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Adult Children Living At Home

People who expected to be empty-nesters when the last child became an adult are finding their children flocking back home. The younger generation is finding that living on their own costs more than they had anticipated. In 2012, surveys by the Pew Research Center showed that 36 percent of those 18 to 31 were living […]

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Retirement Coming? Be Sure You’re Ready

For many workers, retirement seems an ethereal, distant eventuality that doesn’t require much thought. Don’t you believe it. It comes and it comes sooner than most Americans are ready for it. According to a USA Today article, about a third of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and investments to fund their retirement, aside […]

Don't ignore tax audit notifications. Be prepared to face an audit.

Handling Tax Audits Successfully

Tax Audit? Don’t Panic Well, the annual tax mania is over once again. Now you can sit back and relax. Unless, of course, you are one of those that the IRS singles out for an audit. Less than 1 percent of the tax-paying public gets that experience, but it can be unnerving. Audits are what […]

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Saving Money

Save money on things you can easily do yourself.

Watch Out For These Money Drains

Many Americans feel they can’t build savings because there simply isn’t money left after the essentials are covered. But with a little creative effort, you can find a bit here and a bit there to stash away. With personal saving at its lowest level since 2001 (expected to fall below 1 percent by the end […]

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Amazon Home Services Marketplace

Amazon has launched its Home Services (formerly Amazon Local Services). If you are looking for voice lessons, yoga classes, furniture assemble, mounting wall televisions, setting up baby gates, house keeping or even assembling those products you buy at Ikea, now you can order them directly on Amazon. You can list your services on Amazon if […]

Lower your utilities bills by getting a programmable thermostat.

How To Shrink Your Energy Bills

Winter may be on the downside this year, but it isn’t too late to trim your energy consumption and save money at the same time you are helping the environment. Tips to reduce your bills while trimming your carbon footprint include: Heating & Cooling Invest in a programmable thermostat. It can be set to reduce […]

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Retirement Tips

The word Retirement written on a sandy beach, with scuba mask, beach towel, starfish and flip flops (studio shot - warm color and directional light are intentional).

Retirement Coming? Be Sure You’re Ready

For many workers, retirement seems an ethereal, distant eventuality that doesn’t require much thought. Don’t you believe it. It comes and it comes sooner than most Americans are ready for it. According to a USA Today article, about a third of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and investments to fund their retirement, aside […]

Begin thinking about retirement plans when you first start earning money.

Retirement Planning Should Begin When You Are Young

Waiting until retirement is around the corner to get serious about preparing for it is a serious mistake. The ideal time to start thinking about post-employment issues is when you are still in your 20s or 30s. Consistently setting aside money and then monitoring it to see that it is earning the best possible returns […]

Plan carefully for your retirement.

Retirement Planning For Women

Concerns about having enough savings to finance a worry-free retirement plague many women. According to Donna Phelan, 62, who has guided many women through the process as she has worked with several large Wall Street investment firms. She has even written a book on the topic, “Women, Money & Prosperity: A Sister’s Perspective On How […]

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