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You Trust Your Partner With Your Love. What About Your Money? Feb. 12, 2020

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Dear Readers: I recently heard an interesting story about a man who expressed his love for his wife ... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Musical Coasters to Meaty Cupcake Liners and More Feb. 11, 2020

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MUSICAL COASTERS Friends give me their old CDs, which I use to create gifts. Using cotton yarn, I cr... Read More

10 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Before Retiring Jan. 29, 2020

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Dear Readers: I often write about the financial conversations couples should have before they decide... Read More

Are You Ready for a Financially Healthy 2020? Jan. 15, 2020

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Dear Readers, at the beginning of each new year, I'm filled with a sense of new direction. At the sa... Read More

6 Simple Ways to Develop a Saver's Attitude Sep. 26, 2019

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Cutting expenses is the way to spend less so you have money to save. But unless you are actually put... Read More

How to Break Bad Money Habits Sep. 24, 2019

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Money a little tight these days? You might assume it's due to rising costs, tightening credit and th... Read More

The Gift of a Crisis Sep. 18, 2019

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It was the worst day of my life. Not one of the worst days. Not a day where not one thing seems to g... Read More

How to Break the Habit That's Eating up Your Future Sep. 12, 2019

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Let's not beat around the bush. Eating out is eating up your future. It's gobbling down your present... Read More

More SSA Blunders Sep. 11, 2019

Social Security and You

I recently came across a Facebook page dedicated to Social Security Administration retirees. I decid... Read More

Here's How You Can Help Teachers Meet the Financial Education Challenge Sep. 11, 2019

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Dear Readers: What do dinosaurs and virtual reality have to do with financial education? A lot, acco... Read More

Are Your Kids' Extracurricular Activities Straining Your Budget? Sep. 04, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm the mother of a very creative 12-year-old daughter who wants to take classes in art... 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 to Curb Emotional Spending in 5 Easy Steps Aug. 26, 2019

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Somewhere back in my dark financial past, I discovered that emotional spending was a great antidepre... Read More

25 Ways to Save $1,000 on Monthly Expenses Aug. 22, 2019

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A number of years ago, I met Kathryn and Galen. They'd won a contest sponsored by Woman's Day magazi... 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

5 Reasons You'll Quickly Regret Raiding a Retirement Account Aug. 15, 2019

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I know it's hard. I know you're desperate. You're stressed and losing sleep. Things are tough. You h... 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

How to Manage Money for College Freshmen and Others Aug. 06, 2019

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All around the country, newly minted high school graduates will soon be heading off to college. They... 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

9 Ways to Guarantee a Fabulous Family Vacation Jul. 30, 2019

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When I was a kid, vacation meant four kids crammed into the back seat of a sedan, poking and elbowin... Read More