Friday Quickie: Average household income by age

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I meant to share this a while ago, but hey, better late than never. In finance, it’s common to hear statistics like “average household income is X” or “the average salary in America is Y” being used. But the average is often not very useful, and here’s (one of) the reasons why: Photo Credit: NPR This is a bar graph of average household incomes in America, grouped...

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Financial Goals: 2013

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The start of a new year is a natural point in time to embark on new goals and to review the achievements of the past year.  Last week, Brian and I talked a bit about our net worth.  We’re pretty happy with the numbers on paper, but how did we do in terms of achieving the goals we set back in early 2012?   Photo Credit: Images_of_Money via flickr CF’s Goals Emergency Fund: $2000...

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Net Worth Update: January 2013

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The last few months have featured a lot of changes for us. And since Brian and I have added another condo to the mix, I’ve gotten a new job (again), and my student loans have come up for repayment (again), it seemed like a good time to do a net worth check in. I usually do this for myself every other month, but we don’t usually post about it more than a few times a year. I mean, do you guys...

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Paying off $27,000 in student loans

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It’s actually better than it seems, from the title.  I started with $35,000 in student loans when I first graduated in 2007.  And I actually took out over $40,000 in loans.  I was fortunate that several thousand was forgiven as part of several grants that I received! I made payments for a few years, and then did my second degree, during which time my student loan payments were halted.  I...

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