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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

When to Shred Financial Documents?

Half the battle of paying bills on time, being reimbursed for expenses, and keeping financial tools like insurance up-to-date is finding the right document when you need it! And, one of the reasons it's hard to find the right document is that many of us keep too many documents. Everyone needs to find their own system for organizing financial documents. For me, the key is to minimize wha...

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Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - Moving In

As the Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House series comes to an end – the final step in the first time home buying process is moving in! When I first moved to Illinois I went through the moving process with my Moving Moochers blog post , but below are just some mindful tips when moving into your first house! Not al...

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Transitions: Leaving a job, and the lesson my father taught me

For the past several months, I've been writing about the financial decisions that young adults face. This month, I'm switching gears to talk about a different kind of transition that could happen at any point in your working years: leaving a job. Whether you're taking a new job, being laid off, or retiring, there are probably more financial decisions and ramifications than you might thi...

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Plan Meals to Save Money and Eat Well

It's back to school time and that means busy schedules for many families! Between juggling work, after school activities and sports, it can be challenging to provide healthy, low-cost meals for you and others. Making a weekly plan for meals is one way to gain control over your food budget, and avoid the temptation of eating out which tends to be more expensive. Typically in the US, peop...

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She's Back - The Financial Fat Cat

The Financial Fat Cat is back with a new savings tips! This summer the Consumer Economics team wanted to be in the GoBankingRates #MoneyMinute Challenge again! With our great success last year of the Financial Fat Cat, we wanted to expand on our Fat Cat's knowledge of perso...

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Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - The Closing

Whew! What a journey we've been on together with the Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House series! This month we're going to cover the closing process. If you've been working with awesome "Players" this process should go smoothly for most people. But let's dive into the nitty gritty! Your realtor might call this process...

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myRA -- Easy to Start Saving!

To save money in most retirement saving plans, you often need a minimum already saved to get started. Not the my RA offered my the US government. I think the low amount needed to start saving and the NO FEES are the best parts of the my RA, and making checking out this saving option worthwhile! Unfortunately, many people don't have access to an employer's retirement plan...

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