The Best from Rockstar Finance for March 9, 2019

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Today’s Features

The FIRE Movement is Here to Stay

The FIRE movement isn’t going anywhere, but I don’t think for a second the lifestyle will become the norm. For much of the population, salary versus cost-of-living simply doesn’t allow for a 30% to 70% or savings rate. For those who do earn enough to afford to live on half, marketing and peer pressure are powerful, and embodying the image we want to portray to the world can be costly.

Why the 5AM Hustle Won’t Work for You

Getting up mega early doesn’t equal productivity and a happier life. It can of course help, but that is largely down to the habits that are done within this time. You can do this at any time of the day. Yes, it is best to do it at the beginning of the day before you are weary from a full day, but this isn’t that much help if you are forcing yourself to get up much earlier than you want to.

4 Busted Myths About Women and Money

For too long, the myth that women are somehow bad with money has perpetuated our media, marketing, and minds. Advice based on these false assumptions conveys that women are at fault. If they only negotiated harder, took on more risks, and (in short) acted more like a man, then they would succeed.

Think that you can do almost anything with your traditional IRA? Think again

As an owner of an IRA, if you engage in a prohibited transaction, the penalties are among the most severe of all IRA penalties. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about both prohibited investments and prohibited transactions in an IRA.

How to Save Money While Studying Abroad: The Ultimate Guide

Studying abroad is one of the highlights of any student’s college experience, but finding ways to pay for it and save money on the trip can make the process stressful and overwhelming. While studying abroad is an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity, it’s also extremely expensive regardless of your destination.

Rockstar Guest Curator

Jerry’s mission is to help people become financially woke on his blog Peerless Money Mentor. There he tries to create unique and compelling content by combining his love of philosophy, hip-hop, and economics. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.

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