Retirement Archives – Trajan King


5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Retiring


It’s a hot topic, everyone wants to retire. Some want to go to the Bahamas, some wish to have a good time with their family, and some want to try their hands at something new.  Retirement can be a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, but it can also be a challenging transition if you’re not prepared. I can tell you this because I wasn’t fully prepared when I retired 2...

Where to live for under $1,000 (or less) monthly


Working online is getting more popular, especially for the younger generation. Work from home is finally going mainstream. There are a lot of benefits to moving to another state or another country. First, by changing your scenery you change your perspective. Second, experience a new culture and expand your worldview. Third, live for less. This is particularly important if you’re looking to...

Get free money with a 401k


There are a lot of reasons to contribute to a 401k, which is why more than 60 million people have one and one-fifth of all retirement funds are held in 401(k)s. One of the top reasons is that what you contribute reduces your taxable income by whatever you contribute. The contribution limit for 2023 is $22,500 and additional $7,500 if you’re older than 50 years old. One top of that, if your...

Compounding fees may be dragging on your returns


A recent survey of investors found that 21% of investors don’t think they’re paying a lot in fees for their investments. The fact is that most fees from mutual funds and brokerage companies don’t show up on your statement. They are taken out of the funds performance and you don’t have a write a check each years for these expenses, but they are there and they add up. The...

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