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After a lifetime of saying 'no' to spending money, our financial planner had some advice: It's OK to say yes

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

My husband and I are about 10 years from retirement, and our financial planner recently commended us for handling our money so responsibly.
After our last session, she asked if there was any advice we'd offer to new investors. We told her we say no to ourselves more often than we say yes, and that keeps us on track financially.
She ended the session by saying that it's finally time for us to start saying yes - we've earned it.
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I planned to pay off my student loans before anything else, but a financial planner told me there's something more urgent: retirement

I planned to pay off my student loans before anything else, but a financial planner told me there's something more urgent: retirement

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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My husband and I went to a financial planner with about $80,000 in student loans and an aggressive plan to prioritize paying it off.
However, the planner told us that we don't need to be so aggressive - since the interest rates on our loans are low, we'd be better served putting extra money toward retirement savings rather than loans.
That's because the amount of money we'll need for retirement is huge, and we'll need as much time as possible to save it.
After talking to him, we tweaked our financial strategy to pay the minimum on our loans and contribute...
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