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The airwaves are full of ads for lower auto insurance costs. But the commercials don’t tell you even half the story. Unfortunately, few people do their auto insurance correctly. There are many ways to cut your auto premiums without putting yourself at risk. This is especially good news for older Americans. Those premium reductions you […]
What return or yield do you need to make your nest egg last? How much can you safely withdraw from your retirement fund? Those are the key questions of retirement, because no one wants to run out of money. More people are asking these questions since interest rates settled near their lowest levels in decades […]
What’s the biggest mistake in retirement plans? From what I see, it is failing fully to factor inflation into their planning. Retirement these days often lasts 20 years or more. To be safe, you should plan on living to age 90. Over that time inflation can make a safe, comfortable stream of income uncomfortably tight, […]
You are paying about $200 annually in bank fees, according to recent surveys. There are many different fees. I even got charged an excess account activity fee. Fortunately, the financial services revolution continues. Deregulation, technology, and competition give you a number of ways to reduce these fees or get your money’s worth from them. Here’s […]
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The peak car-buying season is drawing to a close. That means prices are being cut and incentive deals are being offered for purchasing or leasing many cars. These deals come after most manufacturers actually lowered suggested prices last year. Values abound in the car world, but that’s no reason to leave cash on the table. […]
Always read those little booklets from your credit card company that describe changes in your card terms. I got quite a surprise when reading a recent one from Citibank, and millions of other cardholders across the country also received surprises. Unfortunately, many won’t learn of the new credit card traps until they learn how much […]
In the next few weeks you could add thousands of dollars to your net worth. Market volatility and new tax rules give you the best opportunity in years to reduce your income taxes with year-end moves. Here are some actions to consider between now and Dec. 31 to slash the amount you owe Uncle Sam. […]
In last month’s visit I gave you the main course from the buffett of changes in the latest tax law, enacted in July. There was a lot packed into that law, so here are a few side dishes you should know about. Roth IRAs. Most people are concerned with putting money into Roth IRAs or […]