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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money
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How I am Saving $3000 this year with out really trying. Cutting the Cord Part 3

Way back in July I first wrote about cutting the cord on our paid TV. I talked about looking at our options and deciding how we "use" TV and what we watched (what were must watch and what we had on just for background and distraction). Several readers commented on how they too cut the cord and were the better for it. On January 11, 2014 we finally cut the cord and the TV went dark. It w...

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Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

America Saves Week, February 24-March 1 st , is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That's why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically . Even if you are already saving, it's good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save...

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Health Savings Accounts: Ten Things to Do and Not Do

My husband is contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), so of course I wanted to learn all the in's and out's of this relatively new animal. If this is new to you, check out the benefits and who qualifies in last month's post . If you take a few moments to learn the rules, you can reap significant benefits for y...

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The Year of Suck

I was talking with a coworker the other day about her family's financial goals and plan for the coming year. "We have decided not to use our credit cards-we want to pay them off." Great plan I said but as she looked glum, I asked what was wrong. She replied that she and her husband were calling this "The Year of Suck". I thought this was an unusually negative way of thinking and so I ex...

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Bridal Christmas: Wedding Dress Shopping on a Budget

Though it may not seem like the time of year to think about weddings given our current polar vortex winter, spring is coming up soon and that means wedding season! Even if you're already married – this post may relate to someone you know - A daughter or son, a niece nephew, or a new member of your family. As a former employee of a major bridal salon in the US as well as just purchasing my very...

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