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Does debt weigh you down?

Does debt weigh you down?                                                                                                      House payments? Car payments? College loans? Credit card debt?   Does every paycheck disappear by the time you make all your monthly payments? Do you put purchases on new cards because you have no cash left after you pay house and car costs, college loans and maxed-out credit cards? […]

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What? Me, retire? Those days are eons away!         

What’s the problem with retirement planning? Twenty, 30- and 40-year-olds think they’ll never reach that ripe    old age, but those are stages in life when anyone can hope to get rich by investing a little money every month. Why don’t more of us put small amounts away early on    in our careers? The word retirement […]

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When Will the Bull Market End?

When Will the Bull Market End?   By Anne Kates Smith, Senior Editor, June 26, 2017 As the second-longest bull market in history makes its way into its ninth year, many investors are understandably asking: When will it end? We’d all be rich if there was a foolproof way to figure that out. […]

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Will White House Scandals Derail the Stock Market?

Will White House Scandals Derail the Stock Market? By Anne Kates Smith, Senior Editor, From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, August 2017   Investors are wondering if the stock market’s Trump bump could morph into the Trump slump as questions continue to swirl around the White House regarding its Russia connections. It’s a high-stakes concern. […]

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9 Places to Find Free Money

9 Places to Find Free Money: By the Editors of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance | August 2017     State treasuries and other agencies are holding more than $40 billion in unclaimed assets, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). Some of it could be yours. Unclaimed assets, often from accounts […]

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