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.
Back in 1990 I think I got our first will done and it was a pretty simple Will at the time. Now the older we get we have revised our Will and other documents for Estate Planning and final decisions more often. We have done new wills twice now in the last six years.
Whether someone wants to get their debt paid off or if they want to really focus on investing for their Financial Freedom goals then this might help. We told the boys that if we would have tried to live off our old wages and just saved all raises and bonuses, we ever received we could have reached our Financial Freedom goals even soon.
What Passive Income means to you may mean something different to others. Darlene and myself want to have many streams of passive income built up for our Financial Freedom plans. Passive Income if you don’t know is Income that you make with out going to work or doing work to get paid. Yes, maybe you did work once to do it but then after you do it you could be making money off that constantly the rest of your life.
Emergencies funds is an important part of our Financial Freedom plans that we have. We want our Money working for us the best it can and still be able to get to some of it that we may need for Emergencies. Money hit under your mattress doesn’t earn anything or even can be worth less next year because of inflation.
For our family Roth IRA’s and Roth 401K’s are currently our best option. We are a huge fan of them. It isn’t for everyone but we stress to our boys to start with Roth Retirement Accounts early to help them towards their Financial Freedom goals.
Most people probably would say they love and care for their family and friends. Myself I like to solve problems because I don’t like to see anyone suffer. Especially when it is my family or friends. It normally has felt good when I could help them out with loaning people money but then normally those feelings go away and new feelings of pain seem to set in.
Many people do not have enough money in their bank accounts to pay for a $1,000 car repair bill. I have worked with and talked with so many people that had less than $100 in their checking and savings account. Many had no retirement savings either. I have heard that one out of four people have no emergency savings fund.
Once debt free it is important to stay debt free. This is one of the lessons we teach our boys. It is easy to get back into debt if you let yourself once you are debt free. I know this from personal experience. I let myself do this several times until I got tired of the rollercoaster of debt and jumped off.