Elder financial fraud is worse than we thought. Here’s what we can do about it.

Elder financial fraud is worse than we thought. Here’s what we can do about it.

Our parents’ financial rules of thumb were pretty simple and easy to follow: Neither a borrower nor a lender be, pay back your mortgage before retirin[......]

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9 things retirees should never keep in their wallets

9 things retirees should never keep in their wallets

You and your hard-earned savings have finally made it to retirement. Why risk losing anything if your wallet goes missing or is stolen? Because wit[......]

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Should I take out a loan to pay my debts?

Should I take out a loan to pay my debts?

Q: "I have student loan debt and have racked up about $6,000 in credit card debt over the last three years. I'm thinking of taking out a personal loan[......]

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Train your brain to save more and spend less

Train your brain to save more and spend less

Put more money in your pocket.

Your brain and your wallet aren't always on speaking terms. Despite good intentions, mental tics and tripwires often u[......]

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Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

New tax law makes ridding yourself of debt even savvier.

What's the best investment you can make in 2018? Three considerations — taxes, risk and the[......]

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Category Archives: ACCOUNTING

The myth of outliving your retirement savings

When Doug Anderson retired as an electrician at the end of 2016, he worried he would run out of money. So he put himself on a miserly spending plan.[……]

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5 ways to repay your student loans fast

If there’s one obstacle that prevents most millennials from investing, it’s the burden of college loans.

The average student debt for 2016 graduate[……]

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Millennials turn to parents to navigate money milestones

Amanda Farris got an ATM card from her father when she was about 13. Her dad told her to treat it like cash and taught her how to tap her allowance an[……]

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How much should you have in savings at each age?

You save to mitigate personal disaster.

Let’s zoom out from granular advice on maximizing returns on your taxable and retirement investments, or de[……]

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Where retirees underestimate spending

Navigating retirement can be difficult for lots of reasons. One of the biggest is that it forces people to make plans based on spending assumptions th[……]

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Get to know your personal inflation rate

Core prices are increasing at an annual rate of 1.8 percent, according to the latest consumer price index (CPI), one of the key measures used to track[……]

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