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How to Beat Inflation

September 1, 2003

A few economists continue to worry about deflation. Yet, the cost of the key goods and services most people buy keeps rising. Beating rising costs remains an important goal for those saving for retirement or striving to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Fortunately, you can reduce the cost of some important living expenses. […]

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Where To Find Low Gas Prices

June 1, 2003

Gasoline for your car is taking a larger share of your budget than it did a few years ago. If your area is like mine, gas prices vary considerably in a relatively small area. You might not have to drive around to find the best prices in your area. A few minutes on the Internet […]

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How to Beat The High Cost of Investing

June 1, 2003

Cutting the cost of investing is more important than it has been in years. Expenses didn’t matter much when the stock market returned over 20% annually and bonds yielded over 8%. In the next 10 years, however, I expect bonds won’t return more than their current yields, and the annual average return from stocks will […]

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Why Are Seniors Vulnerable?

May 1, 2003

If you are older than 50, you are a target for fraud. Scam artists know that they are more likely to be successful against an older person than against the rest of the population. Experts estimate that over $40 billion is lost to fraud each year. The traditional assumption is that the victims of fraud […]

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Fight Back And Have Fun

May 1, 2003

Learning about different scams helps you avoid being victimized. It also can become a form of entertainment and even help you turn the tables on con artists. Con artists turned to the Internet in recent years, and so have those who fight the crooks. One web-based activity for the good guys is “scam baiting.” After […]

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Investing With The Inner Circle

April 1, 2003

Investment returns are down, leading many people to seek alternative sources of safe, sure returns. It also brings out the scam artists. A leading scam these days (#5 in the top 10 of the North American Securities Administrators Association) is known as the “prime bank” scheme. The scam is perfectly designed to attract the average […]

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Best Way To Stop ID Theft

March 1, 2003

Identity theft cases doubled from 2001 to 2002. A report from the Federal Trade Commission revealed that ID theft complaints to the government rose from 86,000 to 162,000, and for the third year ID theft was the most reported type of fraud. The government believes most thefts go unreported and that about 700,000 ID thefts […]

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Easy Ways to Cut Costs and Boost Wealth

March 1, 2003

It is not as easy to increase wealth through investing as it was a few years ago. To boost wealth, investment returns have to be supplemented with cost cutting. Many firms are making this more difficult by increasing prices and various fees. Here’s my quick review of the best ways many of you can increase […]

March 2021:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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