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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

In the news: Give up on financial education

Posted by Karen Chan - Karen Chan

Paging through the September issue of Money Magazine , I came across an interview with Lauren Willis , associate professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. The teaser reads, "Law professor Lauren Willis suggests that we just gi...

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A Hot Investment Tip

People can argue back and forth about what's the best way to invest money. But there's one investment tip that everyone should take into account when choosing investments: FEES MATTER! The numbers tell the truth. A recent article in Money magazine, "Is a 529 Still the Top College Savings Plan?," strongl...

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Reply re: Take the Money Quiz

Posted by Karen Chan - Karen Chan

Congratulations to Vanessa Egger of Chicago who got 100% on the Money Quiz ! Note to other readers: Take the quiz and let us know how you did! A good score could mean you're on your way to a financially c...

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Young Adults -- Lazy about Money? I don't think so!

Oh, the good old days! When I went away to college my freshman year, my financial life was relatively simple. All I really needed to know how to do was write a check and manage my money for entertainment. Food and housing costs were set and paid for in a lump-sum because I lived in a dorm. Finances for young people are more complicated now. With two sons leaving for college in a few wee...

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Debt: An analogy of the trouble with credit that you'll never forget

It's rare that I read something in a magazine that makes such an impression that I can't get it out of my head. But that's what happened when I read " The Smartest Advice I Ever Got " in the August issue of Money Magazine ....

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