Why we aren’t saving for our children’s college educations

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. For a few years, I got to skip Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 5. Save for our children’s college education? That was an easy one…since we didn’t have children, that answer was NO!…

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Why home prices are climbing again, and what you should do about it

Chances are home prices in your neighborhood have been rising lately. Strangely enough, that only made the news when, for last November, Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 top cities fell the grand total of 0.1…

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A case for “hard work pays off”

Over the weekend, a friend of mine came to visit. She’s a career counselor and, while I wasn’t looking for free advice, the conversation naturally turned to my job hunt.

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8 hacks to help you keep your resolutions

When I was in the first stage of personal finance, I had two obvious goals:

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Develop your investing edge to become a better investor

The hedge fund community talks about the concept of “edge” all the time.

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When the right choice isn’t obvious

What do you do when the right choice isn’t obvious?

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Changing careers: The grass isn’t always greener

Earlier this year, my husband and I made a decision that will change the course of our lives, for better or for worse. After 10 years in the mortuary industry, we decided that it was time for my husband to make a change.

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What Are the Best Financial Accounts and Tools Available?

As a personal-finance blogger, it’s my responsibility to keep up-to-date on the latest in the financial industry. Whose advice is worth heeding? (And whose advice sucks?) What are the current tax rates? Where’s the best place to save for the future?

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Sometimes the road to wealth isn’t paved at all

Is financial security eluding you?

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4 steps to finding financial improvement

The two worst years of my financial life were 2007 to 2009. Before 2007, our income was low, but our expenses were low, too. We didn’t save much, but we didn’t spend more than we earned, either.

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