How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives

How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives

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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives
A 401k is one of the most powerful investment vehicles for retirement — and it’s IWT’s favorite thing ever for several reasons: Pre-tax investments. You don’t get taxed on the money you contribute until you withdraw it at retirement age. This means you have more money to compound and grow. Free money with employer match. Most companies will match your 401k earnings up to a certain percentage. It’s basically free money! Automatic investing. The investments you make are taken from your paycheck automatically each month — which is a HUGE psychological benefit. With all these awesome benefits though comes a cost: You can’t withdraw any of it until you hit the age of 59 ½. If you do, you’ll be subject to taxes on your withdrawal as well as a 10% penalty from the federal government. This, my friends, is the monkey’s paw. It’s the deadly consequence of King Solomon’s golden touch. It’s the deal that you must carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain or you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity. Borrowing from your 401k shouldn’t be done lightly. In fact, you really shouldn’t do it at all since dipping into your 401k can severely [...]
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Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More (#360)

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Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More (#360)
Credit: Richard Morgenstein “I really am a big believer in people’s creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way.” — [...]
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From Unhappy CPA To Successful Real Estate Investor

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From Unhappy CPA To Successful Real Estate Investor
They say when one door closes on you, another door opens—as it did for today’s guest. Tom Cafarella found himself working at a job he hated. One that he studied for in college and was expected to [...]
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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years

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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years
We asked members of the IWT community who have been married at least 10 years (aka “forever” in Hollywood years) to share their #1 piece of financial advice for couples. Here’s what they said: [...]
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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels

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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels
Have you ever met someone who’s told you, “Traveling to experience different foods, sights, cultures, and people? Ew, no.” Me neither. The point is, the majority of us looooooove to travel, but [...]
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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000

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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000
There’s a lot at stake when you walk through your boss’s door to start the “talk.” You know the one: negotiating more money. That single conversation is too important for you to just blindly [...]
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From Broke To Brave—Just Say Yes And Figure It Out

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From Broke To Brave—Just Say Yes And Figure It Out
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Jena Rodriguez—BraveMasters.com. Jena is a wife, mother, serial entrepreneur, love-of-all-things business, a brand specia [...]
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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward

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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward
Chocolate can help you lose weight. No, seriously. It can. Or at least that’s what Charles Duhigg, habit expert and author of The Power of Habit, says: “Although it seems like very dissimilar rew [...]
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The Wise Way From Hard-Knocks To Accomplished Success

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The Wise Way From Hard-Knocks To Accomplished Success
In this week’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Grant Wise—serial entrepreneur and the founder of Real Estate Marketing University, an online media training company [...]
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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for

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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for
So you’ve crafted a winning resume … … written an amazing cover letter … … and you might have gotten a little ahead of yourself and started clearing out your desk. Your hard work has paid [...]
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7 ways to buy back your time

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7 ways to buy back your time
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it? Pick up a new hobby? Learn a new language? Find new ways to make money? What if you had two extra hours, or even three? What would you [...]
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Even The Pros Can Get Poor Response Rates—What You Can Learn From Them

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Even The Pros Can Get Poor Response Rates—What You Can Learn From Them
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: Aaron Williams Mimi Schmidt Erik Peterson Mike Zaino Tate Litchfield Scott Todd For the first Round Table [...]
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The 25 Most-Clicked Links from My Newsletter in 2018

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The 25 Most-Clicked Links from My Newsletter in 2018
Photo by Matteo Pezzi What do roughly 1.5 million subscribers to my newsletter care about most? Or put another way, if they voted with clicks, what most caught their attention in 2018? The 25 items b [...]
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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year

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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year
Imagine a dozen dominoes lined up in a row. Push the first domino and what happens? They all fall down. Now take that same dozen and double it. No, triple it. No, wait — add 15,000 dominoes, branch [...]
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How to give advice that people actually take

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How to give advice that people actually take
If you want to learn how to give advice that people actually listen to, there are two things you can do: Empathize with the person — and not act like an emotionless robot. Find people who want to l [...]
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4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s

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4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s
Ah, the new year. A time for parties, champagne, and questionable decisions made because of the aforementioned parties and champagne. Before you say goodbye to 2018, there are four things you can do t [...]
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Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time

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Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time
The holiday season is usually a time of year that inspires people to be their best self — and “live their best life.” But a trait that’s often undervalued when living a Rich Life is genero [...]
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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster

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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster
The inverted yield curve is a graph that shows that younger treasury bond yields are yielding more interest than older ones. And it’s TERRIFYING for financial pundits all over the world. It’s a g [...]
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Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)

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Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)
Stan Grof (right) with the legendary Albert Hofmann (left), the first person to synthesize LSD. “I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. Bu [...]
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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life

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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life
If you’re broke, things that people consider minor purchases can be a massive undertaking for you: Going out for meals and to bars Paying utility bills or rent Filling up your car with gas Heading [...]
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What is middle class?

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What is middle class?
“Middle class” is a common term spoken by news pundits, politicians, and that annoying friend of yours who likes to debate politics at dinner parties. While a lot of people like to bloviate about [...]
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How much should I have in my 401k?

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How much should I have in my 401k?
I’ve talked about the 401k a few times before. [cue montage of every single time I scream at you to get a 401k] That’s only because the 401k is one of the most powerful investment tools at [...]
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42 money-making side hustle ideas for 2018

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42 money-making side hustle ideas for 2018
A good side hustle idea can open the door to unlimited earning potential. My team and I have spent more than a decade building money-making systems that have earned my students $1,000 and more on the [...]
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The Journey From Desperation To Inspiration In A Glass Elevator

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The Journey From Desperation To Inspiration In A Glass Elevator
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Geoff Nicholson—GeoffNicholson.uk. Geoff works with people all over the world—entrepreneurs, CEO’s and other high pe [...]
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Entrepreneur = insecure

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Entrepreneur = insecure
Insecurity is fascinating. We hide it. We beat ourselves up for it. And to top it off, it seems like we’re the only ones who ever feel it. And yet: It’s the times we feel most insecure that we g [...]
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137 How To Steal From Yourself – A Line of Credit Case Study

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137 How To Steal From Yourself – A Line of Credit Case Study
How To Steal From Yourself – A Line of Credit Case Study In this episode of the Cash Flow Guys Podcast, I talk about the latest trends in money and more specifically lending.  Borrowing of mone [...]
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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell

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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell
The two most common questions I hear about stocks are: What stock should I buy? When do I sell? I’ve covered the first question before (check out my article all about stocks and bonds). That’s w [...]
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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)
“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Dr [...]
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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)

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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)
Photo by Adam Rose “Things that caused me so much pain and confusion as a kid ended up being really wonderful tools in my work.” — Samin Nosrat Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, che [...]
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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)

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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)
Today, I’m going to share two strategies I’ve used to get traffic to my websites from extremely high-traffic blogs like Lifehacker and sites like the Wall Street Journal. These strategies are the [...]
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How to get into consulting (with advice from a consultant)

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How to get into consulting (with advice from a consultant)
Consulting is a great career choice if you love: Traveling Networking opportunities Exposure to a variety of industries and businesses Good money There are a lot of different options [...]
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Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch

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Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch
Noah Kagan has returned to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, and we cover it all: rebounding from rejection, asking for what you want, plotting your next move, and the mindset challenges all entrepren [...]
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Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)

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Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)
“The main difference was that I was willing to outwork and outdo every competitor who walked in through that door.” — Ann Miura-Ko Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called “the [...]
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All Transcripts From The Tim Ferriss Show!

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All Transcripts From The Tim Ferriss Show!
Lo and behold! Please find transcripts for all current episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show below! They go all the way back to episode #1 with my dear friend, world-class investor and entrepreneur Kevin [...]
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From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel

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From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel
Learn tips and strategies for productizing—making your client-based business streamlined and scalable—with special guest Brian Casel. [...]
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