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6 Offbeat Ways to Retire Early

6 Offbeat Ways to Retire Early - TaxACT

If you really, really want to retire early, here are some ways to do it.

In an ideal world, we’d all save money year after year until we had enough stashed away to maintain us in the style to which we have become accustomed.

Then we’d retire, secure in the knowledge that we’re set for the rest of our expected lives.

It doesn’t always work out that way.

Divorce, real estate downturns, and business setbacks can set the best-laid financial plans back — sometimes almost back to the starting point.

Even if your retirement plan is on track, you may decide you want to retire earlier than you had planned.

Perhaps you can, if you’re willing to consider some offbeat ways to do it. Take for instance:

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Should College Savings Be in My Child’s Name?

Should College Savings Be in My Child's Name? - TaxACT

Should you save for your kids' college education in your own accounts, or put college savings in each child's name? Getting started saving for college can seem daunting. You have to decide how to save, how much to save, and how to invest. You … [Continue reading]

11 Simple Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money

Gardening to Save Money - TaxACT

Food prices at the grocery store are higher than ever. If you've looked at the price of tomatoes and thought you could grow food for less money in your garden, you're probably right. If you want to grow a garden that saves a significant amount of … [Continue reading]

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health - TaxACT

Is there a way to spend your tax return wisely and take a much-needed summer vacation? If you're among the 75 percent of taxpayers who got a refund from the IRS this year, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that putting some of that cash … [Continue reading]

Weekly Favorites: Why Starting To Save At 25 Means An Extra Six Figures In Retirement

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 27 2014

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 27, 2014 Why Starting To Save At 25 Means An Extra Six Figures In Retirement via Maggie McGrath A picture might be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to the state of retirement savings for the youngest … [Continue reading]

5 Money Myths Debunked

Money Myths Debunked - TaxACT

Everyone has an opinion about money and how it should be spent. Ever hear that you should avoid debt at all costs? Or that home ownership should be your ultimate financial goal? Well, those are common beliefs, but they aren't necessarily true for … [Continue reading]

6 Tips For Millennials Looking to Master Their Personal Finances

6 Tips For Millennials Looking to Master Their Personal Finances - TaxACT

The mortarboards have been flung, tassels are hanging from rearview mirrors and a new group of college graduates are staying up until 3 a.m. submitting their resumes to every job opening they can find on the worldwide web. It isn’t just the angst … [Continue reading]