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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…
October 6, 2021
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
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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
The Time to Start Your Holiday Shopping Is Right Now
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The Time to Start Your Holiday Shopping Is Right Now

Shortages of the popular toys and gifts due to logistical delays could be massive this holiday shopping season. Expecting guests? Toilet paper, paper …
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

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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
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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
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
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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.
June 30, 2021
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
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11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices to fill in the health coverage gaps, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
June 30, 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
Great Jobs for Retirees
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Great Jobs for Retirees

Your career job is ending. It’s time to consider how to earn extra cash in retirement working at something you’ve always wanted to do.
June 17, 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
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.
May 27, 2021
Super Deals and Discounts for 2021
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Super Deals and Discounts for 2021

Consumer prices are popping as the economy reopens, and that means finding good values is more important than ever. We uncovered bargains on everythin…
May 25, 2021
5 Alternatives to Amazon Prime for Free Shipping on Everyday Purchases
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5 Alternatives to Amazon Prime for Free Shipping on Everyday Purchases

You don’t need to pay Amazon Prime’s $119 annual fee to find a wide swath of products online at different retailers.
May 20, 2021
14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online
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14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online

Why visit a government office to get your Social Security business done? You can do much of that online.
April 2, 2021
14 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement
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14 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

RV-loving retirees talk about the downsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other recreational vehicle.
April 1, 2021