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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup. Hope you’re having a great week!
Spring has definitely sprung here in the midwest as it was just an awesome week of weather. This type of weather makes me wish I could be working outside.
As for other happenings, the Master's golf tournament just started yesterday so that will probably be playing on my television through Sunday. Just an incredible golf course and such a fun tournament to watch.
As for the markets this week, things have been relatively uneventful with not a whole lot happening since the end of the quarter. Once earning season starts back up, though, I would expect to see things start to pick back up.
So enough of my commentary, let’s jump in and check out some of the best articles I ran across from the past week. Enjoy the weekend and find some time to relax.
First up, we turn to Steve over at ThinkSaveRetire on the novel concept of not letting social media take over your life. Can you imagine saying that ten years ago? Wow, the times have changed. However, as we know, it is a reality. We all know those people who are always on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Well, don’t be one of those people. Learn how with this great article.
I'll admit it - every morning, I wake up and grab my phone. I tap a button or two and quickly scroll through my email, then my Twitter notifications. Then, I toss the phone aside and start giving our dogs good-morning pets. It's called "checking social", for short.
Next up, we turn to another one of our regulars, Physician on Fire. If you’re familiar with what the FIRE movement is (Financial Independence Retire Early), then you know it’s being extremely frugal and living on the least amount possible. However, fatFIRE is just the opposite. I had never heard of the concept before but it’s quite fascinating. If I’ve piqued your interest, then you’ll definitely want to check out this article.
Four years ago, I didn't know what FIRE was. I mean, I knew what fire was - something to gather 'round to drink beers, tell stories, and burn marshmallows. But I was oblivious to the acronym that has since become life changing: Financial Independence, Retire Early .
Next up, we turn to Mike over at the MikedUp Blog to learn more about the extremely confusing world that is student loans and when it makes sense to refinance them. Mike provides some very practical steps and ideas of when refinancing might make sense. However, and this is coming from a Certified Financial PlannerⓇ who has dealt with plenty of different student loan situations, I always recommend speaking with a student loan professional before doing anything. You DO NOT want to make the wrong choice becuase you won’t be able to go back and change it.
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In our final read of the week, we turn to The Money Mix for a guest post from ESI Money on some of the biggest mistakes that Redditors make when writing their resume. And, these don’t just apply to Redditors only. They can apply to many of us. These are some great tips that you can apply to your resume right away regardless of whether you’re in the job market or not.
The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It's written by an early 50's retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what's worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives.
Are you looking forward to the day you retire? Many dream of retirement, counting down the days when they can leave the cubicle life behind. But, before you turn in your work badge, make sure your finances are in order first.
The American Association of Retired Persons, more commonly known as AARP, was founded in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus with a vision to help retired teachers get life insurance. She went on to build benefit programs, mail-order pharmacy services that provided discounts, and a network that aims to assist aging professionals as they approach retirement.
If you've found this page, then that means you or someone you love has high blood pressure and you're worried about your (or their) chances of getting life insurance. If so, then you are in luck.
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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