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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money
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Time to Reflect on 2014

We're wrapping up the end of our 7 th year of blogging here at Plan Well, Retire Well Blog . We aim to post about once a week and in 2014 we did pretty well with 54 blog posts. On average, a blog post in 2014 had about 340 page views. So, just what have we been writing about in 2014? And, what was popular? Let's take a look at the posts with the most page views!...

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The Odious Task of Tracking Expenses

I come from a long line of habitual expense trackers. Growing up, there was always a legal-sized ledger book in the drawer. A new page was started for each month. Every receipt was entered. There were often a few loose receipts tucked into the book, waiting to be logged. When my mom passed away and I became the keeper of my grandfather’s papers, they included his ledger from 75 years ag...

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Stories Help Share Values

Money is more than dollars and cents. We choose how we manage our money based on our personal values. Values help define who we are and what we do. During the holiday season our values about money are highlighted: how much do we spend on treats; do we use credit; do we give to charities? Many of us would like to pass along our values to children in our lives. However, it can be a challe...

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2014 Goal Challenge FU Debt

2014 Financial Goal Challenge Follow Up: All About that Debt

Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about creating a 2014 Financial Goal and I challenged our readers to write and share their goals with us. At the time of the posting, I deliberately failed to mention what my goal was, which has been and will continue to be in 2015 to pay off our debt . This year...

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