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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

Solutions for Investment Procrastination, Part 1

I would rather do lots of things than pick a mutual fund to invest in. Re-balancing my account isn't high on my list of fun things to do, either. My guess is that most people don't like these tasks any more than I do. So what happens? We procrastinate: these things are on my To-Do list, but I never seem to get around to them...

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Don't Be A Victim! Avoid the most common Scams and Frauds

Don't Be A Victim! Avoid the Most common Scams and Frauds In this changing economy, some things have not changed but have grown out of control. That is Scams and Fraud committed on many American consumers. Surprisingly, economic studies have been able to narrow down some of the most common scams and frauds. The following information may make the difference between being...

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Cutting the cord- Is it time to give up cable/satellite television? Part Two

Several months ago I wrote about how my husband and I were thinking about cutting the "cable" and doing away with our paid TV service. I got a lot of interesting reaction from readers, friends and family. I also discovered that this decision is a lot more complicated that I thought. Getting rid of paid TV involves more than just calling and cancelling service. I discovered that we had a...

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How Can I Build a Credit History? Consider a Secured Credit Card

I frequently hear, "I can't get a credit card because I don't have a credit history, but how can I get a credit history without a card?" It can be tough to get that first credit card at the best of times, and with a tight credit market many young people are especially finding it hard build their credit history. What's can you do? One possibility is to apply for a secured credit card. A...

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Moving towards Financial Independence

Do you have a young adult living in your home or are you a young adult living at home? If so, join the crowd! According to recent Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data, "In 2012, 36% of the nation's young adults ages 18 to 31–the so-c...

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