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16
Aug

Hate talking about money? You’re not alone.

Hate talking about money? You’re not alone. Hate talking about money? You’re not alone. Over the past 34 years of interviewing thousands of people, one of the most frequent comments I get from savers is as follows– “I really feel dumb when it comes to this stuff.” Or, kind of in a similar vein, in some cases, during my first

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14
Aug

What FERS Employees Need to Know About Crediting Unused Sick Leave

What FERS Employees Need to Know About Crediting Unused Sick Leave Every employee treats their sick leave differently. Some employees battle through colds and stomach issues, determined not to miss a day. Other employees use every sick day possible, wanting to take advantage of the time off — even if they just have a light sniffle. FERS employees may want

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9
Aug

Do You Dream Of Retiring Now?

Do You Dream Of Retiring Now? Do you ever dream of retiring now? Dream of life with no alarm clocks, a day when everything is up to you, every day is yours to do whatever you want to do. Traveling, spending time with the kids and grandkids, playing golf (my favorite), hiking, doing things around the house that you’ve put off

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8
Aug

3 Ways To Celebrate National Dollar Day While Preparing For Your Golden Years

3 Ways To Celebrate National Dollar Day While Preparing For Your Golden Years With pennies in your back pocket and dollars in the couch, money may seem like it’s virtually everywhere. But, do you know when this phenomenon first began? In 1786, 232 years ago today, Congress established the U.S. monetary system. However, the first U.S. dollar was not printed

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2
Aug

What Millionaires Know About Investing That You Don’t

What Millionaires Know About Investing That You Don’t Interesting question to start: How many millionaires are estimated to reside in the United States of America? A: 100,000 millionaires B: 1,000,000 millionaires C: 5,000,000 millionaires D: 50,000,000 millionaires. Well, if you guessed 5 million millionaires living in the United States, you’re correct. In fact, according to Wikipedia, at the end of

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1
Aug

Tips for Back to School Season

Tips for Back to School Season Although it’s not even August yet, storefronts and businesses are beginning to advertise what some kids dread, and others cherish, back to school time. In a report from Huntington Bank Backpack Index, school supplies have increased a whopping 88% since 2007. With this statistic, here are 3 tips to consider for this back to

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31
Jul

OPM Data Breach May Put Federal Employees At Risk

OPM Data Breach May Put Federal Employees At Risk Millions of federal employees rely on the Office of Personnel Management for their salaries, benefits, and retirement options. If this office isn’t reliable, then federal workers are at risk of delaying their retirement and having their data exposed to criminal hackers. Unfortunately, an OPM data breach is more of a potential

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31
Jul

5 Things to Know About Getting Life Insurance for Your Child

5 Things to Know About Getting Life Insurance for Your Child We spend so much time talking about the reasons adults need life insurance (income protection, covering funeral costs and so on) that it’s easy to forget why it may be a good idea for you to insure your children as well. When we think about it, we reason that

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31
Jul

5 Things to Know About Getting Life Insurance for Your Child

5 Things to Know About Getting Life Insurance for Your Child We spend so much time talking about the reasons adults need life insurance (income protection, covering funeral costs and so on) that it’s easy to forget why it may be a good idea for you to insure your children as well. When we think about it, we reason that

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26
Jul

The Secret to Generating Lifetime Income

The Secret to Generating Lifetime Income Different generations tend to save in different ways. Whether its hiding cash in old bed frames or tracking expenses on a smartphone in real-time, everyone has their own approach. Regardless of how people save, it is clear Americans share a common interest when it comes to retirement: financial freedom. There are numerous ways to

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