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Would you Support your Financially Negligent Parents?
Wed, 09/28/11 | 159 Comments
Would you Support your Financially Negligent Parents?

On the surface, the answer of whether or not you should support your parents in their later years is an easy one – yes, of course you should, right? You don’t want to see them …

Inheritance? Forget it. 5 Reasons why Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances
Tue, 09/20/11 | 5 Comments
Inheritance? Forget it. 5 Reasons why Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances

Nobody wishes to see their loved ones die so that they can reap a windfall. And because nobody wants to be associated with even having those ‘what if’ thoughts, very few topics are as taboo …

A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison
Mon, 09/5/11 | 17 Comments
A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison

I’ve been on a bit of a personal savings rate kick lately. Why, you may ask? Because this one little financial ratio is a huge predictor of not only how responsible one is with their …

What is your Personal Savings Rate? (reader poll)
Tue, 08/30/11 | 31 Comments
What is your Personal Savings Rate? (reader poll)

The average U.S. personal saving rate (as a percentage of income) over the last few years has hovered around 5%. But what goes in to the BEA‘s (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) personal savings rate …

What is Net Worth?
Mon, 07/11/11 | 11 Comments
What is Net Worth?

The term “net worth” gets thrown around a lot as an essential financial value that you should pay attention to.
Indeed, it is a metric that you should have a vague knowledge of. But probably not …

Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement? Help a Reader!
Wed, 06/22/11 | 36 Comments
Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement? Help a Reader!

Finally reaching the point where you have positive cash flow to be able to choose to pay off your debt or invest is never a bad thing.
But it often creates some tough decisions for people.
When …


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