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Great info!

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Money is a tool for needs, wants and enjoyment, choose each very carefully the results will change your life. 

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Pay off debt - you can live on very little if you don't have debt!

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Make sure you make the full IRA deposit every year -it adds up!

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Start your 401k or IRA with the minimum percentage you can afford.  Each year you get a pay raise, bump up your contribution by 1% until you max out.

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Enrol in an IRA account early in your career and start saving for your retirement.

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SALUTATIONS!.... TO  ALL OF MY AARP/ RFG MEMBERS....

 

WELL, LET'S SEE...MY SAVINGS TIP WOULD BE ...TO MAKE A LIST OF ITEMS THAT YOU NEED FROM THE STORE....NOT WANT!  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO DEVIATE FROM THAT LIST.  NOW LISTEN...THIS IS GONNA TAKE SOME REAL WILLPOWER. ..BECAUSE BELIEVE ME, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THAT TASTY, NIFTY GOURMET SNACK YOU WANT TO TRY...WHICH BY THE WAY, WILL COST ON AVERAGE 3X'S OF ONE ITEM YOU HAVE ON SAID LIST.

THE GROCERS HAVE MARKETING STRATEGIES, AND KNOW EXACTLY WHERE TO PLACE THAT NIFTY BUNDLE OF 'GOODNESS' IN THE AILSE, TO MAKE SURE YOU WANT MISS IT.  CHANCES ARE, THAT ONE INDULDGING TREAT IS COMPARABLE TO TWO HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS DINNERS!  

THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN IS...IF YOU GET A CALL STATING TO PUT TOILET PAPER ON THE LIST, OR SOME OTHER 'VERY' NECESSARY ITEM.  LOL...NOW, IF YOU DO THIS WITH CONSISTENCY EVERY MONTH...BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL SAVE. AND PAY WITH CASH!!!. !.LEAVE THE CHECKBOOK & THE PLASTIC AT HOME!  FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, ITS JUST WAY HARDER TO GIVE UP $100 IN CASH. THE CHECKS AND PLASTIC SEEM LIKE 'VIRTUAL' MONEY, BECAUSE YOU NEVER SEE IT IN THE STORE.  

 

NOW, THIS SAVINGS TIP APPLIES TO ALL FACETS OF SHOPPING AT A BRICK & MORTAR STORE. AS FOR ONLINE SHOPPING...WELL, THATS ANOTHER SERIES ON HOW TO SAVE!

 

UNTIL THEN MY FAB AARP/RFG FAMILY...

      '           SWEET SAVINGS!'

                        'JOANIE'

MS. JOAN ANTOINETTE BURTON
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Years ago, I always loved to buy the latest tech gadgets coming out. It was a bad mistake. Computer is one example These gadgets costed a lot but they were soon out of date because tech products evolve so fast. If we were to keep spending for the latest tech products, we would waste our money while leaving our desires unfulfilled. We should only buy items that have all the functions we need. There is no need to buy something with extra options we don't use. Same can be said about latest fashion such as clothing, shoes, and handbags. There is no need to keep up with the latest fashion trend unless we have money to burn.

About investing, we all have a tendency to spend our cash on unnecessary things while neglect important things such as saving for retirement. The best way to get rid of this habit is to "pay" yourself first. We can setup automatic investments on our IRA/brokerage account/mutual fund account by investing a set amount every month. We don't see these money. So it is less likely for us to spend it. That's how I build up my investment accounts.

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If someone is pushing you to buy now (on their terms, of course), then just walk away. 

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exercise at least 30 minutes a day to keep the doctor away and save on medical bills.

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