Tag Archives: 401(k)

How do you feel about saving money?

The answer – it turns out – is completely dependent on how you read the question. If you took saving money to mean getting a deal, a discount, a screaming buy on a purchase, then you likely reacted positively. And … Continue reading

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America Saves Week – a little help with budgeting

If you have ever read one of my posts you know how I feel about following a budget. I believe in the concept, I can create a solid plan, but as soon as I see the limitations on my open … Continue reading

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Making 2014 a financial turning point

There is ample evidence to show that most New Year’s resolutions don’t make it past the beginning of February (one of the latest pieces of research, from Gold’s Gym, named February 7 the Fitness Cliff — that’s the day when … Continue reading

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Have you really thought about what your retirement will look like?

I have a friend I’ve spoken about her many times before. She gave up her life here in North Carolina to take a job up north, so she could start taking actual steps towards her retirement dream of a building … Continue reading

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Balancing other needs when there is a special needs child in the family

More than 20 million families in the US have at least one member who has special needs. Their daily lives can be especially draining – not to mention expensive. Lisa, whose son Will has autism, says that his school costs … Continue reading

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Taking action isn’t always easy

Did your mother ever say to you should do something because “It’s good for you.” I know I’ve said that on more than a few occasions to my three kids. Whether it was “Eat your vegetables,” “Get some exercise” or … Continue reading

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Cooking up your retirement plan

National Save for Retirement Week serves as a friendly reminder for each of us to look at our personal retirement goals and plan (like we need additional pressure than what Mom and Dad are already putting on us). As a … Continue reading

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Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries…

My calendar is key for reminding me of important dates and events. Whether it’s someone’s birthday or anniversary or a holiday, that calendar reminder prompts me to do something. I may send a card, make a phone call or plan … Continue reading

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Get in the game, younger self!

If I had an opportunity to offer advice related to money to my younger self, I would have engaged with money matters sooner, and made money my friend. I made three fundamental mistakes and I plan to teach my daughter … Continue reading

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Money Rule #25: Doing nothing can be very expensive.

That’s true in many, many instances. Think of buying a gift for a birthday a week from now. You put it off, then put it off some more. All of a sudden that birthday is tomorrow. You no longer have … Continue reading

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