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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire; old assumptions costly

If you have health insurance on your job, don't make the assumption to not think about each year's renewal.

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly... Read more »

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Does getting married really increase wealth and income?

The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Closet clutter: How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

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People have so many clothes they sometimes don't know what to do with them. But cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Consumers are padding their checking accounts

With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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The Journey: How much income will that 401(k) generate?

Forget the big number you’re aiming for in your 401(k). Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Stop and look both ways for auto insurance discounts

Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads where a crazy lady in the beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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What happens to card debt when someone dies?

If family births are the most joyous occasions for almost all of us, family deaths are the polar opposite. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Freedom through architecture

We love to see firsthand the freedom our clients find when they remodel their homes. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Weird ways our brains control our money habits

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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7 questions to ask your homebuilder

Building a new home? Be sure you ask the vital questions. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Debt Adviser: Get debt down with balance transfer?

With a credit score of 715 to 730, you should qualify for a credit card with a much lower interest rate. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Consider economic factors of new opportunities

The problem is that the Silicon Valley area is one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. Still, if it weren’t for the cost of living argument, it would be a no-brainer... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Balancing act: Lessons in work-life balance show in many faces

The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me. For example, I have recently seen such lessons both in the faces of old... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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The return of the vacation

More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Deciphering the alphabet soup of advisers

Susan and Barry Berg, of Maplewood, N.J., handled their own finances for years. But when their special-needs son, Julian, turned 18 in 2013, they had a docket of financial decisions to make for the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Society thinks life ends after 55 years of age, but this 82-year-old proves that it's actually just beginning

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An 82-year-old woman is getting the chance of a lifetime to have her own art exhibit. But she's just one of many older workers stepping into the workforce. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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3 cool energy-saving home improvements for summer

Summer has finally arrived, which means you're going to feel hotter — some days a lot hotter than others. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Hope comes from the most unexpected places for these minimum wage workers

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A couple of restaurant workers were recently given $100 in tips. What does that say about the future of minimum wage work and its value to society? Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Providing free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses

In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn’t think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Contentment has to do with your state of being

If you have to surrender the joy in life to build extra wealth or build at a different pace — well, to me that’s just wrong. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Social Security Q&A: What is Supplemental Security Income?

Question: What is the purpose of Supplemental Security Income, or SSI? Read more »

July 7, 2014

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