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Committing your life to another person is both wonderful and stressful, with flowers to buy, a party to plan and invitations to send out. However, you should move one task to the top of your to-do list before you even look at venues â€“ talking about your finances.
When it comes to reading books about finance, most people feel their eyes glossing over and their heads nodding off. Luckily for you, weâ€™ve done the legwork and found four easy-to-read books that donâ€™t skimp on high-quality advice.
Consider adopting these five tips so you can enjoy an earlier retirement without financial anxiety.
Managing spending and keeping up with your budget can be difficult tasks, but there are ways to make it easier to manage your spending, reach your financial goals and improve your financial well-being.
The most stereotypical, pre-marriage conversation that can make or break a relationship is generally about children. A conversation many couples unfortunately neglect is one regarding financial goals, which is too bad considering money can be one of the most contentious aspects of marriage. A study performed by Utah State University found couples who argued about finances at least once a week were more than 30 percent more likely to divorce.1 Their survey examined a variety of indicators to determine which aspects of marital discord were the most reliable forecaster for divorce. Of all the potential disputes analyzedâ€“ranging from sex and quality time spent together to in-laws and household choresâ€“disagreements about finances turned out to be the most accurate signal that divorce was a likely outcome.
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The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is coming in January 2018! If youâ€™re feeling a little overwhelmed or unsure about the BRS, thatâ€™s okay. Itâ€™s natural. Deciding whether the BRS is right for you is a big financial one-size-does-not-fit-all decision that has big implications on your military retirement.
A recent Merrill Lynch Finances in Retirement survey found that the average cost of retirement for a U.S. worker, as of March 2017, was a staggering $738,400. Another survey by Fidelity estimates that a couple who retired at 65 have, on average, $260,000 of health care costs during retirement.
Saving can seem like a daunting task, especially if youâ€™re not entirely confident in your investing abilities or secure in your current financial situation, but that doesnâ€™t mean you shouldnâ€™t try. There is rarely universal agreement among financial and investment professionals, so the fact that everyone says you should save for retirement, preferably as early as possible, should be a pretty clear indicator that itâ€™s a good idea.