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3 Modern Alternatives to Clipping Coupons that Will Actually Save You Money
1 hour ago

3 Modern Alternatives to Clipping Coupons that Will Actually Save You Money

When we were young parents, in the 1980s and 90s, coupon clipping was still a popular activity (some would say obsession!) I still remember looking through the newspaper for discounts …
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4 Reasons Your Credit Score Still Matters After 50 (and How to Improve it!)
1 week ago

4 Reasons Your Credit Score Still Matters After 50 (and How to Improve it!)

If you were like most people, you probably spent a lot of time in your younger years worrying about your credit rating. After all, this one number had the ability …
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3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids
2 weeks ago

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids

When I was growing up, my family never discussed money. It wasn’t that my parents or grandparents though that money was “evil.” It’s just that, like many working-class families, we …
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4 Reasons to Move to a Smaller Home in Your 50s or 60s (Most Forget #2!)
2 weeks ago

4 Reasons to Move to a Smaller Home in Your 50s or 60s (Most Forget #2!)

Owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream. This is especially true for our generation, which grew up at a time when traditional family living, centered around …
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4 Reasons to Ditch Your Car in Your 50s or 60s (Only One is Financial!)
2 weeks ago

4 Reasons to Ditch Your Car in Your 50s or 60s (Only One is Financial!)

Do you remember the sense of freedom that you had the first time you got in your own car and turned the keys? The world suddenly became smaller as your …
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Dear Grandkids, Don’t Make the Same Money Mistakes that I Did!
3 weeks ago

Dear Grandkids, Don’t Make the Same Money Mistakes that I Did!

Dear Max, Marvel and Jack – I love you guys so much! I treasure the time we spend together and the conversations we share. I am so grateful for the …
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2 Ways to Take a “Practice Retirement” (Either Way Can Change Your Financial Future!)
4 weeks ago

2 Ways to Take a “Practice Retirement” (Either Way Can Change Your Financial Future!)

For most of our lives, retirement is a distant dream. It is the mirage in the desert that keeps us moving forward, one tired step at a time.

In our …
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Stop! It’s Time to Challenge These 5 BIG Assumptions and Save More for Retirement
4 weeks ago

Stop! It’s Time to Challenge These 5 BIG Assumptions and Save More for Retirement

Are you still living in your oversized family home despite the fact that your kids have long ago flown the nest? Do you still own a car even though you …
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I Just Skipped Dinner… and Gave My Grandson $248,910 for His Retirement
1 month ago

I Just Skipped Dinner… and Gave My Grandson $248,910 for His Retirement

In some ways, retirement planning is fiendishly complicated. You have to guess how long you will live. You need to decide on the right balance of risk and reward for …
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Why Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio is Relevant for Over 50s Too!
2 months ago

Why Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio is Relevant for Over 50s Too!

One of my pet peeves about the personal finance and investment industry is that it seems to be entirely focused on the “invest early and let compound interest work for …
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