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Answers to Your Questions on Credit Unions, Banks and Deadbeat Parents Jan. 07, 2020

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CREDIT UNIONS VERSUS BANKS Dear Mary: What is the difference between a bank and a credit union? R... Read More

10 Things That Should Never Go in the Dishwasher Dec. 26, 2019

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Without a doubt, my least favorite household chore is hand-washing dishes. That makes my dishwasher ... Read More

Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Clean and Fresh Dec. 25, 2019

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When it comes to housekeeping, there's nothing quite so lovely as the smell of nothing. That's the w... Read More

7 Easy Moves That Will Simplify Your Spending Dec. 24, 2019

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Confused and stressed out about how to manage your money so you don't run out before payday? Put the... Read More

Washing Dishes By Hand Versus Using the Dishwasher: Which Is More Effective? Oct. 10, 2019

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It's an interesting question and one that comes up every time I write about how to use and maintain ... Read More

7 Shopping Triggers We All Fall for Oct. 08, 2019

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I blame my suspicious nature on my neighborhood grocery store. The store used to be a logically arra... Read More

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty? Aug. 28, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things I need to save for. From retirement ... Read More

How Can Couples Max Out Social Security Benefits? Aug. 21, 2019

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Dear Readers: Are you and your spouse nearing that magic age when you can file for Social Security b... Read More

10 Steps to a DIY Financial Plan Aug. 14, 2019

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Dear Readers: Did you know that 78% of people with a financial plan pay their bills on time and save... Read More

Is It Time to Declutter Your Finances? Aug. 07, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I am trying to simplify my finances and have way too many accounts (savings, checking, ... Read More

Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Fund Your Down Payment? Jul. 31, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My husband and I are trying to scrape together enough money for a down payment on our f... Read More

How Should Millennials Save for Retirement? Jul. 17, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 28 and have a good job. My company offers a 401(k), but I haven't signed up yet ... Read More

Thinking About Taking the Plunge? Tips for a First-Time Home Buyer Jul. 03, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 35 and would really like to buy my first home. I've saved a pretty good chunk for a... Read More

Take My Social Security Advice ... Not My Financial Advice Aug. 30, 2017

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I've discussed this issue before in this column. I am a Social Security expert. But I am NOT a finan... Read More

Haunted by the Ghost of Student Loans Oct. 10, 2016

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Dear Annie: My mother was murdered seven years ago by an abusive husband. The cause of death was str... Read More

Got Grandkids? Want to Help Them Learn Good Money Habits? Sep. 21, 2016

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Dear Readers, Have you heard of National Grandparents Day? While it may not be widely known or celeb... Read More

Laid Off and Worried About Money: What to Do Next? Sep. 14, 2016

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Dear Carrie, I'm a 59-year-old widow and was just recently laid off. Retiring early isn't an option... Read More

Is Your Teen Financially Fit? Aug. 31, 2016

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Dear Parents-of-Teens: As your child heads back to school, you're probably looking at class choices ... Read More

Can Money Make You Happy? Three Things to Think About Aug. 24, 2016

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Dear Readers, although my weekly columns are usually about the everyday practical side of managing m... Read More

Paycheck 101: A College Grad's Guide Aug. 03, 2016

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There you are, a college graduate with your newly minted degree in one hand and new job in the other... Read More