12 financial goals you should reach by your 30s

first_img2. No more student debt I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids… but now, at 35, I realize some of them just went with the flow, without a plan, and are paying dearly for the mistakes of their early days. Your 20s and 30s are the best time to build a strong financial base, to set yourself up for a comfortable life and retirement. It may seem like you are going slow, but you have time on your side. After a decade or so, everything will snowball for the better, provided you put in the effort early on. So let’s have a look at the major financial milestones you should achieve by your 30s. 1. Not living paycheck to paycheck YOLO was a fine saying in your 20s. You’re over that now. This is the time to get serious about saving if you want to enjoy what life has to offer. Start by saving $5 a week, $10 the next week, until it hurts. Little amounts will add up.center_img By your early 30s, you have been out of college for almost 10 years. That is a long time to still carry a balance on your student loans. The average debt for the class of 2015 was over $35,000. With some loans including a 0% interest period, or some kind of forgiveness over time, you need to find a way to come up with $3,500 a year plus interest to put towards your loans in your 20s. Your 30s are meant for building wealth, not digging your way out of debt. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Police officer killed, seven injured in Egypt bomb blasts

first_imgThe explosion critically wounded one of the policemen.Elsewhere in Egypt, a police officer was killed and three were wounded in the North Sinai town of El-Arish when a roadside bomb exploded as they drove past in an armored vehicle, the interior ministry said in a statement.The north of the peninsula, where security forces are fighting an Islamist insurgency, is a bastion of the Egyptian affiliate of the jihadist ISIS group.The insurgency has swelled since the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.Militants loyal to ISIS have killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and policemen, mostly in North Sinai.A government crackdown targeting Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement since 2013 has left hundreds dead and thousands jailed.Hundreds more, including Morsi himself, have been sentenced to death, often in mass trials. Many have appealed and won retrials, while seven have so far been executed by hanging. Four people including two Egyptian policemen were wounded when a bomb they were trying to defuse exploded in Cairo near the pyramids Friday, while an officer died in an attack in Sinai, officials said.Two policemen and two hotel security guards were wounded in the blast outside the Meridien hotel near the Giza pyramids, a security official said.last_img read more

Ft. Lauderdale Garage Shooting Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

first_imgOne man was killed and three others sustained non-life threatening injuries in a shooting that took place early Sunday in a parking garage near the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.According to Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Casey Liening, the incident happened around 4:15 a.m. at 101 S.W. Fifth Avenue.The parking garage also serves the Museum of Discovery and Science, as well as nearby restaurants and clubs.Debbie Anestor, the aunt of one of the victims, says that her 25-year-old nephew, Bidline Vil, and his girlfriend got into a dispute with someone at one of the adjacent nightclubs, when the argument carried over to the garage. She says her nephew then shot and killed the other man in self-defense, adding,”He saved many lives by killing him. He’s a hero.”Anestor says her nephew, who has a concealed weapons permit, was shot five times during the altercation, and his girlfriend was shot once.The three victims who were injured were treated at Broward Health Medical Center.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more