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February 20, 2015
How to Avoid an Online Vacation Rental Scam
Imagine renting a home on a beautiful beachfront from a trusted website, arriving to start your vacation and finding out you've been scammed?
February 13, 2015
Making Sure Loved Ones Are Prepared for Their Retirement Years
What if a sudden, debilitating illness, fraud or economic downturn affected your senior family member's retirement, estate or long-term care issues? Would you be prepared to take over?
February 6, 2015
Starting Roth IRAs for Your Grandkids
Many grandparents go above and beyond to offer financial help to adult children and grandchildren. If you're seeking to contribute to your grandkids' financial future, one option might involve opening a custodial Roth IRA (http://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/Roth-IRAs) on your grandchild's behalf as soon as he or she starts reporting earned income.
January 30, 2015
Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask
Valentine's Day is often a time to reflect on your relationship, and consider the next step. If your relationship is heading toward joint finances, it's essential to talk about it first – openly and honestly.
A first-time global financial literacy study shows that the keys to successful personal finance education are student perseverance and an openness to problem solving.
January 16, 2015
Considering Life Without Owning a Car
Most baby boomers couldn't envision their early adult years without a car. However, times are changing and younger commuters are leading the way.
January 9, 2015
Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages
Over the last decade, reverse mortgages have been marketed as an easy way for seniors to cash in their home equity to pay for living expenses. However, many have learned that improper use of the product – such as pulling all their cash out at one time to pay bills – has led to significant financial problems later, including foreclosure.
January 2, 2015
Resetting Your Life for Retirement
The phrase "downsizing for retirement" is popular with Baby Boomers, the youngest of whom turned 50 last year.
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