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7 Reasons Why Teachers Need a Roth IRA

The Roth IRA is the most unusual retirement plan, and probably the most versatile. Even though you may participate in the retirement plan in your school district, there are excellent reasons why teachers need a Roth IRA. Think of it as a way to broaden your retirement horizons. Once you learn what a Roth IRA […]

9 Post-retirement Careers for Teachers Who Only Want to Retire from Teaching

It may seem like an oxymoron to talk about retirement and post-retirement careers in the same article. But it’s also not uncommon for people to retire from one career field only to transition into another. One day you might choose to retire from teaching, but not retire completely. Even apart from retirement, a study found […]

How to Pay off a $33,000 Debt in 18 Months Like This Teacher

Here’s how one teacher woke up from the hibernation of automatic minimum payments and destroyed his student loans in less than two years.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (25): The Pitfalls of Planning

One of the things that helped me in the classroom (and one of the things I loved about my job) can cause a lot of problems when venturing into uncharted territory. Planning and trying to remain as organized as possible is quickly becoming a major downfall.

A “robot” is not going to save you from yourself

One movement that’s been taking place over the last seven years is the concept of “robo-advising”. But can they replace a human advisor?

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (24): The Budget – Month Eight

Did you know that babies are expensive? I think the amount of stuff we are told we “need” for a baby is crazy.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (23): Updates and All the Feels

I was able to get a full refund and take care of that pyramid scheme I fell for in December. That was really exciting. I was worried, and I felt like an idiot. But we got it taken care of.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (22): The Budget – Month Seven

Seven months is a long time, friends. I feel like I should be an old pro at this budgeting stuff by now. However, I still struggle.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (21): I Have a Problem

I realized at the beginning of this month that I may have a problem.  It’s typical for me to get stuck in a spending rut, especially after the holidays when I’ve been spending more than normal.  I get caught up in the checking for sales and grabbing the good deals and forget that I don’t […]

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (20): The Budget – Month Six

With a built-in fresh start each year comes time for reflection – for me, budgeting is always on the needs-improvement list.