Personal Finance 2018

12 Stories • Available January 2018
Consumer Debt

Consumer Debt

Just after the holidays may seem like the worst time to discuss consumer debt. But maybe it's the best. If you're living paycheck to paycheck, concerned with mounting student debt, struggling to

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Fraud In The Family

Fraud In The Family

Ever since childhood, we've learned about "stranger danger." Nowadays, financial elder abuse is being bandied about as the "crime of the century." Trust is a wonderful thing, but when an elderly

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Side Hustles

Side Hustles

With modern technology, everything is easier to access. You can open up an app to order a car, track the ride on your phone's map, and then have the cost automatically deducted from your PayPal a

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Financial Hygiene

Financial Hygiene

Being smart with your money is important for ensuring a prosperous financial future. But financial fitness and freedom isn't as easy it sounds. In fact, it takes a lot of practice and discipline

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Nickel-and-diming

Nickel-and-diming

Why spend extra money if you don't have to? When buying food, clothes, toiletries and household goods, small adjustments to shopping habits can add up to big savings. *Splurge or Save? Every

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No Scissors Needed

No Scissors Needed

Gone are the days of clipping coupons. Contemporary shoppers know what they want, and they know how to get the best deals, too. "The era of carrying around a folder with all your coupon clips f

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Back To Basics

Back To Basics

The financial statistics are staggering. According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, Americans are using retirement savings to cover hardships way before actually retiring, and 1

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

In today's high-tech world, no number of deadbolts can keep all danger at bay. Sounds a bit paranoid, right? Think about this: More than 15 million people experienced some kind of identity theft

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Divorce And Social Security

Divorce And Social Security

I recently received a question about ex-spouse Social Security benefits from a 60-year-old divorced woman who is now trying to plan ahead for her own retirement. She actually had several good que

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Early Withdrawal

Early Withdrawal

It's a great question -- and one that I hear often. "What happens if I take money early from a 401(k) or IRA?" As you watch your money accumulate in a retirement account, it's natural to want to

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Money Leaks

Money Leaks

For many of us it's not the big expenditures that keep us spending beyond our means but rather the thousands of little purchases that together wreak havoc on our finances. Want to start leaving m

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Slash The High Cost Of Gas

Slash The High Cost Of Gas

I can sum up my response to the price of gasoline soaring once again in just one word: Aargh! While waiting for prices to come down again (do you think they ever will?) don't s

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