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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

Looking for a job? What you need to know about your credit report

I'm sure you've heard many a time that you should check your credit report regularly to be sure that it accurately represents your credit history. In fact, you need to check your reports from all three credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax) as they are likely to be different from one another. And, you probably know that you should go to...

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Tag Cloud Can Help You

Yeah!  Have you noticed? The Plan Well, Retire Well blog now has a tag cloud on the right column -- just scroll down a bit and you can see it. I'm excited about it for a variety of reasons beyond the fact that it looks cool. For one thing, now it's easy to find related articles. For example, home loan interest rates are currently really low. When you have a 15 or 30 year loan, your interest rate c...

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Direct Express Debit Card: ATM Withdrawals Could Cost You

Last week I wrote about Go Direct , the US Treasury's effort to have all recipients of Federal payments such as Social Security, SSI, and veteran's benefits receive those payments electronically. If recipients don't sign up to have their payments automatically deposited...

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Federal government says, Go Direct! Go Electronic!

There was a time when you could get your Social Security check by mail and buy a savings bond at the bank or through payroll deduction. Those days are drawing to a close. Savings Bonds As of January 1, 2012, you will no longer be able to visit your local bank or credit union to buy a savings bond. The bonds will still be for sale, but you'll have to do it through...

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