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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money
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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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Dear Young Friend: “Cheap Insurance” for the Things You Worry About

Dear Young Friend, If you're twenty-something, what do you worry about? Karen ___________________   That's the question I posed on my Facebook page when I was working on last month's post, How to Think about Risk and Insurance , as part of my...

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Saving the Food Budget

Have you noticed that food prices are going up, up, and away? Flooding in the Midwest. Drought in the West. Bird flu among poultry. The price of meat higher than the price of gasoline. Where will it stop? It seems like there is not much we can do other than pay more and get less. Most people look for one simple fix that will get them to where they want to be (going vegetarian co...

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Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - The Players

When you buy a home for the first time or even your 100 th , there is a group of people you need to work with to get the home purchase accomplished. In a previous post we talked a lot about Finding a Realtor , but today we'll be more focused on the other players who help make your dream a reality. Who...

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Dear Young Friend: How to Think about Risk and Insurance

Dear Young Friend, We haven't talked much about insurance and risk. Before we wrap up our conversations, I wanted to share some thoughts on this. Karen ________________   Here's a question for all my twenty-something friends: What do you worry about? What kinds of things should...

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Minimize the Risk of Someone Using Your Identity

Recently identity theft has been in the news frequently. First, it seemed like one store's credit card database after another were breached. Now, government offices like the IRS online transcript service and the Office of Personnel Management's personnel files have been hacked! I feel like it is hard to know whether or not your identity is secure. I don't believe in being too paranoid about id...

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Summer home maintenance saves $$$

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