Archive for May 2014

In Sickness and in Wealth: Why Today’s Couples Keep Separate Accounts

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This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest. It’s hard to find a more romantic topic than banking—but nearly every couple eventually faces the question: Should we combine our money or keep separate accounts? According to a new survey by TD Bank, the answer is often “both.” Nearly half (42%) of couples with […]

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Published on May 30th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life
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Are You A Prius Lover or Hater?

Written by William Cowie - 11 Comments

When is the last time you got into a heated argument about cars? Cars in general are not controversial. Yes, there is the odd low-key Chevy vs. Ford thing from days gone by and that sort of thing, but most people generally don’t get worked up about cars, arguing about them after dinner in mixed […]

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Published on May 28th, 2014 - 11 Comments
Filed under: Automotive,Consumer,Insurance
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The side effects of credit cards

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

While I’m not a fan of all the pharmaceutical advertising on television, I have to admit that they can be brutally frank about disclosing potential side effects. If you take something for chronic indigestion, a variety of things could happen which will make you lose your appetite — which at least would make you less […]

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Published on May 26th, 2014
Modified on May 23rd, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction
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The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?

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This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest. College seniors graduating this spring are more optimistic than ever … but should they be? According to Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, a full 84% of the class of 2014 believes they will land a job in their chosen field. This group of seniors […]

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Published on May 23rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Economy,Working
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Speaking Well of the Dearly Departed: You

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

If you’re like me, you hold the firm belief that a personal finance site like the one you’re currently visiting should occasionally offer more than the usual advice. Oh, it’s fine if these posts primarily advance ways to track down the best savings account, how to save on life insurance or find the best zero […]

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Published on May 21st, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning
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How to save money on airline fees

Written by Suba Iyer - 4 Comments

The summer travel season is almost upon us. In the past, finding good airfare deals used to take the most time, while booking the tickets only took a couple of minutes. Now, it goes like this: You spend hours trying to find a good airfare deal and get excited when you find an awesome deal! […]

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Published on May 19th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Consumer,Frugality,Travel
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Managing Your Finances During a Breakup

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This post comes from Jen Smialek at our partner site Quizzle.com. We’ve all been there before: You’ve just broken up with your significant other, and you are heartbroken. Regardless of who did the breaking, it’s never easy to muddle through the next weeks/months of confusion and emotion. When heartbreak strikes, it can be an equally […]

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Published on May 16th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life
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Why cutting the cord might not work

Written by William Cowie - 3 Comments

Time was when you had a home phone and you watched TV with a rabbit-ear antenna. Life was cheap then. Well, almost: I remember paying $3.95 a minute to make a phone call from Orange County to New York. Life may have been cheaper then, but not easier: When you and your significant other got […]

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Published on May 14th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality
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Retirement saving: Size isn’t the only consideration

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I recently read one of those articles debating whether a million dollars was enough to retire on these days. Mostly, the focus of the article was on the fact that a million dollars isn’t as significant as it used to be due to the impact of inflation. That’s a good point, but it also got […]

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Published on May 12th, 2014
Modified on May 9th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Economy,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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The Picasso Effect: A Secret to Career Success?

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This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com. The secret to climbing the career ladder just might be knitting, taking a ceramics class or refurbishing old cars. That’s right: According to new research from San Francisco State University, embracing your creative after-work hobbies—even if it’s just trying your hand at a new dessert recipe—could […]

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Published on May 9th, 2014
Modified on May 1st, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Working
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