Maximizing your 401K each year after we are Debt Free is one of the rules and action steps that we teach our boys for them to head towards their Financial Freedom goals. It is Action Step 9 in our 10 action steps to Financial Freedom.
Who doesn’t like a party? We do in our house for sure. We work hard working towards our Financial Freedom goals and it is fun to celebrate when we achieve one of our goals along the way.
Coronavirus hurt the Business world even more in May even though all the States started reopening in some way or another. I have heard of many small businesses that have had to file bankruptcy and close their doors for good. A lot of dreams and retirement savings lost during the last few months. It is sad.
May is over and Logan is officially graduated High School. Next, he is off to the Navy in September. We had a fun Graduation Party for Logan and it was good to see our friends and the boy’s friends.
There is no law that I know of that says parents have to pay for their kids’ college. As far as I know it is optional. We have told our kids for years that they need to pay for college if they want to go to college.
Some people ask the question if they would be better off investing in their own IRA rather than investing in their companies 401K plan? If your company doesn’t have a matching 401K plan then maybe that is for you. But what I see is that a lot of people lack discipline. What is nice about a company 401K is that it is coming out of their paychecks without any effort from them. They can just get used to seeing what their net check amount is to live on.
When I worked for a company year’s back, they required every employee in the corporate office that was on the bonus plan needed to do continuing education to qualify for up to 25% of their Bonus Potential.
This may not apply to your situation if you are currently debt free. Chances are though you may have someone you know that you could possibly help with this Mills Way to Financial Freedom rule. We taught this to our kids so if something happened and they found themselves in debt during their adult kids they would have the skills to get debt free fast. Of course, depending on how much debt they may fall into.
Mom video from 2013
Coronavirus in April hurt the Business world. Pretty much every state was shut down. Now in May 35 states have some plans on reopening slowly and 15 are staying shut down longer. In Arizona they have us being shutdown till May 15th.