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How to Manage Inflation

Submitted by Roger Wohlner on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Inflation is the worst enemy of retirees. It is a far bigger threat to your financial security in retirement than any potential for investment loss. Preparing for inflation is crucial. Here are a few tips.

Talking About Finances: Sexy

Submitted by Claire Emory on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

You likely hear all the time about how much couples spend on each other, the kinds of gifts they buy and how all of us can save money delighting our significant others. Less well-known: Most people actually find a mate more attractive if that person freely talks about personal finances.

Boosting Your Credit Score

Submitted by Kimberly J. Howard on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

Each time you whip out your credit card, your purchase and how and when you pay it off contribute to your credit score. That score can determine – or wreck – your ability to buy big-ticket items such as homes. If your score’s low, here are ways to give it a boost.

How to Become a Millionaire

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

What do you picture when you hear the word “millionaire?” Perhaps a well-groomed senior, lounging in a bathrobe, sipping champagne and overlooking acres of achievement from the portico of a mansion? You think you can never be a millionaire. But what if you can?

Ready for Retirement?

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Disappearing pensions, continued corporate downsizing and stubborn unemployment combine to ignite great concern that many folks still don’t save enough for retirement. Maybe you’ve given up trying to realistically assess your future costs or you simply still spend too much without saving. Whatever the reason, here’s how to get your finances together while you still have time.

How Wants Can Fund Needs

Submitted by Sterling Raskie on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Here’s a neat strategy if you look to save more for retirement, college or for paying down debt: Stop spending on the wrong things. Easier said than done, of course, and implementing this tactic starts with changing how you look at using your money.

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