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Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance
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Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance

Comparing prices on policies and bundling your coverage may save you money.
December 22, 2021
How to Nix Checking Fees
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How to Nix Checking Fees

Strictly free accounts aren’t the only way to bank - almost all banks and credit unions offer ways around paying fees.
December 20, 2021
Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback
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Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback

Advocates say the Postal Service can provide access to an essential financial system while bolstering its own economic position.
December 20, 2021
18 States With Scary Death Taxes
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18 States With Scary Death Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy, but several states have their own estate taxes and inheritance taxes t…
December 2, 2021
Honey, We Need to Talk About Money
Women & Money

Honey, We Need to Talk About Money

Instead of focusing on the numbers, couples might have more success discussing their goals.
November 24, 2021

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Where to Find Emergency Cash
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Where to Find Emergency Cash

Even if you're debt-averse, having a credit card to pay for emergencies could be an important lifeline.
November 22, 2021
What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Closed
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What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Closed

The issuer may restore your account with the previous terms, or it may request that you reapply for the card.
November 22, 2021
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. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare.
November 16, 2021
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare

11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
November 16, 2021
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents
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How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents

If you live in a high-tax state during the summer but winter in Florida, you can save big bucks by establishing residency in the Sunshine State.
October 25, 2021
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
Smart Buying

How to Haggle for Almost Anything

These strategies will help you negotiate a better price for just about any product or service.
September 30, 2021
36 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2021
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36 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2021

Get your money’s worth by taking full advantage of your $119 Amazon Prime membership. Here’s a list of the best Prime perks to use for the rest of 202…
September 29, 2021
Supply-Chain Woes Cloud Holiday Outlook
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Supply-Chain Woes Cloud Holiday Outlook

Problem number one: Not as much stuff is being made. Problem number two: It’s having a hard time getting to stores and warehouses.
September 28, 2021
Hidden Fees, Unintentional Wealth Transfers and Other Lurking Retirement Hazards
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Hidden Fees, Unintentional Wealth Transfers and Other Lurking Retirement Hazards

A secure retirement is a happy retirement. Here are three things you can do to improve your odds that your golden years will be bountiful and worry-fr…
September 28, 2021
How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Retirement
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How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Retirement

Inflation tops health care costs as the biggest concern, and many preretirees are boosting their saving rate.
September 8, 2021
15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco
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15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

From its house brand Kirkland Signature lineup to name brands and hidden gems, the warehouse club offers bargains aimed at mature shoppers.
September 8, 2021
You Insure Your Car and Your Home – So How Can You Insure Your Financial Future?
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You Insure Your Car and Your Home – So How Can You Insure Your Financial Future?

Whether you’re concerned about market risk, outliving your retirement savings, protecting your qualified plan, your final years or your loved ones – h…
September 8, 2021
Lower Your Future Income Risk by Taking Action Now
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Lower Your Future Income Risk by Taking Action Now

Your investment portfolio is doing great these days, but you can’t count on that forever. Before the next stock market correction, build a safer incom…
August 23, 2021
8 Ways to Insulate Yourself from Inflation
personal finance

8 Ways to Insulate Yourself from Inflation

Rising prices are all over the news these days, and they may be with us a while. So, it could be time to take action to protect your investments and l…
August 20, 2021
Will You Run Out of Money in Retirement? The Right Income Plan Can Help
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Will You Run Out of Money in Retirement? The Right Income Plan Can Help

You may have heard of the 4% Rule, used to determine how much you can safely pull from your portfolio to fund your retirement. But here are three othe…
August 15, 2021
24 Kirkland Products Retirees Should Buy at Costco
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24 Kirkland Products Retirees Should Buy at Costco

Retirement means taking full advantage of your Costco membership to save money but not cut corners on quality.
August 13, 2021
Your Retirement: What’s Luck Got to Do with It?
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Your Retirement: What’s Luck Got to Do with It?

Running out of money is any retiree’s biggest fear. If you don’t want your retirement security to come down to dumb luck, you need to protect yourself…
August 12, 2021
8 Things You Must Know About Retiring to the Carolinas
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8 Things You Must Know About Retiring to the Carolinas

From the picturesque beach towns to cozy mountain communities, North Carolina and South Carolina offer retirees plenty of incentives.
July 12, 2021
10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida
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10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

Heading South has always been a key to your retirement plan. If Florida is part of the plan, we offer up a few tips to help you find your way.
June 29, 2021
The Best Bank for You
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The Best Bank for You

Check out our list of the best candidates for your next financial institution based on interest rates, fees and other features.
June 22, 2021
Keep Moving Costs in Check
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Keep Moving Costs in Check

If I've learned anything, it's that moving is almost always more costly and time-consuming than I anticipate.
June 18, 2021