Pay Off Debt or Invest?

Jan 22, 2014 by

“The numbers” would seem to argue for investing instead of pre-paying low-interest debt. But most anyone who’s debt-free will tell you that there’s a lot more to the story.

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Frugal Rules’ John Schmo...

Oct 16, 2013 by

John Schmoll Jr, founder of the popular blog Frugal Rules, sat down with me recently to chat about his motivations, his experience in paying off $25,000 in debt, and his work in the financial services industry.

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How I Invest Our IRAs

Sep 30, 2013 by

I’m unwilling to entrust our retirement security to Wall Street. So here’s what I’ve been doing with a sizable chunk of our IRA money since January 2008. But do you think my strategy is riskier than stock investing?

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Baby Boomers’ Future?

Sep 23, 2013 by

Here’s the story of a 77-year old Baby Boomer who, despite a long and well paid career, failed to save enough to retire. Now working two part-time jobs for about $10/hour, is this the future of most Baby Boomers?

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5 Years After Lehman

Sep 19, 2013 by

At 1:45 am on September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 158 years in business. The filing...

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Baby Boomer Retirement Panic?

Jul 25, 2013 by

The Baby Boom generation has mostly had it pretty good. But with retirement age looming for this 80-million strong population bulge, financial realities may mean the party is over for many.

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Wary of Stocks? Try Slow Money...

Jul 18, 2013 by

I do not buy the conventional wisdom that you must invest heavily in stocks to have a prayer of a secure retirement. Here’s another in my series of off-Wall Street investment alternatives.

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Wall Street Breaks Record

Jun 20, 2013 by

Record margin debt on Wall Street means when stocks fall, they’re going to fall hard and fast.

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Our 3 Best Money Choices—#2

Jun 11, 2013 by

I don’t recommend an international move solely to save money. But in our case, the savings have been huge and grow daily.

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How to Lose Money Fast

May 4, 2013 by

Have you noticed that savings seem to accumulate at a glacial pace but tend to vaporize in a gut-wrenching poof?

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