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5 Ways to Prepare for a Financial Emergency Oct. 12, 2016

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Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill, you were surprised ... 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

Need Cleaning Supplies? Check the Pantry Jul. 18, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The next time you need cleaning supplies take a trip to your pantry, not the store. You already have... Read More

Cool Things Readers Do to Save Time and Money Every Day Jun. 21, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If you are taking salad for lunch, pour the amount of dressing you will need into a small plastic ba... Read More

The myRA Effect Apr. 27, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of the new myRA, which was designed by the Treasury Department? Th... Read More

On Saving Money and Spreading Manure Mar. 28, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

As you may know, the mission of this column is to discover ways to save time and money every day. Yo... Read More

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty? Aug. 19, 2015

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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

Four Big Money Mistakes to Avoid Jul. 13, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

I'm going to guess you've made a financial mistake or two in your life. Who hasn't? For some of us, ... Read More

Retirement Conundrum: Spend Now or Save for Later? Jun. 24, 2015

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Dear Carrie: A friend recently told me that her financial adviser suggests using age 95 as a life e... Read More

Baby On the Way: Are You Ready for Your New Financial Reality? Jun. 03, 2015

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Dear Carrie: We are expecting our first child soon and trying to get financially prepared. We know ... Read More

Need to Adjust Your Financial Attitude? Start Here -- Now! May. 27, 2015

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Dear Carrie: I'm 28 and trying to be smart about my money. My problem is that as soon as I pay down... Read More

How Much Should You Be Saving? May. 06, 2015

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Dear Carrie: I am turning 30 and know that I need to get serious about saving. How much should I be... Read More

Learn How to Start Investing With These 5 Simple Steps Feb. 04, 2015

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Dear Carrie: I am in my late 20s with a good job and can finally save some money. I know that I sho... Read More

What's the Best College Saving Strategy When You Have Young Kids? Nov. 12, 2014

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Dear Carrie: Help. I have three young children — ages 2, 5 and 10 — and haven't started... Read More

13 Ghastly Money Mistakes That Could Come Back to Haunt You Oct. 22, 2014

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Dear Readers: The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial f... Read More

Will a Second Baby Break the Bank? Oct. 08, 2014

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Dear Carrie: Our first child is 2 1/2. We're thinking of having a second baby, but it seems pretty ... Read More

Got Kids in Grade School? Start Their Financial Education Now Aug. 27, 2014

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Dear Readers: The new school year is just around the corner, and as I think about the importance of... Read More

How Can You Set a Good Financial Example for Your Kids? Jun. 11, 2014

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Dear Carrie: My dad was a great provider when we were growing up. He worked at the same company for... Read More

The Meaning of Lila

May. 28, 2014

Two New Ways to Buy LTC Insurance Mar. 25, 2014

The Savage Truth on Money

Long-term care insurance has gotten a bad reputation because insurers have been raising premiums on ... Read More