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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just a short post about “The Perils of AutoPay”. The Perils of AutoPay? Yea. First things first. I am a big fan of making as many things as I can in my life “automatic”. If it’s something that I will need to pay and keep paying, it’s probably on autopay. Concrete examples of this would be things like mortgage payments and student loan repayments. Also in this […]

The Perils of AutoPay #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just going to be a short post about highlighting the “2020 Changes” regarding retirement contributions and taxes. 2020 Changes First things first, you can read all about it direct from the IRS: Retirement Contributions 2020 Taxes (44 pages!) However, I will try to break down what I think is important as simply as possible. 401k/403b/457 Contributions 401k/403b/457 contributions will increase from $19,000 in 2019 to $19,500. Catch-up […]

2020 Changes #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today I’m going to ponder what to do if someone was “Inheriting a House“. Inheriting a House First things first: I’m not inheriting a house. The reason I’m writing this blog post is because a friend of mine inherited a house along with siblings. He talked to me a little about it. Since I wanted to learn more, I started doing some research into it. There is a ton […]

Inheriting a House #illumedati


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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’m going to discuss the proverb of “Wealth Lost in 3 Generations” and how I’m going to battle against it. Wealth Lost in 3 Generations? Yea. It’s actually quite interesting. This proverb actually exists in multiple different cultures: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, […]

Wealth Lost in 3 Generations #illumedati #wealth



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just a short post to talk about “Rebalancing”. Rebalancing I’ve talked about rebalancing before. It’s not too difficult of a concept. I general, you make your investment plan and try to stick with it. However, because your investments can go up and down over the course of the year, you need to find time to rebalance your investments to the asset allocation you are comfortable with. For […]

Rebalancing #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just going to be a short post about the “Time Value of Money”. Time Value of Money? Yea. Here’s the definition from Investopedia: The time value of money (TVM) is the concept that money available at the present time is worth more than the identical sum in the future due to its potential earning capacity. This core principle of finance holds that provided money can earn interest, any amount of […]

Time Value of Money #illumedati