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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

Two Reasons to Think about Xmas in July

Do you know what happens in less than 22 weeks? It's Xmas! That means we have less than 154 shopping days left. You're probably wondering why I would bring this up in July. Well, for two reasons: When we plan ahead for occasions that require extra money, we can save for expenses rather than using credit, which can be costly. Now is a great time to plan for holiday expen...

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Market-linked CDs: The Details are Important!

Just when you think you know the basics of saving and investing, something new comes along! Many of us have think of a Certificate of Deposit (CD) as a completely safe investment – guaranteed to provide a certain amount of return and insured by the government. And, while that is still true for many CDs, market-linked CDs are different. While market-linked certificate of deposits have bee...

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Cool Your Home and Save Money Too

My utility bills go way up in the hot summer months. Part of the cost increase is probably because my three college-age sons come home for the summer, but part of it is also our desire to keep our home cool. One hot evening recently I was motivated to rethink our household habits to try and find ways to keep our home cool and save money. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has some good s...

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What to do when you fall behind: Student loan default and how to deal with it

This is the fourth post in a series about student loans by guest blogger Sharon Cabeen. Sharon is director of financial literacy program operations with TG. You can reach her at (800) 252-9743, ext. 6781, or by email at Additional information about TG can be found online at ....

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