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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money
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The America Saves Challenge

What motivates you to learn a new habit? For some of us, a competition or challenge can give us the necessary "push" to practice a behavior so that it can become a habit. Have you had trouble making saving a habit? Well, then here is an opportunity to focus on this positive habit! As part of America Saves Week (February 25-March 2, 2013), a time set aside annually to promote good savings behav...

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Financially Savvy Ideas to Do for Love

Are you looking for a new way to express your love on Valentine's Day? You don't have to spend a lot of money to say "I love you." What low-cost creative ways have you used to express your feelings? Click on the comments link below to share your ideas. I'll post all g-rated ideas for readers to enjoy. Here's a few ideas to start with: Plan a romantic date with your part...

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Save for Your Dreams

Do you have a dream? Does it require money to accomplish? Many of our dreams do. The challenge is to change our financial behaviors so that we can save money to reach our dreams. The economy for the last several years has stifled our dreaming, but this is your wake-up call – time is passing and now is the time to put your dream into action. I'm not saying that it's easy to save money. Ho...

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