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  • If you feel as if you do not earn enough to put money away in a retirement account, all is not lost. According to, this is a good time to have that problem. Why exactly is now a good time for that problem? There is a tight labor market and you can try to [] ©Bring Clarity to Your Finances™. Dont Assume You Cant Afford to Save for Retirement is a post from Bring Clarity to Your Finances™
  • USA Today offered its readers a primer on Social Security in Explaining Social Security, TLDR Edition: The 8 things you should learn about your benefits. (If you dont already know. TLDR is internet-speak for too long, didnt read. If reading the entire Social Security rulebook is too much for you, you can get by with [] ©Bring Clarity to Your Finances™. Get the Highlights on Social Security is a post from Bring Clarity to Your Finances™
  • The title of this article says it all, 40% of Americans with credit card debt dont know their interest rate, survey shows. Are you a part of this forty percent? Many people do not want to face their financila reality. It seems easier to make the minimum payment (or perhaps even more than the [] ©Bring Clarity to Your Finances™. Do You Know How Much Interest Youre Paying on Your Credit Cards? is a post from Bring Clarity to Your Finances™
  • I ignore a lot of financial journalism.Much of it is noisy clickbait and not relevant to the long-term goal-focused investor. In fact some have dubbed it “financial porn”. But this headline, dated December 10th, 2021 from Marketwatch caught my eye: The SP 500 is an index (group) of stocks that includes 500 of the most valuable companies []
  • This is the time of year when publications put out lists of what they predict for the following year. Some of these predictions are not cheerful (higher inflation?). Other lists are published in a Hot or Not format, listing things from the previous year that will not be popular in the year to come. However [] ©Bring Clarity to Your Finances™. Hot Financial Practices for 2022 is a post from Bring Clarity to Your Finances™