Personal Finance 2017

12 Stories • Available January 2017
Student Loans

Student Loans

For many high-school students, college is the logical next step because of the potential it has to increase competitive edge over other job applicants in their desired career fields. Though many

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On The Side

On The Side

Whether you're simply looking to pay your rent, save up for vacation or invest in your retirement, it's always a good idea to have extra cash. Sure, you could apply for a part-time job at a local

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On Account Of Christmas

On Account Of Christmas

Though the holiday season seems like a far-off reality, it could very well sneak up on us -- and our wallets. Christmas club accounts were designed by banks during the Great Depression to keep fa

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Choosing Your Accountant

Choosing Your Accountant

For most people, choosing an accountant is challenging, as it means giving your complete trust and confidence to a virtual stranger. But finding the right accountant is a necessary decision if yo

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Silver Savings

Silver Savings

For most, dealing with taxes can be an overwhelming venture. For seniors, it may prove to be even more intimidating, as many find themselves living day to day on a fixed income, which makes savin

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Big Bank Bust

Big Bank Bust

With the recent barrage of news showcasing the corruption associated with corporate-minded leaders who run large banks, many are on the hunt for a new way to bank. There are approximately 6,000 c

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Free Money

Free Money

Recently, I read about a guy who has a hobby of looking for money in gutters, parking lots and other public places and keeps a running tab. He routinely finds over $100 in a year. Not bad! Just im

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Allowances

Allowances

How and when to teach children how to handle money is a perplexing parenting question. It boils down to three questions: What are your values about money? Should children have their own money? Ho

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Scared Of Outliving Your Money?:

Scared Of Outliving Your Money?:

Dear Readers: Over the past seven months, I've received several dozen questions about a relatively new retirement product called a qualified longevity annuity contract. Though I'm not an annuity a

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Know Your Money

Know Your Money

You probably know that I'm a champion of financial literacy. And as I look at some of the recent research from FINRA, it only reinforces my commitment. According to their findings, fewer than 50

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Winning Websites

Winning Websites

365 GRATEFUL. Get on board with 365Grateful, a photographic project that's all about the good things in life. Does it sound similar to keeping a gratitude journal? Well, the idea here is to create

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Ask Carrie

Ask Carrie

Today I thought I'd ask my team to share some financial lessons they've learned along the way. I asked them particularly what insights they would want to share with today's 20-year-olds. We're

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