All Posts By Amy

Did Opting Out Of Social Security Make You A Hypocrite?

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably a licensed minister who has opted out of Social Security. I’ll bet you were thrilled at the opportunity to opt out of a system that is facing a perilous future and is quickly depleting its reserves. But was it really the right move for you? And are you maintaining your integrity by doing so?

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How To Keep Your Vacation From Destroying Your Finances

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Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means vacations! Vacations by nature tend to be a time of indulgence, and it’s all too easy to let it go too far. A 2015 study found that 49% of vacationers accumulated credit card debt when traveling and 68% go over budget.

 

Your vacation memories won’t be as sweet if you’re still paying the bill four months later. Are the stress and money fights really worth several days of irresponsibility? I don’t think so. But I do want you to have a fun vacation. Here are a few ways you can have a great vacation without sabotaging your finances:

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Why I Think Mutual Funds Are Awesome

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All of my money that I am saving for the distant future is invested in mutual funds. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that I think they’re awesome. I think that they are the best way for normal, everyday people like you and me to invest for the future.

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Money Mistakes That Make Me Want To Slap You

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It can be so frustrating watching other people make mistakes when you know better. In this post I go through several mistakes that I have personally witnessed in hopes that it will help you avoid them and their ugly consequences. 

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