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A Southern California couple who worked 'blue collar' jobs plans to retire comfortably thanks to 3 strategies they started years ago

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Courtesy of Corky Ewing
Corky and Patti Ewing of Southern California are retiring on a comfortable income, despite never earning more than a middle class income in Southern California.
Their use of compound interest in retirement accounts , rental income and property ownership, and investments have helped them increase their net worth and retirement savings .
"We're just pinching ourselves that we're even able to even think about retiring," says Corky.
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I've paid off $12,000 of credit card debt in 3 months thanks to a strategy that's just strict enough to work

I've paid off $12,000 of credit card debt in 3 months thanks to a strategy that's just strict enough to work

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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During a move, I racked up about $20,000 in credit card debt. After the move, I got serious about paying it off.
For two weeks of the month, I use my income to cover monthly expenses. The rest of the month, any money that comes in goes towards paying down debt.
Using this plan, I've paid off about $12,000 in three months.
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