5 Investments That Can Help You Retire Early and Ones That Won’t

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When planning for your retirement, you want to make solid investments that will help you live comfortably after you leave the workforce. You will find a lot of advice on how much you should be saving now if you want to retire early. Most of the advice you will get will be about saving and investing in a certain percentage of your income. Investment is a great way to prepare for retirement, and while there are effective methods of investing, there are other methods that will not help you retire early. 

That said, below are 5 investments that will help you retire early. 

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Simple Tricks to Help You Save More in 2020

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Struggling with cash? You’re not alone.

There are plenty of people throughout the US today that wish they had a little more money to put into their savings accounts at the end of each month. However, finding the extra money you want for the future is easier said than done.

Fortunately, the new year is here, and that means that it’s time to get inspired and get motivated with some new tips and tactics for saving money. We’ve rounded up some simple tricks that could help you to save more as you move into 2020.

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Mistakes to Avoid After Receiving Financial Windfall

The following is a collaborative post by Sarah Deacon

Receiving a huge wad of cash is everyone’s dream. But if you do receive a financial windfall, do you really know what to do with it?

A sudden windfall involves coming into a substantial amount of money you may not have been expecting. It can come from an inheritance, cashing out on an investment spike, property sale, winning a lottery, or a lucrative litigation settlement.

One problem with receiving a large sum of money is that people tend to think that they have much more wealth than they actually do, and that it will last forever. Consider how 78% of NFL career players who earn ridiculously high salaries go broke within three years of retirement. No matter how big your windfall is, if you make avoidable mistakes, you can still end up not achieving financial independence.

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3 High Quality Dividend Stocks With 5%+ Yields

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When it comes to dividend stocks, there is often a trade-off between yield and safety. In many cases, the higher the yield, the less secure that payment tends to be, and vice-versa. Intuitively, this makes sense. If a company is only paying out 10% of its earnings in the form a dividend, a whole lot has to go wrong in order for that payment to be in jeopardy.

On the other end of the spectrum, if a high-yield stock is paying out 100% of its earnings as dividends, even a small hiccup in the business can put the dividend in danger of being reduced.

Occasionally, investors can find high dividend stocks that offer both high income today, and a strong underlying business model. The three stocks highlighted here have 5%+ yields along with sustainable payouts.

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Using Monte Carlo For Retirement Planning

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If you’re not sure you have the right retirement plan or worry about your financial future, there’s a way to check. Monte Carlo simulations, which test retirement planning results using a broad range of possible variables, will help you determine if you’ve planned well or you need to make changes.

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