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Gas Prices Around the World
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Gas Prices Around the World

You might be feeling pain at the pump, but it could be worse; gas is a lot more expensive in some other countries.
June 7, 2022
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. But Medicare Advantage has problems, too.
May 4, 2022
10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
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10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We often fret about not having enough cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you’ll find yourself spending less on a…
May 4, 2022
How Our Family Fights Inflation
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How Our Family Fights Inflation

Millennials typically spend more than other generations on certain expenses that have been increasing most rapidly. Here are some tips to cut your los…
April 27, 2022
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores
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Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores

You might be surprised by some of the items you can and should purchase for just a buck.
April 19, 2022

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Estimated Payments or Withholding in Retirement? Here's Some Guidance
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Estimated Payments or Withholding in Retirement? Here's Some Guidance

You generally must pay taxes throughout the year on your retirement income. But it isn't always clear whether withholding or estimated tax payments is…
April 1, 2022
Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?
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Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?

You might be surprised how common it is to be so afraid to spend that you don’t fully enjoy your retirement. But there are things you can do about tha…
March 29, 2022
What You Can Do About Medical Debt
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What You Can Do About Medical Debt

Millions of Americans are awash in debt from medical care. If you’re one of them, we have your options, whether the bills are new or a collector is ca…
March 14, 2022
Credit Card Interest Rates to Rise, Too
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Credit Card Interest Rates to Rise, Too

Many cardholders don't know their interest rates. Now would be a good time to know yours.
February 18, 2022
What to Do When You Can’t Pay Holiday Debt
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What to Do When You Can’t Pay Holiday Debt

More Americans borrowed money to pay for holiday purchases and now the bill is due. Balance transfer cards offer a reprieve.
January 19, 2022
Is Budgeting Overrated?
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Is Budgeting Overrated?

Take it from a financial planner, not everyone needs a budget. In fact, sometimes a budget can distract you from the real solutions to your financial …
January 6, 2022
Holiday Shopping in 2021 Will Be a Struggle
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Holiday Shopping in 2021 Will Be a Struggle

We’re starting our forecasting for Black Friday (and beyond) early — because you’re going to need the head start.
October 28, 2021
Retiring in Uncertain Times? Try the Bucket Strategy!
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Retiring in Uncertain Times? Try the Bucket Strategy!

For retirement savers who want to help make sure their money lasts as long as they do, this very basic planning method is an oldie but a goodie.
October 19, 2021
9 Life Events that Require You to Revise Your Budget
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9 Life Events that Require You to Revise Your Budget

Your life is always changing. Is your budget keeping up with the times?
August 9, 2021
Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans
Paying for College

Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans

The pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end September 30. If you can’t afford payments, you have options.
July 29, 2021
The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2021
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The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2021

Prime members can plan their Prime Day purchases in advance to efficiently score the biggest and best deals throughout the two-day event.
June 14, 2021
The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later
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The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later

Breaking up payments can make a big purchase seem cheaper, which can tempt you to overspend.
March 31, 2021
Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights
Coronavirus and Your Money

Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights

There are limits on what debt collectors can do to recoup what you owe. If you have medical debts, you have even more rights.
March 20, 2021
What Rob Gronkowski Can Teach Us about Saving for Retirement
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What Rob Gronkowski Can Teach Us about Saving for Retirement

Big spenders live for now. Their future-oriented counterparts, like Gronk, would rather skip flashy spending in favor of a simple life and an early re…
March 17, 2021
Why I Tell My Clients to Use Mint When Planning for Retirement
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Why I Tell My Clients to Use Mint When Planning for Retirement

Take it from a financial professional, Mint is a free, easy-to-use tool that can help you reach your financial goals.
March 15, 2021
4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything
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4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything

You can haggle for a better price on just about any product or service. You just need to know how to approach these conversations.
March 9, 2021
Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?
Paying for College

Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?

Before you tell your lender you want to resume payments, consider whether there are better uses for your money.
February 22, 2021
Taxes on Retirees — What’s New?
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Taxes on Retirees — What’s New?

In this episode of Your Money's Worth, senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about the latest update of the Kiplinger Retiree Tax Map. Will states with…
January 26, 2021
The Financial Aid Form Gets a Makeover
Paying for College

The Financial Aid Form Gets a Makeover

Starting with the FAFSA available for filing in October 2022, the number of questions will be reduced from 108 to 36.
January 21, 2021
When Is Bankruptcy the Right Move?
Coronavirus and Your Money

When Is Bankruptcy the Right Move?

Seeking protection from creditors can provide a lifeline, but there are plenty of trade-offs.
January 21, 2021
5 Ways to Track Your Budget in the Years Before You Retire
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5 Ways to Track Your Budget in the Years Before You Retire

To be prepared for retirement, you need to have a firm idea of your spending needs. Here are some different methods to make sure you’re on track.
December 28, 2020