Get Smart About Retirement Planning

Part of smart financial planning includes preparing for retirement. When you’re already contributing to your retirement accounts, how else can you prepare for a comfortable retirement? Here are a few things to think about as you focus on retirement preparation. Make a plan. The first thing you should do is develop a plan. When do you want to retire? How much can you comfortably live on? How much...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Retirement, Saving Money

Why You Should Be Using a Car Share

Car shares are gaining popularity all over the world, and for good reason. Here’s what you need to know about car share programs and why they’re so great. What is car sharing? Car sharing is a type of car rental. Unlike traditional rental cars, however, you rent the car for shorter periods of time and pay by the mile or length of time you use the car. Car share services have cars parked...

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How I Scored Quality Furniture for Less Than 50% Retail Price

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At the end of last year, we made the decision that we needed a new couch. We knew for a while that it was time to lay our old one to rest, but we weren’t quite ready to buy a new one. Then after many uncomfortable evenings sitting on tough sofa springs, we decided to start actively looking. Within a few months we located an amazing deal. We paid less than half the original price for the couch...

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Valentine’s Day Advice for the Cash Strapped Partner

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The most loved (or hated) holiday is upon us. And that means you’re probably starting to look at gifts for your loved one. When you’re strapped for cash, the ways you can treat the special person in your life may be limiting. But having a limited budget doesn’t mean you can’t make someone feel special. Here’s some advice on celebrating the holiday of love when you’re...

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