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DR 051: Rebalancing–How to Create a Plan to Easily Rebalance Your Investments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedRebalancing your investment portfolio is an important part of managing your money. Having carefully selected your asset allocation, rebalancing ensures that your investments stay in line with the allocation you’ve chosen. In this article (and podcast) we cover creating a rebalancing plan. We’ll cover topics such as […]

How Long Does it Take to Save a Month’s Worth of Expenses?

We often talk about the importance of saving an emergency fund. You’ve probably heard financial experts suggest building an emergency fund that is equal to three to six months’ worth of expenses. Have you ever thought about just how long it takes to save even one month of expenses? The formula to figure out just […]

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Grow Your Dough Feb 2014

The Stock Market Game February Update (+7.60%)

As I mentioned on the podcast, I’ve entered a stock market “game” for 2014. It’s actually more than game because I’ve put up $1,000 to match my investing prowess against a group of some of the most talented personal finance bloggers you’ll find anywhere. Here’s the deal. Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents (and a […]

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Bitcoins and Your Financial Future

The Internet is wonderfully disruptive. Travel websites have all but eliminated the need for travel agents. Online banks ushered in financial institutions without costly bank branches. Amazon walloped bookstores. Netflix killed Blockbuster. Newspapers are dying a death of a thousand clicks. The list goes on. Watching the Internet mow down established industries brings to mind […]

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DR 041: A Rare Glimpse into Warren Buffett’s Asset Allocation Plan (including the mutual fund he would pick)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedExcerpts from Warren Buffett’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors have been released. In the latest excerpt, Buffett talks about investing in mutual funds, of all things. Specifically, in his will he leaves money to his wife in trust. He has provided guidance on how he thinks the […]

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Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard Review ($400 Bonus)

Update: The spend required to receive the 40,000 bonus miles has gone up from $1,000 to $3,000 in the first 90 days. Even so, this card still ranks as one of the most rewarding and exclusive travel cards you’ll find anywhere. When I think of a top travel rewards card, the likes of Capital One, […]

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DR 040: How Best to Use a Backdoor Roth IRA

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedEven if you exceed the income limits for contribution to a Roth IRA, you may still be able to take advantage of this excellent additional retirement account option. You can work through what’s called a “backdoor Roth,” which basically means that you convert traditional IRA contributions into […]

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How to Find the Best Prepaid Calling Cards

Google the term “prepaid calling cards,” and you’ll be hit with a dizzying array of options. But when it comes to calling cards, more options may not necessarily be better. In fact, sorting through all those calling cards can be a huge headache, to say the least – especially since many of these cards come […]

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DR 039: Mutual Funds vs. ETFs–Does it Really Matter?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedFollowing the conclusion of my 31-Day Money Challenge, I’ve had several people email me about the difference between mutual funds and ETFs (exchange traded funds). A quick review of opinions online may lead some to think ETFs are better than mutual funds. There is a lot of […]

Taxes

6 Tax Changes for Parents in 2014; I’ll be Using No. 3 to Save a Bundle

Every year, the IRS updates tax laws to account for inflation, and this year is no different. In 2014, parents, in particular, will find several tax-related changes that may affect their credits and deductions on their 2014 taxes. Remember, changes to tax law for 2014 won’t affect you until you file your 2014 taxes in […]

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The Only Guide to Self-Employed Retirement Options You’ll Ever Need

As a self-employed individual or freelancer, you’re in a unique position when it comes to saving for retirement. You won’t get the benefit of an employer-matching 401(k), not if self-employment is your full-time gig, but you do have access to a variety of tax-advantaged retirement accounts. And you may be able to sock away more into […]

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