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Day 18 – Taxes

Monday, April 24th, 2006

After much prodding from SingleMom, I am determined to finish up this series before it becomes “24 Months” or worse, “24 Years.” By now you are probably sick of taxes. Me too! However, there’s no better time to plan for next year’s taxes than right now. So, with that in mind, let’s look what you […]

Day 17 – Buying a Car

Friday, April 14th, 2006

When it comes to buying a car, we have many choices to make:

Day 16 – Health Insurance

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

I have to be honest with you. Of all the personal finance topics, health insurance (or any insurance for that matter) is my least favorite. I find the subject dry and boring. However, health insurance should be part of every financial plan.

Day 15 – Hiring Financial Help

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

I don’t think anything can be more confusing or intimidating to people than hiring financial help. We have all heard stories of how people were taken advantage of by financial planners, advisors, and insurance agents. For this post, I will concentrate on hiring a financial planner.

Day 14 – Asset Allocation

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Asset Allocation really isn’t that hard to understand. For most people, asset allocation is how their investments are divided up between stocks and bonds. I hate this phrase because it is so worn out, but when it comes to your investments: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Having a proper asset allocation plan […]

Day 13 – Planning for Retirement

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

For a lot of people the thought of planning for retirement is too scary to think about so they do exactly what they shouldn’t do: nothing. I’m sure for a lot of people retirement is something they think about frequently but really don’t know where to begin to plan for it. Maybe this post will […]

Day 12 – Kids & Money

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

One of the most important things we can give our kids is a sense of financial responsibility. Too many kids are growing up without a clear understanding of how personal finance works and they are paying the price for it by having too much debt and not saving enough to meet future goals like retirement. […]

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