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Questions tagged [savings]

a generic tag related to accumulating cash or bank deposit savings.

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Frequently Moving Money Between Checking and Savings

I'm currently carrying a balance in my checking account, much of which I feel is going to waste, since its not being "invested". The overall total balance in my checking account isn't growing much if ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on external savings?

I am thinking on moving to Canada to work, save for retirement, and move back to Portugal due to the lower cost of living to live my retirement. I will contribute to the Canada Pension Plan and also ...
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Can saving/investing 15% of your income starting age 25, likely make you a millionaire?

I came across this article. It states, The plan calls for young people to put 15 percent of their salary into a savings account — whether it be an IRA, 401(k) or taxable account — starting at ...
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When to stop saving and start investing?

Since I started my first job after graduating a few years back, I always saved a certain percentage of my salary each month on an extra savings account my bank offers. At that time, and until recently,...
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Move money out of the UK due to Brexit

I'm a non-British European living in the UK with about £50k in a UK bank account saving to buy a house in Europe. I have a bank account in another European country. With Brexit looming, does it make ...
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How to stop promotions from filling new “necessary” expenses

I am 25 now (damn I feel old haha!) and I have gotten 2 promotions in my career so far. When I was younger I though that every promotion will be more spending money. Now that I have started living, ...
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Paying off credit card from savings or keep and contine with current credit balance [duplicate]

I'm having two credit cards with only 10% of worth credit limit available (Nearly full). I can pay off both cards with my savings and my savings would be zero or nearly zero. I'm wondering whats the ...
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Formula for retirement withdrawal amount same as principal decreases

I created a retirement calculator The idea is if you save enough you can so when you withdraw say 4% you don't eat too much into your savings. But based on my calculation 4% of 500000 is $20k but ...
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How do I calculate monthly compound interest in Google Sheets?

I have a financial spreadsheet with a column of all my deposits into my savings account. The leftmost column lists the dates of the deposits. Now, let's say my savings balance is $100.00 and my ...
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Won the lottery - how do I keep the money?

Sadly only a hypothetical question, but here it goes: If you suddenly gained a large sum of money (several million $/€/whatever) by winning the lottery, some inheritance or anything else, how could ...
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Why doesn't the U.S. government pay interest on tax withholding returned via a refund?

When the US government pays you your tax refund, it doesn't include any sort of interest payment for what is essentially a loan to the government. Why doesn't the government pay interest?
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What are some options to store money abroad in a safe and preferably cheap way?

Assume the situation in which you live in a country that shows tell tale signs that its moving to a hyperinflation. People's money will become useless. You have the option to move some of it in other ...
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Does it make sense to save money in times of high inflation?

This is a chart with the inflation rate in my country over the years: It was the highest in 1993, at 256.1%. I was wondering if it would have made sense to save money in the years of high inflation ...
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Should I pay off my mortgage, begin retirement savings, or build my emergency fund?

My Goal I am trying to calculate how best to apply my income to my various goals. For the sake of simplicity, I'm interested in the balance between three specific goals: Paying down my mortgage ...
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Have I saved too much for retirement so far?

I currently have a roth ira as well as a 401k from fidelity. I have around 350k in my 401k and another 10k in my Roth IRA. I just turned 40 recently. Am I saving too much for retirement and should I ...
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Saving for retirement: How much is enough?

How to save I'm in my late twenties and am trying to get started off on the right foot saving for retirement. I have learned that retirement savings should usually be placed in retirement accounts in ...
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Roth IRA = Emergency Fund. Any Safe Investments?

I've been building my emergency fund through automatic deposits into a Roth IRA at TDAmeritrade. This has been working well, since the money is out of sight, out of mind, and I can easily withdraw it ...
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Is storing money in a bank the best way to utilise your savings?

Over the past few years, the rate of inflation in my country has outpaced the interest on my savings account, meaning that I have been losing money as its value has dropped faster than its quantity ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I'm still living like I did in college (occasional purchase on myself, but most of it goes into ...
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Good allowance savings plan?

I am about to begin receiving a weekly allowance from my dad. As I am not great at controlling my "buy buy buy now" impulses, could you guys help me put together a savings plan for my allowance, given ...
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How to save and partition money for a University student

I'm about to start my first "professional" internship/job, but I will be getting paid. I will be making around $1100 every 2 weeks and saving around $8800 during the whole summer. This is more money ...
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I have 25,000 in savings and I want to invest, but I don't know where to start [duplicate]

I've been collecting information about the best investment practices, however I'm have very little financial knowledge and was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction. I feel like I ...
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interest compounded daily vs monthly

I want to compare two saving accounts with same APY, but one has interest "compounded daily and credited monthly" and the other has interest "compounded monthly and credited monthly". Which will yield ...
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How can I budget to build up a down payment for a house over the course of a year?

I'm currently looking to buy a house in one year - my lease will be expiring, I'll have the time to build up a savings, and we'll have the time to research and find the exact house we want - we've ...
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Replacement or Similar savings scheme to the UK's Help to buy scheme

I am looking to move out in the next coming years, whether that is just to a flat some where or a full house is not decided yet. After talking to a work colleague who is currently trying to buy a ...
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How to balance saving for retirement with saving for a house?

Situation: Married w/ kids, 29, about to finish grad school, no debt. Accepted a job offer with $87k salary and an employer contribution to an SEP-IRA equal to $13k/year. No additional household ...
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What type of investment is best suited for a 1-year investment on a down payment?

I'm looking to buy a house, but lacking in the capital to make an adequate down payment on said house. My lease expires in a year from now, so I am looking to build up my capital through investment ...
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End balance after x years of an account with fixed interest rate and growing withdrawals

I am looking for a formula to calculate the balance on my savings account after x years whereby this savingsaccount has a fixed interest rate and my withdrawals increase each year (because of ...
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Are Netherlands“second pillar” pensions USA Section 402 compliant?

I am a US citizen and work in the Netherlands as an employee for a Dutch company. In the Netherlands, the retirement pension system is based on three pillars: the public pension scheme, akin to the ...
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Too much cash: pay off mortgage, invest in market, or all of the above?

My wife and I have the (pleasant) problem of having too much cash. Part of the reason is that we have been looking to upgrade to a nicer house for the last few years, but we never found the right ...
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Opening account for family in my name

Sibling of mine asked me to open an bank account for her in my name. She wants to fill it with her savings and use it on day-to-day basis with a debit card. I have a strong feeling this could ...
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Mint.com: How to set up savings line items in budget: As expense, income, or neither?

This question is really more specific to Mint.com since I do all of my personal account management there. In the Budgets tab, I always have the unaccounted transactions at the bottom of the page where ...
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Saving rate higher than the Fed rate: Too good to be true?

Recently I saw this Intrx company advertise a savings account with 2.91% APY on Facebook, and claim it would be FDIC insured up to 100M. They explain their business in the following: We are an ...
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Australia- Bank account for newborn

I have just acquired a newborn, a would like some advice in setting up long term financial plan. I don't have a target amount in mind, just to have some money to help her when older (roughly 18-21 ...
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Tax system on savings account in India

I would like to know if the money in the bank is taxable. Let's say I have deposited some x amount in my savings account and the yearly interest is y amount. I know that this y amount is taxable, but ...
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What can I do with a property that won't sell following divorce?

My wife and I bought a property just over 2 years ago for €114,000. We put down a 10% deposit (€11,400) and so took out a mortgage of €102,600. We took the mortgage on a short term (15 years) to ...
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How Should I Start a Savings?

I'm 22 and looking to start saving, and having my money work for me. I've got a few options I'm aware of right now: a) Going in with my bank's Mutual Fund plans, b) going safe and using a TFSA-GIC ...
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I'm only spending roughly half of what I earn; should I spend more?

around 6 months ago I started this job. Around 3 months ago while reading this very website I downloaded a budgeting software and started writing down everything I earned and spent, and I noticed I'm ...
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Use savings for our wedding or use a loan [closed]

I recently married (similar to engagement), planning our wedding and starting a new life with my spouse. Where we live we use two currencies, the GBP and a local one (XXX) that is getting harder and ...
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Scenarios for a 25 yo finishing a PhD staying in Academia, but hope to invest her $100 K USD [duplicate]

Suppose 1: I am a 25 year old just about to finishing my PhD in pure mathematics, and have saved about $100 K USD so far in my life. I have saved all $100 K USD in an American Bank (actually Bank of ...
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Ideal net worth by age X? Need comparison references

Is there a website resource that gives suggestions for how much savings or net worth I should have at any given age, based on my education level and salary? I'm in my 30s, have no debt, and have been ...
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Saving for a house/saving in general vs putting my money in Super vs paying off my student loan

I'm at a point of my career where I'm starting to earn decent money and can put decent chunks away. The question I have is mostly around whether I should max out my superannuation contributions in ...
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Managing an Account with Multiple Categories

Assume I setup and account that has multiple categories, say I have 1000 to invest, and I do something like this: 300 Kid 1 college 300 Kid 2 college 150 Emergency Fund 250 New House It is pretty ...
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Investing platform options without fixed residency

Background: My wife and I are in our high-twenties currently living in UK. We don't have a mortgage, we're renting our flat. The only debt we have is the standard UK student loans, which is deducted ...
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What should be done when my cash reserves are high?

When I have plenty of money in hand available, which is the correct choice? is it better to pursue new investments? To do things that were not done in previous days? Donate to charity? Upgrade my ...
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Storing Money Without a Bank [closed]

One way to store money without a bank account, could simply be keeping it in banknotes, however that's not very safe. So is there another way to store digital money that is not a bank account? ...
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Should I make a loan or withdraw all my savings to buy an asset?

Lately, this is a question I've been asking myself, and I don't know which would be best, both on short term and long term. Let's suppose I have around 20,000 to 25,000€ in my savings account (which ...
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Should I pay and refinance or continue LPMI?

Details: Origin loan: $152,000 Original downpayment: $8000 Remaining loan: $144,000 (= approximate current pay-off quote) Currently value of house: $160,000 (assume value hasn't changed since I ...
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Is it possible to lock in a high interest rate in savings, when general interest rates are high?

I've heard anecdotes about high-interest savings accounts (4.5% around 2006, even 8% in the 80s), that were opened when interest rates (federal funds rate) were high. The implication seemed to be ...
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Friend constantly complaining about $850 monthly S.S. check [closed]

I posted a similar question recently, but I guess I didn't explain correctly. I have a friend that receives $850/month in social security. He doesn't pay rent, electric/gas/water/cable bills, loans, ...