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What do you consider risk?

Written by Richard Barrington - 4 Comments

This hard-charging stock market — up more than 23 percent for the first ten months of 2013 — has me regularly cautioning about the riskiness of what may be inflated prices. I think it’s an important message under the circumstances, but it’s hardly the last word about financial risk.
While the devastating impact of stocks falling [...]

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Published on November 25th, 2013
Modified on November 21st, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
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Why I think of money at Thanksgiving

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

Don’t worry — this article isn’t going to be as cynical as that title may sound. I don’t even think my sentiments are especially materialistic. However, I do think handling money the right way is one of the most important things one can do for one’s family, and thinking of it that way sets me [...]

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Published on November 11th, 2013
Modified on November 9th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Planning, Retirement
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4 retirement saving mind games

Written by Richard Barrington - 7 Comments

I was reading recently about endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s feat of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. The physical details of what she went through are mind-boggling, but what struck me also was the psychological element. It reminded me that certain mind games can be very useful in reaching long-term goals, [...]

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Published on October 28th, 2013
Modified on October 26th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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Investing 101 for first-time investors

Written by Linda Vergon - One Comment

This post comes from Stephanie Halligan at our partner site Quizzle.com
“You want me to do what with my money?”
It’s a natural response from millennials when told they should start investing while their young. Most of today’s 20-somethings, still scarred from the stock market collapse in September 2008, are down-right scared to put any of their hard-earned money [...]

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Published on October 25th, 2013
Modified on October 18th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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How to prepare financially for a bundle of joy

Written by Suba Iyer - 4 Comments

We will be welcoming our first child in less than a week. We started having a lot of conversations about starting a family a couple of years ago and have been preparing for it, including moving from dual incomes to one. It has been a roller coaster ride for us — emotionally, mentally, financially and [...]

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Budgeting for the present and future

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

Most people wrestle with a conflict between the present and the future — how do they meet immediate financial needs and still set aside money for retirement? Learning how to use budgets can be a way of bridging this gap between present and future.
When you are getting started, budgeting can seem a little intimidating. It’s [...]

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Published on October 14th, 2013
Modified on October 10th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Retirement
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The Psychology of Social Security Claiming

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 6 Comments

Philosophers, op-ed writers and other big thinkers are among the many folks always scouring for linkages between seemingly disparate trends and occurrences.
Want a few examples? Well, there’s the link between the need for World War II defense workers and the post-war emergence of the film noir femme fatale. There’s the connection between choosing zero percent APR credit [...]

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Published on October 9th, 2013
Modified on October 5th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Planning, Retirement
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What’s your number?

Written by William Cowie - 11 Comments

This post is by staff writer William Cowie.
Are you curious to know how Warren Buffett succeeded so spectacularly at his investing? I am, so I’m working my way through his (thick) authorized biography. If there’s anything that matches his investing prowess, it’s his readiness to share his secrets with all who are interested. By now [...]

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Published on September 18th, 2013
Modified on September 16th, 2013 - 11 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Frugality, Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing
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Young workers see the light on saving

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

People often talk about micro- and macro-economics in the abstract, but sometimes you run into a perfect example of how a specific case resonates with a broader trend.
I was recently talking to a graduate student in his early 20s who just earned himself a paid internship for the year ahead. The compensation includes the ability [...]

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Published on September 16th, 2013
Modified on September 14th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
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The age of the entrepreneur

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 4 Comments

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
Many who reach the age of 50 and beyond aren’t looking forward to a rocking chair and a life of endless TV programming. They would like to stay on the job and work indefinitely. But ensuring they can isn’t always so simple.
No matter how much experience they’ve gained, [...]

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Published on August 14th, 2013
Modified on August 12th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Self Employment
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