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How do you calculate your finances for 3-5 years in advance?

I can keep 50% of my net salary a month (800$ for example), so I can just 800$*12 months, but this would be deadly wrong. Since probably I would keep it somewhere in the bank, with compound interest, ...
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What do I need to do to prepare for starting a business?

I have this service business that I've been working on the backend (planning, relationships, coding etc) for a couple of years but I don't know how I can get the time/money to launch it. I work 40 ...
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What could be the basis for computing your Cost of Opportunity?

For example, I bought 30 shares of X Company for $10/share in November 2016: 30 x $10 = $300 + 10% tax = $330 If I hold on to it until 2021 and the price of each share is around $11.50, Have I made ...
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In Reddit vs. Wall Street, what are the ramifications of those who had money with the bankrupt firms?

Story: Gamestop: 'Failing' firm soars in value as amateurs buy stock My question is about the impact of such a "stick it to the man" approach that amateur investors on Reddit used. I ...
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Best place to keep savings for home down payment?

I'm currently saving for a first home down payment (in USA), but don't want to keep a large pile of money sitting in a low-yield savings account while I'm looking for the right home. I want to find a ...
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Excess income after fully funding all retirement accounts. Now what?

Long-time lurker, first time asker... I have a positive problem. We are a family of four with two small kids with one working parent (me). We have very little debt: our only debt is our mortgage, ...
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What is “negative liquid assets” called?

I technically have $3000 on my bank account. However, I have -$2000 in "liquid assets", as determined by my little software system which I've made. Basically, it takes the money I have and ...
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Where to keep savings for home loan deposit?

I'm a US resident and I've saved > $100k cash for a home deposit. I expect to finance a home in the next 12 months. Currently the cash is split between Bank savings account and a couple of money ...
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Is it wise to keep some savings in a cash account to protect against a long term market crash?

My wife and I have half our savings in a low risk diversified account (WealthFront - mostly bonds, some stocks). We have the other half in a high interest cash savings account (0.35% interest). Our ...
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Should i worry if i lied in my new bank that i have no association with another bank when i actually do?

I recently opened a new account. I already had an old account at a different bank, but I declined when they asked me if I had association with another bank. Does this matter?
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Should I reduce my 401k contribution to pay of car/house payments earlier?

It’s a little more complicated than the question (at least I think so). Basic Info: I’m 36 I have about $398K in 401k+Roth savings, 15% contribution per paycheck I have a mortgage worth $175K I have ...
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Are one-person company savings taxable in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, personal wealth such as bank and savings accounts over a certain amount is subject to taxes (box 3). If an entrepreneur (eenmanzaak, with or without officialy qualifying as ...
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Need Advice on what to invest in? [duplicate]

If I have some money saved up, in our current economy what would be the best way to invest lets say... $1000-$3000 dollars? Or would it be best to just save this money? Any and all advice is welcomed. ...
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How to save money while protecting it from inflation for a home?

Last time I heard from my friend that M1 money supply year increase in my country is about 35% and economy is frozen (I don't known is it true, but let assume that it is true in some country X). If I ...
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Can I use my personal savings to pay the limited company of which I am the director?

I'm an IT contractor (UK). I work and invoice through a limited company. When the pandemic began I was on a voluntary break between contracts. Obviously the market went very quiet. I decided to ...
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what percent of my investments can I take out annually if I want it to still grow after beating inflation and taxes annually?

I'm interested in learning how much money one might have to save and invest if they are aiming to live purely off of the capital gains from their investments while still allowing their money to grow ...
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How do I prepare for a potential furlough on my salary?

Today I heard a rumor in the office that we might be seeing a salary furlough coming within the next few months. Normally I don't pay much attention to the rumor mill, but this rumor has some ...
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What is my best investment option as a Canadian citizen who is working temporarily in the US?

I am a Canadian citizen who just moved to the US and am making a relatively good money. My employer provides a 401k with a matching option. Most likely I will be working here temporarily for 3-5 years....
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How can I prevent my brother from forcing the sales of a home inherited from our father? [closed]

I moved back to my parents home to take care of my father until he died. I decided to stay here, but my parents were the victims of con artists and lost everything they had, Somehow a mortgage was put ...
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How to save as much money as possible from my salary? [duplicate]

I have 10 months of work, which's my first work experience, and during this period I haven't saved anything in my bank account. I spend all of my salary on rent, which represents 32% of it and the ...
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Is it possible to use a international broker account as a saving account?

Say that I'm a citizen of country A, I want to save all my personal savings (obtained in A legally) in another country B (I don't care about the currency, as long as it's relatively stable), and I ...
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What is a good starting point for a new investor?

Firstly to clarify, I am not looking for financial advice, I am trying to find out where is a reasonable starting point for someone who has no experience, some cash in an ISA and is risk averse. I've ...
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How do I open an RESP account where I am both the subscriber and the beneficiary?

I am located in Canada and am trying to open an RESP account where I am both the subscriber and the beneficiary. The government of Canada website says I can open an RESP for myself here. I’ve called ...
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Constructive and relatively safe investment options

I'm a single, a grad student, and have some personal savings. Saving money is in my character, and for the last 5 years, I've been saving 1/8th of my monthly income, on average. In the future, I know ...
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401(k) which is better, more traditional or less ROTH

My company matches my 401(k) contributions, 4% to my 5%, so I'm contributing at least 5%. So I ran some numbers. If I switch from traditional contributions of 5% to ROTH contributions of 5%, my take-...
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What are my options for storing a large amount of money for less than one year? [duplicate]

We've just sold our house. We had been planning on buying another immediately, but our purchase fell through and we have now moved into a rental. Consequently, we have >£100k of cash on hand and ...
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Cash ISA restrictions in the UK

I'm trying to understand the restrictions on putting money into cash ISAs in the UK. Currently, the government homepage says "Every tax year you can put money into one of each kind of ISA. The ...
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How to use savings to buy security

I am a 28 year old single male and I have about 30k USD in my retirement account and 100k USD in my savings and checking accounts. I'm on track to save another 30-40k through the rest of the year as a ...
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Did I save enough for my age? Am I falling behind and should be saving more or take some investment risks to earn more?

I am a 28 years old male, living in the US. Currently working full time with the salary of $84K per year. I also have a dependent wife(same age as mine), who is currently studying in a uni, graduating ...
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How should i invest $70k - buy a house or other?

I have been saving for a home but TBC on if I will buy one so wanted to ask for advice on what other ideas there may be. I have $20k in cash savings and $50k in stocks. I have 401k currently at $55k I ...
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Invest in both PPF and VPF

Is one allowed to invest in both VPF (Voluntary Provident Fund) and PPF (Public Provident Fund) in the same financial year and is there a limit on the same?
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For Every $100 Saved and Properly Invested, You Make X Per Month

I remember hearing a figure somewhere that went something like this. . . "For every $100 bill you save and properly invest, you make X cents per month for the rest of your life. The trick is, ...
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Report interest to HMRC - less than personal savings allowance

[UK] Do I need to report to HMRC if I earn less than £1,000 (personal savings allowance (PSA) basic rate taxpayer) in interest? I also have CGT of less than £12,000.
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How can I make my 100K in savings safe and possibly a bit more profitable?

Situation sketch: I'm nearly 30 years old, single, still living with my parents in Belgium and disabled (autism in case it's relevant). I have a job where I earn about 1750 EUR after taxes monthly. I ...
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Inflation and the current value of my dollar

I am trying to figure out the value of my $100 with a hypothetical 2% constant inflation rate after 30 years. Here is the scenario: suppose I have $100 laying under my bed and the hypothetical ...
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Difference Between Opting In and Out of Courtesy Overdrafts

Let's say you had $50 as a balance in your savings account. You go out and buy something that costs $250. So, your balance is now 50 - 250 = - 200 dollars. What is the difference between Opting In ...
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Business banking insurance above FSCS £85,000 [closed]

In the UK, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) provides insurance for bank deposits up to £85,000. Is there an insurance (or financial product) that provides coverage above this ...
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How much should we have/save before having a child? Baby planning a couple years out [closed]

Edit: Additional helpful information. Location: USA: Oregon Lifestyle: Middle-class and content that way. I have biologist job, so I'll never be 'rich' and "millions" is certainly an exaggeration. ...
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Interest rate difference - savings account in a foreign currency

I live in a EU country where I have a currency account in CHF with a local bank. The interest rate of this account is 0.01%, whereas the interest rate in Switzerland is currently at -0.75%. Doesn't ...
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Tips on frugal approaches to donating to charities for averagely well-off

The title says it all really, but to get the discussion going let's imagine the following simplified reality: Suppose John is 25 years old, lives in the UK, has a very secure job with a take-home ...
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Why can one pay with ACH but not with checks from a savings account?

I have a payment I have to make four times a year. (well within Regulation D limits) The payee only accepts checks, and they sit on the checks for a random amount of time between 1 and 6 weeks before ...
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Doesn't the existence of FDIC incentivize savers to put their savings in the most risky bank?

The riskier something is, the more interest/coupon would be demanded by the lender. In the case of choosing where to put my savings, wouldn't the existence of FDIC incentivize searching for the bank ...
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Shouid I throw away my inkjet printer when its ink runs out & buy another?

This is not the usual question that I see here, but What topics can I ask about here? says: Personal Finance and Money Stack Exchange is for people who want to be financially literate, find ways to ...
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Deciding on a correct down payment for a house

I am in the process of making an offer for a house. Wife and I have about 135K saved, with steady jobs, both happen to be an 'essential business' as required for this period during the corona virus. ...
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Saving for a house, is holding money in the bank account currently wise?

I was currently saving to buy a new house with as lowest mortgage as possible (have currently money in the normal bank account without any interest rates) and planning to make a buy around the middle ...
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My retirement savings are waning due coronovirus crisis. What should I do?

My AFORE already lost a chunk of money in my retirement savings, i'm not sure what to do, i'm afraid if leave the rest of my money i will lose even more and it's gonna take a while to recover those ...
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Putting away 20% down payment money next 3 years to purchase home

We are considering buying a house in next 3 to 4 years. I am putting away my wife's salary into the savings for next 3 years until we come up with 30% money in the bank to take care of down payment, ...
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Opening monthly savers in different banks

I recently had a monthly saver with Lloyd Banks that is coming to an end. I want to continue saving however you can't have another monthly saver with the bank. I found that you can open accounts with ...
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How much money does one need to afford to stop working for the rest of life? [closed]

Let's suppose you are in your 20s and want to fully devote your life to something you are highly passionate about, but there's a problem: you are unsure whether that activity will bring you any ...
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Overpay student loan or mortgage first?

I am aged 23 and make £48000 a year. I have 2 sources of debt at the moment, my student loan and a mortgage I have just entered. Student Loan Details: Amount: £42775.54 Interest Rate: 5.4% Monthly ...

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