Get These 3 Things Right

Nov 19, 2018 by

Saving enough for a comfortable, secure retirement isn’t complicated. Follow these three guidelines, and you can’t miss. And your little man/woman will be happy. 🙂

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Paying for Aloha

Apr 16, 2018 by

How I freed up over $6,000 in cash that we’re putting to fun use on a long Hawaiian holiday.

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Good News, Bad Habits

Feb 14, 2018 by

Don’t be seduced into shooting yourself in the money foot by falling victim to the good news, bad habits deception.

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Saving Money This Tax Season

Jan 23, 2018 by

7 tips that can save you a bundle on your tax bill or supercharge your refund!

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6 Money Saving Holiday Hacks

Nov 27, 2017 by

Creative, simple ideas for helping pay for the holidays with cash, not debt.

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Dividend Portfolio Update

Nov 7, 2017 by

I’ve built a portfolio of relatively low-risk, high-dividend stocks that now generates enough cash to cover roughly one-third of our living expenses. That feels good.

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3 Top Money Wasters

Oct 17, 2017 by

Are you spending as if you want to retire early?

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Are Rising Rates Good?

Sep 20, 2017 by

Rising interest rates generally reward savers and punish borrowers. But there are other, less obvious benefits. Guest post from Patty Moore of Working Mother Life!

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Equifax Hack

Sep 10, 2017 by

With nearly half of all Americans affected, everyone should follow up to protect themselves in the wake of the horrendous hack at credit bureau Equifax®.

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TransUnion.ca Sneakiness

Aug 27, 2017 by

Here’s how TransUnion’ca’s process for obtaining a credit report—which should be free—morphs into a purchase of a $239/year “credit monitoring” product. Shameful!

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The Pain of Paying

Aug 2, 2017 by

You’ve abandoned cash, right? Cool, but research shows you’re probably spending more as a result.

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Investment Types—for Newbies

Jul 12, 2017 by

You know you should be investing, but don’t know where or how to start. Well, start here. 🙂

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Fossil Fuel Is Dead

Jun 14, 2017 by

Let’s discuss: Investors with a time horizon of more than 5 years should avoid fossil fuel-related companies, mutual funds, and ETFs.

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Financial Insomnia

May 30, 2017 by

A recent telephone survey of American adults revealed that 38% lose sleep over health care and health insurance worries. To the surprise of no one who relies on their brain to make decisions, that portion is up by a whopping 37% from one year ago.

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Credit and Home Insurance

May 11, 2017 by

Think your credit rating doesn’t matter unless you borrow money? Think again. Example: South Dakotans with poor credit pay 288% more for home insurance.

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When Thin is Bad

Apr 26, 2017 by

The brains behind Millennial Personal Finance writes about the importance of polishing your credit score.

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Extend Your Tax Deadline!

Apr 17, 2017 by

File IRS Form 4868 to get an automatic 6-month tax filing extension. But you can’t postpone paying what you owe!

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WHICH Credit Score Matters?

Mar 28, 2017 by

Not all credit scores are created equal. And pretending otherwise just cost a big credit reporting bureau $3 million.

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Where’s My Refund?!!?

Mar 14, 2017 by

If your tax refund is late, it could be because of new legislation that requires the IRS to delay issuing refunds for millions of filers.

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IRS May Have Your Money!

Mar 6, 2017 by

The IRS says it owes about $1 BILLION in total to an estimated 1 million taxpayers. Are you one?

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Why I Love Capital Gains (and ...

Feb 23, 2017 by

What’s the best thing about capital gains? The income tax you don’t pay on them!

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What Would You Do? #8

Feb 18, 2017 by

Help a Money Counselor reader decide how best to use an unexpected $15,000 gift!

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Can’t Seem to Save?

Feb 11, 2017 by

The #1 reason you can’t seem to save suggested in this article. Do you agree?

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2016 EITC

Jan 31, 2017 by

Overlook the Earned Income Tax Credit and you may have missed out on the chance to cut your tax bill by $6,269!

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