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Money Management

Keep more money in your pocket with helpful ideas in these articles about managing your money.

The 6 Step Plan to Set Your 2020 Goals

As I reflect on the past year, I have much to celebrate and plenty of things that are motivating me for the new year....
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How American Expats are Stretching Their Retirement Dollars

We all know the importance of saving for retirement. But how much do you need exactly? The answer depends on a lot of factors,...
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Just How ‘Fixed’ are your Fixed Expenses?

We all have fixed monthly expenses. They’re the ones that are seemingly non-negotiable. The ones where there’s little or no wiggle room. Things like...
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Shopping for the Holidays: Gifts and Home Edition

Happy holidays everyone! Yes, it is that most wonderful time of the year when you plan your finances around gifts, food, holiday essentials, and...
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How to Maximize Your Spouse’s Social Security Benefits

Social Security benefit rules seem to be designed for maximum complexity and confusion. With multiple benefits, requirements, and amounts depending on specific scenarios, it’s...
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The Opportunity Cost of Owning a Car

When I was 25 I was dead broke. When I say dead broke I don’t mean “ I didn’t have very much money”. I...

Make 2020 the Year of Your Finances

Every New Year we get a fresh start. It's a new year, a new sense of motivation, and inspiration. The feeling that anything can...

My MacBook turns 11 in 2020, here’s hoping for 11 more

It was the fall of 2009, and I was about to start my first semester at university. So like most soon to be university...
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5 Personal Finance Terms You Need to Know

I am a big believer in the idea that we should all be more comfortable talking about money and finances. It’s difficult to improve...
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Financial Advisors Are Incentivized to Ignore You

People who have access to a financial advisor have better financial outcomes. Charles Schwab conducted a survey of the financial behaviors of people who...