Archive for June 2013

6 big résumé flaws — and how to hide them

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This article, written by Stephanie Taylor Christensen, comes to us from our partners at LearnVest. When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). Is there a […]

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Published on June 28th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Working
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The stock market drop and you

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This post is from staff writer William Cowie. I don’t know about you, but talk around the dinner table touched on last week’s drop in the stock market more than once this past weekend. The stock market makes headlines for only one of two reasons: it reached a new high, or it fell. But no […]

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Published on June 26th, 2013
Modified on June 24th, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Retirement,Saving & Investing,Uncategorized
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Kids and credit cards — and chainsaws

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This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. I recently did an analysis for CardRatings.com of some polling data on when parents thought was the right time to let their kids use a credit card. In thinking about this, it occurred to me that it’s a bit like asking when it’s OK to let a kid use a […]

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Published on June 24th, 2013
Modified on December 10th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Education,Family & Life
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How much do funerals cost?

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This post, written by Amy Shouse, comes from our partners at LearnVest. In the days following the loss of a loved one, funeral planning can add an extra burden to already fragile grievers. Not to mention the stress that comes from having to make a myriad of important decisions within a short period of time. And […]

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Published on June 21st, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Planning
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Can you afford an international retirement?

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This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele. On a recent trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, our hosts announced one Sunday they were taking us to a special place outside the city. We climbed into a van and motored an hour southeast, coming to a halt on the shores of Lake Chapala. Mexico’s largest fresh-water lake, […]

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Published on June 19th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Retirement,Travel
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How to help your family after you are gone

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This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer. Death. Nothing in this life is certain but that except death, but that is the one thing almost everyone prefers not to think about. It is depressing to think about our own demise. Why think about something that depresses you? Because it is not about me, it […]

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Published on June 17th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Planning
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Will Social Security be gone before I retire?

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This is a guest post by Leslie Kramer from our partners at LearnVest. Social Security benefits used to be something that all tax-paying workers could count on. A portion of your pay would be automatically deducted from your paycheck, through the payroll tax, and in return you would reap the benefits of the program when it came time for […]

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Published on June 14th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Retirement
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Refund, or no refund?

Written by William Cowie - 7 Comments

This post is from new staff writer William Cowie. How do you approach your income tax withholding? Do you opt for a higher withholding in order to get a refund, like 85 percent of all Americans (according to a recent survey)? Or do you go for the minimum and pay in when you file your taxes? Most […]

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Published on June 12th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Taxes
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This battle of the sexes has no winner

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This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. Information services company Experian recently released a study comparing the debt status of men and women. The angle Experian highlighted for their press release was that the study demonstrated that women are better at handling their finances then men, and indeed, the numbers bear this out to some degree. But that’s not […]

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Published on June 10th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Mortgages,Polls
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What to look for when buying an energy-efficient home

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This post by Krissy Schwab comes from our partner site at QuickenLoans.com. A study released in February of 2013 by the National Association of Home Builders says one of the most important qualities new home buyers want is an energy-efficient home. They add, “Nine out of ten buyers would rather buy a home with energy-efficient features and […]

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Published on June 7th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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