When You Need Extra Help, Who Do You Prefer To Hire?

Options % of Farriers
Apprentice 39%
Farrier with 1-4 years experience     28%
Farrier with 5-10 years experience 13%
Both an apprentice and farrier 20%


— 2017 American Farriers Journal email survey


As A Farrier, What Should You Be Saving For Retirement*?

At age 20: Save 25% of your annual take-home pay. Don’t let lifestyle expenses exceed 75% of your take-home pay.

At age 30: Have the equivalent saved of your annual take-home pay.

At age 35: Have saved twice your annual take-home pay.

At age 45: Have saved four times your annual take-home pay.

At age 50: Have saved five times your annual take-home pay.

At age 55: Have saved six times your annual take-home pay.

At age 60: Have saved seven times your annual take-home pay.

At age 65: Have saved eight times your annual take-home pay.

*Based on what you take out of the business that would be the equivalent of an annual salary.

— Kimmie Green, a money expert at Intuit

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