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Money Roundup: A 401(k)-Plan Rule of Thumb Is Wrong, The Law of Lifestyle Inflation, and More

Here's our weekend-before-Thanksgiving Roundup of interesting reads re: investing and personal finance. This rule of thumb about 401(k) investments is wrong (Investment News). Many company retirement plans offer only a
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Building a “Bridge” to Your Social Security Retirement Benefits

If you want a steady stream of retirement income that's guaranteeed to last for the rest of your life, you have three basic options, according the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (there are other options,
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Money Roundup: New 401(k) Contribution Limit, the Spectrum of Wealth, and More

Here's the weekly Roundup — a day early this week becuase we'll be posting the monthly Tracker/FPR updates tomorrow. Enjoy!
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How I Saved $250 With One Phone Call

My monthly Internet bill arrived on Friday. It showed a price increase of another $4.00/month — the fourth increase in the past 26 months. When the price went up a year ago, I contacted my ISP (Internet Service Provider)
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Roth IRA Conversions Can Be a Key Retirement-Income Planning Tool

By reducing your overall tax bill, shifting money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA could make a significant difference in the size of your retirement nest egg. You might be surprised at how much
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0% Financing (Some Strings Attached)

0% financing is a sales technique that is a proven winner — for sellers. But for buyers? It depends on what kind of 0% deal you're being offered. Not all of them are the same.
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Attention Husbands: You Should Know About SMI’s Ministry to Widows

In the mid-1990s, I was in talks with Moody Publishers about the possibility of writing a second book. They asked what topics interested me, and among the ideas we discussed was a book tailored to the financial needs of
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Money Roundup: Investing Time in Your Money, the Yield Curve Un-inverts, and More

Here's our final-weekend-in-October Roundup! (Wow, where did the year go?)
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Thrifty Couples Are the Happiest

While thumbing through some old blog posts today, I found this one I wrote a decade ago. It definitely has information worth repeating! Research from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia shows that
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