financial independence
How Does Tuition Reimbursement Work?
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If you’re working and want to continue school but aren’t sure how to fund it, your employer may offer assistance. Tuition reimbursement programs are offered by many companies. While each company has their own specific requirements, tuition reimbursement is when an employer pays for a portion of an employee’s continuing education costs. Some employers may […]

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10 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means
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10 Signs You're Living Beyond Your Means

Living beyond your means is an easy trap to fall into. And if you’re not keeping close track of everything that’s coming in and going out of your financial account, you may not even realize you’re doing it. But if you often run out of money before the month is over — and you don’t […]

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Do I Need a Long Term Savings Account?
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Do I Need a Long Term Savings Account?

A long-term savings account, as the name implies, is one opened to deposit and hold money for a longer period of time. They can be contrasted to checking accounts used to pay monthly bills or regular savings accounts that might earn interest, but maybe not much. A long-term savings plan might be set up for […]

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A Look at Marginal Propensity to Save (MPS)
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Marginal Propensity to Save: Definition & Formula

The marginal propensity to save (MPS) refers to the amount of disposable income a consumer is able to save. It’s used to reflect the proportion someone is willing to save for each additional dollar of their income. To understand why MPS is important when quantifying fluctuations in savings and income, we’ll go over how to […]

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Building a Line Item Budget
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Many people worry that creating a budget will be too complicated, too restrictive, and put the kibosh on fun. But a budget is really nothing more than a plan for your money. A well-thought-out budget can help you take control of your finances and use your money with intention, so you have enough to cover […]

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What is a Stipend?
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What is a Stipend?

A stipend is a fixed amount of money given to offset expenses or provide financial support while you’re engaged in a service or contributing to a project. A stipend may be paid in one lump sum, or it might be paid in a series of smaller amounts. As you’re looking through employment opportunities, you may […]

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Should I Pay Off Debt Before Buying a House?
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Ready to buy your own home? There’s a lot to consider, especially if this is your first time applying for a mortgage and you’re carrying debt. Debt is not necessarily a dealbreaker by any means. Is it a good idea to pay off debt or save for a house? Is it possible to do both? […]

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10 Best Books On Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE Movement)
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Does escaping the rat race by building passive income streams appeal to you? Find out the best books about FIRE and financial freedom.
What Is After-Hours Trading?
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After-hour trading is stock trading that occurs after the normal close of the trading session. Ordinarily, stock trading begins at 9:30 a.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. The after-hours trading period begins where the regular trading day leaves off. Trading after hours may appeal to investors who have limited time […]

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HED: How to Calculate Cap Rate
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How to Calculate Cap Rate

What is Cap Rate? Capitalization rate, also called cap rate, is the rate of return that an investor can expect to earn on a real estate investment property. Commercial real estate investors use it to determine how long it will take to recoup their investment in a given property. Many investor will roughly calculate this […]

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