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Retiring? 5 Ways to make sure that you are ready

Retiring? 5 Ways to make sure that you are ready

I’m certain that we all hope to be living on the beach sipping a cool drink in the shade. But if the financial markets in the last few years have taught us anything then it is that the unexpected happens.

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“Generation Earn” just released by US News editor Kimberly Palmer

“Generation Earn” just released by US News editor Kimberly Palmer

Targeting young professionals, blogger and author Kimberly Palmer has just released her new book titled Genereation Earn. Palmer is the creative mind behind the Alpha Consumer blog at US News & World Report.

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MoneyCrashers.com introduces new Top Personal Finance Blog Rankings

MoneyCrashers.com introduces new Top Personal Finance Blog Rankings

The team at MoneyCrashers.com has put together a new ranking of the top financial planning blogs. Their approach is more comprehensive than existing rankings today.

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Is your “Go to Hell” fund fully funded?

Is your “Go to Hell” fund fully funded?

A “Go to Hell” fund is sufficient money in the bank to tell your boss where to go and how to get there and not leave your family destitute.

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Weekend Reading for Oct 1, 2010

Weekend Reading for Oct 1, 2010

I can’t believe how quickly this week has passed by. I feel as though I should have yet another work day ahead of me before the weekend. But, TGIF! I though I would leave you with a few posts from around the blogosphere to check out this weekend.

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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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