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How to Get your Social Security Statement Online (& why you Should Check it Annually)
Mon, 07/30/12 | 5 Comments
How to Get your Social Security Statement Online (& why you Should Check it Annually)

Ever wonder what happened to those nifty Social Security statements we all used to get in the mail?
I did too. I received my Social Security statement in 2011, but wondered why I hadn’t in 2012.
It …

Inheritance? Forget it. Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances
Tue, 09/20/11 | 6 Comments
Inheritance? Forget it. 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 …

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

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 …

Traditional Retirement is Dead! Now What?
Wed, 06/1/11 | 16 Comments
Traditional Retirement is Dead! Now What?

It used to be that retirement was an attainable vision for just about everyone in the U-S-of-A.
Definition of Retirement: sit around the home, read the paper, play some golf, drive around town in a Cadillac, …

Roth 401K Basics
Mon, 05/23/11 | 42 Comments
Roth 401K Basics

The invest in a Roth IRA or 401K post from last week triggered a number of questions from readers. I wanted to highlight and discuss one of them, in particular.
It comes from reader, Sandi, who …


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