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Is a Spousal IRA Right for Your Retirement Savings Needs?

The spousal IRA, also known as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA, is a special provision IRA that is available to spouses who do not work outside the home. It gives such spouses the ability to create and fund their own IRA, even though they do not earn income. This is a powerful advantage for […]

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The Little Known World of Offshore Banking Exposed

  Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published an enormous set of over 11.5 million confidential leaked documents. These documents exposed the offshore holdings of “political leaders, links to global scandals, and details of the hidden financial dealings of fraudsters, drug traffickers, billionaires, celebrities, sports stars and more.” This publication is […]

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Is Travel Hacking Too Good To Be True?

If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is. So it’s no wonder people hear stories about travel hacking like this one and figure it can’t be done. If you’ve never heard of it, travel hacking is using credit card rewards to virtually eliminate travel expenses. It definitely sounds too good to be true! I […]

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23 Excellent Ways to Save Time and Money with Amazon Echo

At $179.99, the Amazon Echo looks like a pricey toy, especially if you’ve got a smartphone that can do many of Echo’s tasks. Early reviews of the Echo were mixed, as Amazon’s version of Apple’s Siri, named Alexa, wasn’t as responsive as some had hoped. But, as should be expected of one of the most […]

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How to Maintain Insurance (For Your Health!) When You Retire Early

Are you planning to retire early? You’re certainly not alone! It is, of course, a major challenge just to accumulate the type of investment portfolio that will make early retirement possible. But many planning on early retirement forget to plan for one additional detail: adequate health insurance. With what health insurance costs today, is not […]

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How to Track Your Rewards Points and Miles: 5 Simple Options

When it comes to personal finance, nothing beats being able to track where your dollar goes. Sites like Mint.com and tools like You Need A Budget (YNAB) are indispensable for the savvy planner. They’re easy-to-use, simple to understand, and provide great information at a glance. But these tools fall short in one area: credit card […]

5 Tax Moves After April 15

5 Tax Moves to Make Now (Yes, After Tax Day)

With April 15th behind us, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. They shouldn’t be. If you only think about taxes at the beginning of April, you’re missing out. Making the right tax moves now – even after tax day – will help improve your tax situation next year. At a minimum, planning […]

How to Read a Personal Finance Book the Right Way

Think of the last personal finance book you read. What did you get out of it? How did it change your life? What are you doing differently today with your finances as a result of reading the book? These are some of the questions I started asking myself as looked through my large collection of […]

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Is the Chase Freedom Unlimited Your Best Credit Card Option?

Chase recently introduced a new credit card to its line: the Chase Freedom UnlimitedSM. It’s got some unique benefits among standard rewards credit cards, which makes it a good option for many consumers. Here, we’ll dig into the benefits of this card, as well as some potential drawbacks. The Rewards The first thing most people […]

How to Pick the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

What You Need to Know About Credit Scores and Student Debt Refinancing

One of the dilemmas facing people who have large student loan debt is the difficulty in refinancing student debt into loans with both lower interest rates and lower monthly payments. Refinancing generally requires either good or excellent credit. The credit score requirement may be too high for most recent college graduates. So does that mean that you […]

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Investing in Lego: A Fun and Unexpected Option

I’m a huge Lego maniac. I’ve loved Lego since I was a kid, and to this day, I still build and collect sets. In fact, I just finished building the recently-released Lego Maze, which I highly recommend! You might be surprised to find that besides being all-around awesome, certain Lego sets and minifigures appreciate in […]

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