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4 Steps to financially prepare for your own death

4 Steps to financially prepare for your own death

I know that the title of this post is somewhat morbid and not many people want to take about death. However, we are all going to pass on at some point and just like anything else in life, we need to be financially prepared.

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3 Reasons whole life insurance is not better than term life

3 Reasons whole life insurance is not better than term life

Whole life insurance can offer benefits to a financial plan. However, there are several big issues that you should be aware of befor buying a permanent life insurance policy.

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Auto Insurance: 3 Things You Should Know

Auto Insurance: 3 Things You Should Know

While I was attending college, we had a visiting lecturer for my financial planning course who discussed the various types of insurance. In particular, he gave us a crash course on auto insurance.

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Why eating out gives us buyer’s remorse

Why eating out gives us buyer’s remorse

Eating out can consume a large percentage of your monthly budget and yet, many of us still indulge ourselves.

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HOW TO: Dejunk your home, sell stuff, and be happier

HOW TO: Dejunk your home, sell stuff, and be happier

Recently, we decided to embark on what I’ve termed, “The Great Purge of 2010.” In order to effectively dejunk our home and life, I’ve created a game plan worthy of any armchair quarterback.

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3 Reasons Dave Ramsey is wrong about Credit Cards

3 Reasons Dave Ramsey is wrong about Credit Cards

I have been asked if and when using credit cards makes sense. As a general rule, I tell people to never use a credit card. However, if you can exhibit self-control, then there are three reasons I would use a credit card.

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5 Steps to changing your company’s 401k plan

5 Steps to changing your company’s 401k plan

Ultimately, you are responsible for creating your nest egg. So take time now to research, understand, and actively create a great retirement portfolio.

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49 Expenses that are not emergencies

49 Expenses that are not emergencies

A list of 49 expenses that should not be paid for with money from your emergency fund.

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Summer Utility Bills Got You Down? Find Another Way to Chill!

Summer Utility Bills Got You Down? Find Another Way to Chill!

You probably already pay a lot for your utilities. However, there are a few simple tricks you can try to cut down on your utility bills through the hot summer months.

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11 Must have investment guidelines for anyone

11 Must have investment guidelines for anyone

Answering these questions may take some time and seem mundane, but it is crucial to your success. Knowing where you are going is not sufficient if you don’t know how you will safely arrive there.

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REVIEW: Mint.com and the new Goals feature

REVIEW: Mint.com and the new Goals feature

An outline of what I like and dislike about Mint.com, online budgeting software, as well as a review of the new Goals feature they just released.

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Opting in for overdraft protection: Beware of scammers

Opting in for overdraft protection: Beware of scammers

I received an email today from my bank asking me to opt in for overdraft protection. After clicking through to the opt in site, I realized that the email and site may not be legitimate.

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