Financial Freedom with Unwavering Principles
This is the second article in a four-part series designed to help millennials plan, invest and save for retirement. As we mentioned in part one of this series, "Why Millennials Aren't Investing for Retirement", Barron’s September 20th issue mentioned a survey that suggests only 43 percent of millennials are investing for retirement.
Being happy, healthy and wealthy doesn't happen accidentally. As Napoleon Hill said, “No one drifts to success.” Being happy, healthy and wealthy are all things we can control. You may not go from being 20 pounds overweight, depressed and in debt to svelte, wildly rich and joyous overnight. You do, however, have the daily opportunity go further down the road to success.
Even though we had to work, this past Monday was yet another Monday without economic news. On Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors released its September Existing Home Sales report, which increased 2.4 percent over August. Year-over-year growth is down 1.7 percent. September home prices were down 4.0 percent for the month to a median $209,700. Condo sales led gains.