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Archive for the ‘Saving & Investing’ Category

Parents’ attitudes toward money and kids

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

As parents, we pick up a fair amount of information from other parents. There’s some good advice, some bad advice, and then there are opinion surveys.
Even though I tend to second-guess the way some of the questions are phrased, I like opinion surveys because they are a window into what large numbers of other people are [...]

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Published on April 14th, 2014
Modified on April 11th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Planning, Saving & Investing
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All-star-cash-management lessons from the diamond

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

If you’re a baseball fan like me, it’s a good bet you read the Michael Lewis book “Moneyball” well before it spawned a Brad Pitt movie. The tome is a laugh-out-loud chronicle of how free-thinking general manager Billy Beane brought some respectability to his woebegone, small-market, tiny-budgeted Oakland Athletics.
But linking money and baseball is nothing new, [...]

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Published on March 26th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Saving & Investing
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How Expensive Is Your Ego?

Written by William Cowie - 6 Comments

Social media has changed our lives in many ways, but here’s one nobody probably foresaw: criminals brazenly boasting about their deeds on Facebook. Some misdeeds are probably more humorous than deadly, like Michael Baker, who siphoned gas from a Jenkins, KY police cruiser, and then posted a video on the site with many eyes, complete with [...]

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Published on March 5th, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality, Saving & Investing
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News flash: You are now allowed to spend retirement savings

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 9 Comments

Aside from the need to work, toil and slave to salt away one or two million bucks or more, there’s one thing that has long ticked me off about the whole topic of retirement planning — the single-minded focus on accumulation.
Entire libraries could be filled with the books, newspaper pieces, magazine articles, DVDs and CDs [...]

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Published on February 26th, 2014
Modified on February 28th, 2014 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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Money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

Written by Suba Iyer - 7 Comments

The year 2013 was a milestone for me with lots of life changes. As I step deep into my 30s now, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at my 20s. If I could go back and give my 22-year-old self some sage money advice (I was just out of college and [...]

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Published on February 24th, 2014
Modified on February 18th, 2014 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Planning, Saving & Investing
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Precious metals: The effect of QE tapering on gold and silver

Written by FCN Staff - One Comment

This post comes from Keith Guyot at our partner site Zing.
Gold prices fell more than 25% from January 2013 to January 2014, according to Goldprices.org. Silver was down nearly 36% in that same time period. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet ballooned from $3 trillion to $4 trillion in 2013, and has grown nearly fivefold since [...]

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Published on February 21st, 2014
Modified on February 7th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Saving & Investing
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MyRA Exposed!

Written by William Cowie - 12 Comments

In his State of the Union address, President Obama introduced the myRA account. It stands for “My Retirement Account.”
WHAT IS IT?
The myRA is a new variant of the Roth IRA, with the following features:
1. Contributions are after-tax, like a regular Roth IRA, not pretax like a regular IRA or 401(k) fund.
2. All gains [...]

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Published on February 19th, 2014
Modified on February 15th, 2014 - 12 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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Are you investing or betting?

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

To my way of thinking, putting your money behind the Bitcoin represents a bet rather than an investment. Of course, the distinction can be confusing — outside of sports pages, the place you might most often see people referring to bets is in the financial news. Any large or prominent financial stake in something is [...]

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Published on February 17th, 2014
Modified on February 15th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Saving & Investing
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Financial to dos before you say “I do”

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

Money is a sensitive topic — even between loved ones. When my husband and I got married, money was the last thing on our mind. The only knowledge we had of each other’s finances was that neither of us had any debt, both of us had some savings. My husband didn’t even know my salary. Knowing [...]

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Published on February 10th, 2014
Modified on February 7th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Saving & Investing
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Longevity logic and retirement rationales

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 5 Comments

The professional association to which I belong meets the second Tuesday of the month. Afterward, many of the members in attendance hit a nearby Italian bistro for a buy-your-own dinner.
Last week, I exited for home alongside another long-time association member, George, who had a train to catch. I asked if he’d commuted downtown just for the [...]

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Published on January 29th, 2014 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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