Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Secrets to Snagging the Best Discounts

According to Mark Ellwood, author of the new book, “Bargain Fever,” you should never pay full price – ever. If you find yourself forking over the full retail cost for an item, you’re making a serious error, because there’s almost … Continue reading

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Retirement is Your Last Chance to Do These Things

Dave Bernard When we retire, we get to refocus our days on doing what we want, rather than what we have to do. We will be free to explore new avenues, experiment with new things and experience what life has … Continue reading

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The 4 Percent Safe Withdrawal Rule Declines to 3 Percent

David Ning As if saving enough money to withdraw only 4 percent of your portfolio to fund retirement isn’t hard enough, some experts are now claiming that retirees can safely withdraw just 3 percent of their savings each year. But … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Heal a ‘Money Shame’?

As a dancer and therapist, Bari Tessler Linden didn’t think much about money – until her school loan suddenly came due. When it did, she said to herself, “I’m going to have to look money straight in the eye and … Continue reading

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Retailers’ Dirty Tricks – Exposed

Kyle James Retailers have a few dirty little secrets up their sleeves – secrets which try to get you to overspend and buy stuff you had no idea existed but clearly can’t live without. So I figured it was time … Continue reading

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Ready to Redecorate? 7 Ways to Save on Paint

Abby Hayes Repainting a room is a quick way to freshen up your home, but at $ 30 a gallon, premium paint is no picnic – especially considering that a mid-sized bedroom could require 2 to 3 gallons. If you’re … Continue reading

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5 Counterintuitive Financial Tips That Work

Russell Holcombe, a certified financial planner based in Atlanta, says he’s tired of constantly warning clients against making bad money choices. Part of the problem, he says, is that popular financial advice is often wrong. That’s why he finds himself … Continue reading

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