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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • IMO it's good to start saving now. Don't wait 10 years, certainly. Maybe not even three. You can have many times more retirement money with those extra 10 years of savings in your 20s. I'd recommend paying off debt at the same time you are saving, personally.
    • I agree, mortgage debt is good debt, so save the house for later and save for retirement now, you'll thank yourself down the road.
    • I agree.. What I meant was that by 10 years, I'd have those plans already in action and maturing for me. The first three years of car, loan and credit card debt removal will be the tightest but I can still start pitching into the savings.

      I know compound interest is my friend, 8000 today could mean 650000 at age 65. In fact, my wife and I are starting an IRA next week sometime. My question is, is one bank as good as the next for IRAs and the like? Will my local bank be better or worse than a national ba
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      Casey West
      • Find a good accountant. I know my accountant have saved me / made me / whatever more money than I've paid him. And saved a bunch of time.

        Of course, be sure to sanity check stuff if he tries to sell you specific banks and such.
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        -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();