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A short case study between our beloved Cy and Herky's retirement savings strategies reveals that it's never too late to save, but the earlier you do, the effects of compounding really do add up.

Will you accept the "Cy Hawk Savings Challenge"?
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Besides the death benefit, it may also help you financially during your life.

As a recent Bankrate.com article noted, 43% of Americans have no life insurance. Some view it as optional; some have simply procrastinated when it comes to buying a policy. Others believe that they can’t afford it.

In reality, life insurance is cheap today. If you just want term life coverage – essentially life insurance that you “rent” for X number of years – you may find it quite affordable wherever you live. A little comparison shopping online reveals... Read more »


The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be.

As a young investor, you have a powerful ally on your side: time. When you start saving and investing for retirement in your twenties or thirties, you can put it to work for you.

The effect of compounding is huge. Most people underestimate it, so it is worth illustrating. We will use reasonable annual return rates to do so – we will assume an investor can earn an average of 6-7% a year on his or her portfolio. Read more »


When is the last time you received a raise of $1,000 per month? For adults with young children, the high cost of daycare could be a $1,000-a-month opportunity in waiting. The cost of child care averages $14,500 a year for an infant, $12,280 a year for a 4-year-old. It's understandable if parents aren't piling money into that same child's 529 college savings plan quite yet.

However, when your child "graduates" from daycare, there's going to be some money freed up, say, $12,280 a year. A thousand bucks a month. Read more »

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