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How to identify financial misinformation

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We all know we should be careful about what we read on social media; everything people post isn’t always true or accurate. But just because we …

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‘Skip the latte’ & other terrible financial advice

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  Reasonable sounding financial advice can be repeated so often that we come to accept it as truth. It’s only upon further consideration that we begin …

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New baby? Don’t overlook these important financial steps

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  When a baby arrives, visitors come through the door, and the parents’ financial planning goes out the window. Budgeting, paying bills, insurance. Who has time to …

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Are your penny-pinching habits actually hurting you?

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  We’re always being told to save money, and while some of us are better at it than others, is it possible to be too good …

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How I paid off over $80K in credit card debt

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How do you get out of debt when it seems impossible? If you’re looking for inspiration, you could model yourself after Cara Curtis, an information technology …

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We’re 56 and have less than $250K in savings. Can we still retire at 65?

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  It’s a question that everybody who isn’t a multi-millionaire finds themselves asking. How much money do I need to have saved to retire comfortably?   …

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Candy corn may be your best hedge against inflation this Halloween

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  If you aren’t watching prices carefully when buying treats this Halloween, you could be left feeling tricked. Anyone with a wallet knows that inflation has been abnormally …

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Estate planning checkup: 15 minutes to put you on a good path

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  Estate planning is sort of like golf, tennis or baseball; if you don’t have good follow-through, you’re probably bad at it. It’s great to recognize …

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5 surprising signs you’re about to be scammed

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  We’re all too smart to fall for a scam…until we aren’t. From the moment we’re kids, we’re warned about people who mean us harm. But …

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Top money tips for parents of first-year college students

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If you’re preparing to send a child off to college, things are different this year. Normally you’d be scrambling to gather all the components needed to …

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Retirement during high inflation: A how-to guide

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  Inflation and retirement are two words that don’t go well together. Given the current economy, you might be convinced that you’ll never retire and will …

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Bought a home with undisclosed flaws? Sue the inspector, not the seller

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  Your new home has a septic tank instead of being connected to the sewer. Or, something ominous is lurking underneath your floorboards, like termites, rodents …

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15 best US cities for job seekers

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There are many factors that go into making a city the “best” for job seekers. Some things are intangible, like museums, beaches or a community’s vibe. …

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July 4 week could be deadliest of the year for drivers

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  Drunk driving remains a significant problem throughout the country. But certain days are more dangerous on the roads than others. MoneyGeek analyzed historical data from …

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8 ways to make rational investing choices during stressful times

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  You’ve probably heard the advice that you should make an investment plan in case there’s a bear market or the economy takes a downturn, but …