How To Balance Saving For Retirement With Other Goals

It can be difficult to save the proper amount for retirement. Some pressing need always seems to take the place of your intended retirement contribution. Unexpected home or auto repairs, medical bills, education costs, that new outfit or gas grill… it is way too easy to find another use for your money. The solution to…
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Should You Sell Or Repair Your Old Car?

According to a survey from AutoMD.com, 64 percent of American drivers are riding in cars with more than 100,000 miles on the clock. The reason so many odometers are rolling into triple digits is simple – saving money. According to 81 percent of the drivers surveyed, the ideal lifespan of a car is ten years…
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Should You Pay Your Mortgage With A Credit Card?

Most credit cards have rewards programs or sign-up bonuses these days, and many of those rewards increase with your level of spending. Doesn’t it make sense to funnel your large regular expenses, such as mortgage payments, through your credit card to reap those rewards? Paying your mortgage with a credit card may be a reasonable…
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How To Organize Your Tax Documents

Is it tax time already? You may not want to admit it, but tax time starts well before the filing deadline. Your important tax forms start arriving in the mail in January. If you simply let them accumulate in a pile, it will be April before you realize it, and you will be scrambling around,…
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Old Student Loan Debt Pushing Seniors Into Poverty

Social Security provides an important safety net for America’s seniors and the disabled, but for many recipients, that safety net is being degraded by an unlikely source — unpaid student loans. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that approximately 114,000 Americans have had their Social Security benefits reduced via seizure for…
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