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Money worries and woodpeckers

Written by Richard Barrington - 10 Comments

I suppose it is bound to happen if you live in a wooden house in a semi-rural area. Our house has become besieged by woodpeckers. The insistent, get-you-up-out-of-bed nagging of their rapping on the walls reminds me of the inescapable angst of having money worries. The problem is, I know what to do about financial […]

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Published on December 29th, 2015 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Debt Reduction,House & Home,Retirement
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Depending on stock returns to fund your retirement? Think again

Written by Richard Barrington - 12 Comments

How worried should I be? That’s a question financial people get a lot when the market is as unstable as it has been over the past several weeks. Actually, it’s a question we ask ourselves in those environments. Having both asked and answered that question several times recently, let me share some of the answers […]

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Published on October 6th, 2015
Modified on September 24th, 2015 - 12 Comments
Filed under: Economy,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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“Frugal” is not a dirty word

Written by Richard Barrington - 9 Comments

My wife and I were talking recently about a June 5, 2015, New York Times article that described the lifestyle of “Millionaires Who Are Frugal When They Don’t Have to Be.” It got me thinking about the word “frugal.” It will probably never be a sexy concept, but neither does it have to seem like […]

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Published on June 30th, 2015
Modified on June 15th, 2015 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Frugality,House & Home,Planning,Real Estate,Retirement,Travel
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How to play retirement catch-up

Written by William Cowie - 14 Comments

I told the story elsewhere of how my wife and I woke up in our late 40s to the fact that our investment cupboard was bare. We were not alone, millions of Americans in their 40s or 50s don’t have nearly enough money saved to retire. So what can you do if you find yourself […]

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Published on March 30th, 2015
Modified on March 27th, 2015 - 14 Comments
Filed under: Retirement,Saving & Investing
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Retirement planning for women: Strategies for a secure retirement

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

More than two-thirds (68.1 percent) of the elderly poor are women. An October 2012 study by the American Association of University Women found that over the course of a 35-year career, an American woman with a college degree will make about $1.2 million less than a man with the same education. More than 70 percent of nursing […]

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Published on November 17th, 2014
Modified on November 14th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Retirement
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In praise of not planning

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It’s a good thing that I am a planner by nature because, dealing with personal finance as I do involves a lot of long-term planning. So it might seem a little odd for me to take this position, but there are times when your finances might be better for not having made a plan — […]

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Published on November 10th, 2014
Modified on November 7th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing,Working
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Zeroing in on target-date funds

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

For those investing for retirement, target-date funds sound like a great idea. Say you want to retire in 2030. Simply purchase a 2030 target-date fund, the wisdom holds, and the fund will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to your investments. But like that time you tried to pass […]

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Published on November 5th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

Having a child is an exciting and exhausting experience. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms cannot be described in words. Along with this exhilarating feeling, though, comes sleep deprivation, hectic schedules and the determination to provide nothing but the best for your precious little one. Even with the best intentions, it is […]

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Published on October 20th, 2014
Modified on October 24th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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Is retirement good for you or bad for you?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 3 Comments

A neighbor who lives directly below me in my condominium building wakes up before 6 a.m. each morning, gets dressed, skulks outside and on some days begins looking for parked vehicles of neighbors he doesn’t like. Under the protective cloak of a cover of darkness, he removes a key from his pocket, walks alongside those […]

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Published on October 8th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Retirement,Working
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Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

I can still remember the days when the term “generation gap” was all the rage. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that term was bandied about to describe the yawning philosophical chasm between Baby Boomers and their parents on topics as diverse as the Vietnam War, the length of one’s hair, and different […]

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