Category Archives: Savings

The 2012 Recession and Financial Planning

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The Impact of the recession and how we save is a nice article from Forbes. In it, the author discusses how the short and long-term savings have been impacted.  Based upon an 2009 survey of 25,000 Americans, the study shows … Continue reading

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A Long Strange Journey

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I went to a birthday party last night for some friends.  Great time and it was fun watching how silly a bunch of women can get when they get together.  Silly with or without alcohol involved. One of the people … Continue reading

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Tax Returns as ‘Forced Savings’

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According to this post in Mint, many people take advantage of their tax return as the means to  savings.  While the ideas presented in my prior post are things I would do, I should point out that my assumption is based … Continue reading

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2013 Tax Day Countdown

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It’s just a little over a week until the Tax Man Cometh here in the US. Have you filed yet?  With the delay of the filing season caused by the Congressional Shenanigans of earlier this year, more and more people … Continue reading

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Over 50 Retirement Planning

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So you’ve started a little later than you should.  I know I have, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to just give up. You will just have to be a little more fluid in your goals. According to the 2012 … Continue reading

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Reflection & Retirement Planning

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After we became ‘eligible’ for AARP, our focus has shifted a bit from the “Get Outta Debt” theme we’d been living under for the last four years.  As anyone who has successfully made that “Outta Debt” goal can tell you, … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund Financial Study

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!    Emergency Funds, Rainy Day Funds, “Oh Crap” Funds.. call them what you will, the concept of having money stashed aside for the sole purpose of unexpected expenses is a key aspect of your financial health. … Continue reading

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Objects in the Rear View Mirror are much farther than they appear

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As much as I try to deny it, I’ve reached “that point” in my life where my age is  closer to Retirement Age than the legal drinking age.  Way back then, my worries were less about saving than they were … Continue reading

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How We Earned an Extra $1000 by Switching Cable

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We finally did it. In my book  I talk about a way to use negotiation to save money on your monthly bills.  In one of the examples I talk about asking your cable provider for a better deal.  The worst they … Continue reading

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Hangover from the Holidaze

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“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”…. Those of us at a ‘certain age’ will remember that tag line from TV Commercials for Alka-Seltzer.  Those of us Simpsons fans, will recognize it from a Homer’s Yearbook  picture. Whatever your … Continue reading

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