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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Biggest Money Stresses

Nov 22, 2013 by

Which of these do you think was most often listed #1 by Americans as the source of the most money stress: credit card debt, healthcare expenses, saving for retirement, or day-to-day living costs?

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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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To Save Enough Start Early!

Aug 20, 2013 by

The Web teems with advice on how best to save for retirement. But one recommendation overwhelms all the rest: start saving early so compounding can work its beautiful magic.

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How Much Savings Is Enough?

Aug 1, 2013 by

Retirement planning is challenging for a simple reason: we can’t predict the future. Future inflation and the return you get on your savings will make a huge difference in how long your nest egg lasts.

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Car Loan or Pay Cash?

Jul 16, 2013 by

Yikes, 8-year car loans are now available! Should you scrimp and save and walk if you have to until you have enough banked to pay cash for a car? Or should you be okay with getting a loan for your next ride?

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When Will You Be Debt Free?

Jul 11, 2013 by

Is being debt free one of your goals? If so, by what age do you expect to reach your goal? Take a poll here and see how you compare to other Money Counselor readers.

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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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U.S. Retirement Catastrophe Lo...

Mar 20, 2013 by

Do you think you need more than $250,000 to retire comfortably? Many of your neighbors and colleagues don’t. And most have saved less than $25,000 for retirement.

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Roller Coasters and Retirement

Feb 25, 2013 by

I don’t like roller coasters. They make me feel sick and scared. That’s why I’m wary of amusement parks and stock investing.

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