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Thomas H. Blanton

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Millennial Money
May 2018

Best Ways to Pay for Grad School

Getting an advanced degree isn't cheap. But you may not need to go into debt.

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Roth IRAs
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2018?

The Roth IRA contribution limit is $5,500. If you are 50 or older, you can save $6,500 including a $1,000 catch-up contribution. Income limits apply.

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IRAs
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2018?

The IRA contribution limit is $5,500. If you are age 50 or over, you can contribute an extra $1,000 as a catch-up contribution, for a total of $6,500.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2018?

The maximum contribution is $55,000, up from $54,000 in 2017 and significantly more than can be saved for retirement in a regular IRA.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2018?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $61,000 for retirement in a solo 401(k), depending on age and compensation.

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Stocks & Bonds
April 2018

Do Consumer Boycotts Affect Stocks?

If history is a guide, gun control advocates and opponents will cancel each other out.

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401(k)s
March 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth 401(k) for 2018?

The Roth 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $18,500 for 2018. Workers age 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.

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401(k)s
March 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2018?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $18,500 for 2018. Workers age 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.

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IRAs
March 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2017?

The IRA contribution limit is $5,500. If you are age 50 or over, you can contribute an extra $1,000 as a catch-up contribution, for a total of $6,500.

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Roth IRAs
March 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2017?

The Roth IRA contribution limit is $5,500. If you are 50 or older, you can save $6,500 including a $1,000 catch-up contribution. Income limits apply.

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Buying & Selling a Home
March 2018

Beware Closing Cost Scams

Home buyers are being tricked into wiring their money to crooks.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

Money Lessons from Oscars and the Academy Awards

The stage is set for the 90th Academy Awards Sunday, March 4. So let’s roll out the red carpet for some past Oscar winners and contenders that can teach you about money. Here are nine movies that ...

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Scams
December 2017

Relief for Western Union Fraud Victims

You have until Feb. 12 to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and get some of your money back if you got hit by a telegram scam.

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Kip Tips
November 2017

Borrow Free E-Books With Libby App

From digital-content distributor OverDrive, this app gives readers free, on-the-go access to a trove of titles from multiple libraries.

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Technology
November 2017

Know the Risks of Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Some investors have made a lot of money, but losses can be painfully real.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Streaming TV Services for Every Type of Viewer

Whether you’re looking for big games, grand finales, Hollywood premieres or trending events, these live TV streaming packages allow you to tune into whatever programs you desire. The best part: all cost ...

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Technology
June 2017

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

Always struggling to remember your passwords and PINs? Don't worry, chances are they'll soon be replaced by tech-friendly identification software.

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