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  • Since the mid-1980s, the average retirement age has been rising. With younger generations facing a student loan crisis and the future of social security in question, there’s no reason to expect that trend to slow down any time soon. So… Full Story The post Retirement 101: Can I Actually Retire at 65? appeared first on […]
  • Life in the military offers some distinct experiences compared to civilian life, and that includes your budget and finances. The pre-deployment process can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re organizing your money and bills.  It’s important you provide your family with… Full Story The post Guide to Managing Finances for Deploying Service Members appeared first on […]
  • Depending on the time period in which you were raised, many young children and adolescents had differing opinions (and ideals) about what credit was and how it should or shouldn’t be utilized. While some were privileged enough to understand the… Full Story The post National Get Smart About Credit Day appeared first on MintLife Blog.
  • Interest rates, especially on mortgage loans, have gotten a lot of buzz this year and with good reason. They’ve reached historically low levels leaving homebuyers and homeowners alike wondering the best way to capitalize on these low rates. Let’s face it,… Full Story The post New Feature Alert! Refinance Your Mortgage with Rocket Mortgage in Mint […]
  • Buying in bulk could help you stretch your grocery budget further — as long as you check to make sure you’re getting the best deals, and are careful about storing large quantities of food. Here’s how to make bulk buying work for you. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of […]
  • How much money could you make by selling your old phones, game consoles or laptops? This company could pay you 30% more — and handles all the shipping. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and […]
  • For some, it’s a creative space where new recipes come to life each night. For others, it’s just the same old place where we cook the same old things. Either way, sprucing up your kitchen can be good for your spirits and efficiency. Here are some easy, inexpensive kitchen updates you can do on a […]
  • You should never simply drive by a Dollar General on a Saturday without stopping. Here's why. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private […]
  • Last week, my colleague Patrick from Cash Money Life pinged me on Facebook. "Hey, J.D. What are some of the other personal-finance conferences out there?" he asked. Patrick and I brainstormed a list of money events, and I realized that this might be useful for GRS readers. (Well, this list might be useful eventually. Right […]
  • It's been quiet around here for the past few months. Generally when things go dormant at Get Rich Slowly, that's not a good sign. It usually means that I've sunk into the depths of depression, the pit of despair. I'm pleased to report that in this case, that's not the issue. In this case, the […]
  • You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. You've probably heard that saying before. It's from motivational speaker Jim Rohn. He used it as a way to encourage people to learn and grow from others' experiences, habits, attitudes, and so forth. He wanted folks to seek out and spend […]
  • My world is on fire. As you may have heard, much of Oregon is burning right now. Thanks to a "once in a lifetime" combination of weather and climate variables — a long, dry summer leading to high temps and low humidity, then a freak windstorm from the east — much of the state turned […]