Wednesday, November 30, 2022

6 smart moves to prepare for parenthood

December 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Articles and Features Here’s what family and doctors never tell prospective parents: Kids are expensive. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will cost the average American middle class family more than $220,000 to raise a child to age 18. Then there’s college. And you know what those bills are like. Being a good parent not […]

5 steps to financial independence

November 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Articles and Features What is financial independence? It’s the ability to maintain your standard of living without running out of money, no matter what happens. Many people don’t think they earn enough money to achieve that kind of security. But the key to building wealth is not how much you make, it’s how much you keep. Our […]

The 12 new rules of retirement savings

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Articles and Features–The era of do-it-yourself retirement is here. You can’t rely on your employer, or the government, to take care of you in your old age. The grim reality is that we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to save enough for a comfortable retirement, even if you do everything right. But following these 12 new […]

7 good things the Credit CARD Act will do for you (

January 4, 2010 by  
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Credit cards have treated their customers pretty badly in recent years. There was little any of us could do as they raised interest rates, slapped on fees, cut credit limits and imposed onerous new terms. But the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 that Congress passed last spring is supposed to put […]