I know I have talked and written a lot about how important it is to get out of debt, and stay out. But you know what’s just as important? Having an emergency fund. Everyone needs an emergency fund. If you don't already have one, starting one should come before any significant debt reduction. That’s right, BEFORE, debt reduction.
I said a full scale education revolution is coming and that "education is going to be taken over by the internet, and the quality it will deliver will be nothing short of stunning...The cost of higher education will reflect these changes. How about a full four year college education for say $5,000 or so? Pretty amazing, no?” Well, it’s here--the future has arrived! Georgea Tech, one of the top 25 universities in the world, made waves last week in business and higher education with an announcement.
In last week’s blog I documented the true depth to which our retirement system has failed most Americans, the greed and utter incompetence of the Financial Services Industry and their allies in the Financial Media, and the tremendous damage its caused most Americans. I showed that you should not trust your retirement savings to this broken system, that the stock market is not the answer it is hyped to be, and that if you entrust your financial future to a financial advisor that history shows that over 95% will do nothing but lose you money.