DR 087: How Natalie Graduated Debt-Free, Paid Cash for a Car, and Bought a Home (She’s Only 24!)

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You’ve probably heard a lot of stories recently about new graduates with mountains of student loan debt. It’s not uncommon to hear of students with $100,000+ in school loans. Today I wanted to share a success story with you that bucks this trend. This story is about a young woman who made different choices when […]

Published or Updated: July 13, 2014

DR 067: The Lowdown on Health Savings Accounts as Retirement Savings Vehicles

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I‘ve recently received a couple of emails from readers about Health Savings Accounts. One comes from Robert, who writes: I would like you to cover HSAs in the future podcast. We just started using one, and we are getting confused and occasionally tripped up by some of the rules. And a podcast listener named Patrick […]

Published or Updated: May 20, 2014

10 Ways to Avoid Identity Fraud This Holiday Shopping Season

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Did you know that the holiday shopping season is prime time not only for shoppers but also for identity thieves? And why wouldn’t it be? Fraudsters and thieves aren’t stupid. They know that around the holidays, shoppers are out in droves – both in stores and online. They also know that during this hectic season, […]

Published or Updated: December 9, 2013

Take Online College Courses for Free

Do you miss the intellectual stimulation of college classes? Do you have an inner politico or engineer needing attention? If I had my druthers, I’d be a full-time student for the rest of my life. With the help of the Internet, continuing education has become far more attainable and even free. More colleges and universities […]

Published or Updated: April 14, 2010

How many light bulbs are in your home?

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Have you ever wondered just how many light bulbs you have in your home? Have you ever counted? Not counting the bulbs in our refrigerator, we have 104 light bulbs on the first floor of our house alone. So why am I counting light bulbs? Am counting light bulbs because beginning in 2012, the all […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2011