Archive for April 2014

Have you considered these low-cost healthcare options?

Written by William Cowie - 7 Comments

We have a nephew who lives in Switzerland whose wife recently gave birth to their second son. She stayed in hospital for an entire week and the blessed event cost them … nothing. Contrast that with this report from the New York Times, detailing the high cost of childbirth in the States. Obamacare is an attempt […]

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Published on April 30th, 2014
Modified on April 24th, 2014 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning,Self Employment,Taxes
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Learning to live with risk

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

The stock market has had some rocky sessions lately, but we should be used to that. The 21st century has already dished out two major bear markets in stocks, not to mention what has happened to real estate, oil futures, and gold at various times in the 2000s. We are having to learn to live […]

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Published on April 28th, 2014
Modified on April 24th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Retirement
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Frequent Flier Miles Will Soon Favor the Rich

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This post comes from Libby Kane at our partner site LearnVest.com. We don’t need to tell you that air travel is expensive. That’s even with airline loyalty programs, which generally grant frequent-flier miles to travelers based on the distance traveled. These are later redeemed for a free trip (or part of a trip). But rewarding […]

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Published on April 25th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Travel
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Enter a new chapter in personal finance success

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

One of the telltale signs you’re rapidly becoming an annoying elder statesman is an increasing tendency to buttonhole much younger people and dispense advice they haven’t sought, don’t want and are unlikely to take to heart. You know the kind of guidance I’m talking about. Always eat your green vegetables. Exercise regularly. Look both ways […]

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Published on April 23rd, 2014
Modified on April 18th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Retirement,Reviews,Saving & Investing
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Make an appointment with yourself to manage your money

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This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who founded the blog Get Rich Slowly in 2006. Roth wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual and is the “Your Money” columnist for Entrepreneur magazine. His latest project is a year-long course on how to master your money, which explains how to slash costs and boost income […]

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Published on April 22nd, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Planning,Saving & Investing
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Time to think about taxes, again!

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Yes, I know we’re just past last year’s tax season, but good tax planning works only if we start early enough for the current year. Having last year’s tax return still fresh in memory gives us a great start for next year’s tax planning. Understand how your income is being taxed Do you know what […]

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Published on April 21st, 2014
Modified on April 15th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Planning,Taxes
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5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

Written by FCN Staff - 9 Comments

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com. There are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan. But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction. […]

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Published on April 18th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Automotive,Frugality
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How your life is changing in a Heartbleed

Written by William Cowie - 2 Comments

No, that’s not a typo. If you haven’t heard of “Heartbleed” yet, listen up. Events that radically change our lives don’t come along that often. The 9/11 attacks changed not only how we travel, but how we think and act when we go out. Having your belongings searched when you go out to a ballgame […]

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Published on April 16th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany,Online
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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 […]

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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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10 Questions for … a Business Coach

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This post comes from Jessica Henderson at our partner site LearnVest. Never miss a new episode of Shark Tank? Invented a revolutionary evaporating kitty litter that you’re itching to debut to the world? You’re not alone. Every month, some 543,000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 survive […]

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Published on April 11th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Self Employment,Working
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