Questions tagged [savings]

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How does tax-deferred pension savings carry any long-term benefit over taxable accounts?

In terms of the total post-tax savings value, I don't see how taxable (e.g. Roth) vs. tax-deferred (e.g. 401(k)) makes a difference. Let me be specific. Suppose tax rate is s, and you dedicate X of ...
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Safe-ish investment options for a young, well-compensated couple

I'm definitely late in learning this stuff and have gone through the top questions on this site like I'm 23 and was given $50k. What should I do? Oversimplify it for me: the correct order of ...
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How do I use my spare money? (Brazil)

I am writing this question because I want to know what are the best options for using my spare money. Hence, let me first describe my situation: Who am I? I am a 24 years old no child single male. ...
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Is this a loophole in my credit card policy?

I have recently applied for a new credit card that and cardholders can get 5% cash back on purchases in their top eligible spend category each billing cycle, up to the first $500 spent (then 1%). The ...
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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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How do I calculate Compound Interest with changing monthly contributions, quarterly contributions, and changing interest rate

John currently has $100 in a saving account that compounds quarterly at a .25% interest rate. When the account's balance reaches $2500 or more, the interest rate will change to .05%. I want to figure ...
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Put idle savings to use while keeping them liquid

Since I graduated from college, I've collected ~$15K USD of savings. Currently this is sitting idle in a low interest checking account. I'd like to put it to better use, but I also need to make sure ...
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What is the easiest way to avoid using banks while still being able to store money safely?

I have had a bank account since I can remember, which I mainly used for saving money & having a physical card to spend money with. For a long time, this his seemed a logical thing to do as I would ...
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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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Professionals who provide the same services as Mint; i.e. personal expense tracking & analysis?

Not long ago I went to a financial advisor/money manager for a discussion of all (I mean all) my finances and was needing some analytics in the short term to decide what smart actions to take for the ...
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What exactly are the drawbacks of moving money from a checking account into a savings account?

My paychecks get directly deposited into my checking account, and I haven't bothered to move any of it into my savings account because I know there are some drawbacks to having it in savings as ...
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How to split up income for loans and savings

My partner is about to start Veterinary School, and as a result is going to be taking on a potentially very large amount of debt. I have a job currently paying me $55,000 on salary (factoring in the ...
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Company with high match for 401K vs IRA, which to choose?

I am fortunate to be at a company with a pretty high 401K match, 50% with no cap. Normally when I've saved in the past, I've done the 401K up to the amount matched, and then chose other savings ...
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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 should I do with my money?

I'm a final year University student with about 50k (AUD) in the bank earning interest at 2.8%. I have nearly finished my paid full time placement which is why I have a lot of money currently as I ...
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At what age should I start or stop saving money?

I am around 24. I've never saved money. I don't know when I should start or stop saving money. Is there an age where I should stop saving money? Is there an age when I should start saving money?
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Should I spend 3/4 of my savings to buy a new car that costs about a year of my annual salary?

Since I still live with my parents I've been saving money for a while. All these savings amount to around 15 months of my current salary. Now I need a car. Cars are pretty expensive. I don't want to ...
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Started earning money, have significant savings, would like to invest [duplicate]

I am in the last year of university and got myself a well paid part-time job. My expenses are negligible for now. Since I was 18 I was always making money here and there, so I managed to gather over ...
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If the loan interest is lower than inflation rate, does it mean it would be less expensive to take a loan and spend now, than save to buy later?

I am considering to buy an upright piano. For that, I have been planning the budget I would need and how much I would have to spend/save to be able to buy it . A few things to consider: The piano ...
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How much should a graduate student attempt to save?

I am just starting out with my PhD after a relatively inexpensive BS. I have no loans or any other outstanding dues. My stipend (as is for thousands of US graduate students) is ~$1500 per month from ...
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What are my options for investing as a resident in Poland?

I am intending to become resident in Poland in 2 years and would like to find ways of investing, eg: stocks and shares, tax free savings etc. What are the options and how can I find them? (I don’t ...
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Optimizing Savings Allocations

I am currently trying to decide the best way to allocate my savings, and I would appreciate your input. I am trying to budget roughly based on the idea of using 50% of my post tax income for ...
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Can I buy an overseas property using the bonus from a Lifetime ISA?

I have a Lifetime ISA but am looking to move overseas in the next few months. I am yet to buy any property and thus my first property purchase will most likely be overseas, can I use my Lifetime ISA ...
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What does same scheme account mean in banking purpose?

I'm planning to open an online savings account in a bank where i already have normal savings account. In the form though it asks me to declare that i don't have same scheme account in their bank. I'm ...
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How should money sitting idle in a bank account be invested? [duplicate]

I've been working for a couple of years still living in my parents home with no outgoings, meaning all my money goes straight to the bank. I've saved around £30'000+ but I'm unhappy with money sitting ...
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Mid twenties, no debt, maxed out all contributions to "common sense" stuff, what can I do to maximize the value of my money now?

I'm in my mid twenties living in the US, in a relatively inexpensive city (my rent is 930 a month). I max out 401(k), 80% going to Roth 401(k), 20% traditional 401k (I expect I'm going to have to pay ...
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Where can I park my rainy-day / emergency fund? Savings accounts don't generate much interest

Savings accounts don't seem to generate much interest. What other options do I have for my emergency fund?
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Future value with contributions NOT increased for inflation

Let's say one starts with a portfolio balance of $1,000 and wants to contribute an additional $100/year. Future returns are assumed to be 5%/year. Future inflation is assumed to be 2%/year. If he ...
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What do I need to do to prepare for starting a business? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to do savings in India?

I have started to earn a year ago. All my funds are currently in banks. Is there any better way save money than leaving it in a bank account?
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is it good to buy insurance policy as investment for beginner?

I have no investment experiences before. So want to get some suggestions. Lately one insurance adviser was suggesting to buy one insurance policy as investment (they called it as saving plan ) . Here ...
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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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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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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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I'm 18 and have 6 grand. What should I do with it?

I'm 18 and about to go to college. Luckily, I don't have to worry about student loans or most other living expenses. I've been working and have over $6,000 (will probably be about $7,000 by the end of ...
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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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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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How to strike balance between home loan, savings, investment, tax savings, marriage, retirement plan, startup & living life?

Small intro: I am 30 years old, living with my parents in Mumbai, India. I am the only child. During the past 8 years of working, I have managed to change my family's financial condition to a great ...
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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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