. You've probably read about people who have won the lottery and then went broke. With proper planning, you can avoid their fate.


Cash Value in Life Insurance - What is it?

The cash value in life insurance, whether it's whole life, variable, or universal life, is one of the main reasons why premiums are higher in this type when compared to term life insurance. See, in term life insurance, you only pay for the actual death benefit and nothing else.


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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