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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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The Money Binder: How to Prepare Your Finances For Your Death

In many families one person handles the finances. In our case, I handle everything about our money from budgeting to investing. My wife has no interest in taking over this responsibility. And that presents a potential problem. What would my wife do should I get hit by a truck? How would she handle our investments? […]

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How to Save Big with Student Loan Refinancing

Until recently, student loans were about the only lending market in the U.S. that didn’t provide options for restructuring credit. You can refinance your mortgage. Refinance your car. Consolidate your credit cards. But can you refinance your student loans? Today, this just might be possible. I recently spoke with Brendan Coughlin, President of Consumer Lending […]

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3 Money Rules that will Guarantee an Early Retirement

“I know all the rules but, the rules do not know me. Guaranteed” After listening to the 200th episode of the Dough Roller podcast, I answered the call to be a contributor to the website.  I will share my experiences with building wealth and becoming a DIY investor and tax planner to prepare for our […]

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How to Get Your Totally Free Credit Score

Not too long ago, the only way to get your free credit score was to sign up for a seven or 30-day trial. You had to enter your credit card, and if you forgot to cancel the membership, they started charging your card. Today there are several ways to get your credit score for free […]

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Be Careful: Fee-Only Advice is Not Conflict Free

A couple of years ago, I sat for and passed the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) exam. If I ever decide to hang out a shingle and become a financial planner, I will become a “fee-only” advisor. I currently manage my own investments, but if I were going to hire a financial advisor, it would be […]

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11 Ways to Save Money When Traveling Abroad

I’ve been fortunate enough to have lived and traveled all across Europe for the past three years. I’ve visited 16 countries, walked the hallowed grounds of history’s battlefields, and reveled in the beauty of some of the greatest cities in the world. These new adventures sometimes came with never-before-made mistakes. I’ve made my fair share when […]

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The Amex EveryDay Card – How Does it Compare?

When it comes to choosing a credit card, my personal preference is for cards with good everyday spending rewards. If you don’t travel a lot or dine out frequently, a card that gives good rewards for gas, groceries, and other basic spending is a great option. That’s where the The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from […]

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Blue Cash Amex Review – Earn Up To 6% Cash Back

One of the absolute best cash back credit cards is one that I’ve never carried. And as I write this review, I’m wondering exactly why I don’t have this card.  I’m talking about the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, a credit card that most definitely ranks as one of the best credit cards […]

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How to Get Rid of PMI

There are various ways to get rid of PMI, a.k.a., private mortgage insurance. A reader posted this question on Facebook: “Anyone have experience with getting a new appraisal done in order to remove PMI? We bought our house in 2012, have 87% LTV at the purchase price. I THINK the value has gone up enough […]

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