Resident travel writer Stephanie Zito dusted off her passport and made her way to Mexico for a birthday celebration. Here’s what she found when she got there.
Itâs easy to get rid of old magazines and clothes that no longer fit, but throwing out vacation souvenirs or old photographs can be difficult. Sentimental clutter refers to items with special meaning or memories you have an emotional attachment…
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Mortgage interest rates remain at historic lows this week. As reported from a weekly survey of 100+ lenders by Freddie Mac, the average mortgage interest decreased for all three main loan types â 30-year fixed (2.79% to 2.77%), 15-year fixed (2.23% to 2.21%), and 5/1 ARM increased (3.12% to 2.8%). VA refinance rates are no …
This guest post is written by Richmond Howard for Good Financial Cents. Richmond runs the blog MealPrepify. Four years ago my wife and I were almost broke. It was our first year of marriage and I had been out of a job for almost five months. I wasnât making money and I was about to […]
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Pursuing a four-year degree or higher isnât for everyone. If you fall into that group, it doesnât mean you canât get a high-paying job. There are a surprising number of trade jobs that pay salaries at or above careers that require a four-year degree. They pay well because theyâre in demand and are expected to […]
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Those ubiquitous checklists of âdorm room essentialsâ for college freshmen are filled with items that will be ditched by the end of first semester.
Some parents âgo to the store and grab a list like they did when their kids were in elementary and high school and just go straight down the list,â says Lisa Heffernan, mother of three sons and a college-shopping veteran. Or they buy things they only wish their students will use (looking at you, cleaning products).
You can safely skip about 70% of things on those lists, estimates Asha Dornfest, the author of Parent Hacks and mother of a rising college sophomore whoâs home for the summer.
Universal life insuranceÂ is a type ofÂ permanent life insurance, offering both aÂ cash valueÂ and aÂ death benefit. It offers numerous tax benefits and is often considered to be a combination of a life insurance policy and an investment; it can pay dividends, be cashed out, and offers a guaranteed death benefit at the same time. How Does Universal […]
A Guide to Universal Life Insurance is a post from Pocket Your Dollars.
529 plans are tax-advantaged accounts meant to fund your kids’ educations. This article covers all 529 plan details, from basic to complex.
Paying yourself first is a budgeting strategy that suggests individuals should contribute to a retirement account, emergency fund, savings account, or other savings vehicle before spending their paycheck on anything else. The pay yourself first method is a pretty simple…
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With the stock market still in roller coaster mode and more and more companies reducing or eliminating retirement benefits, many peopleâfrom Boomers and Generation Xers to savvy Millennialsâare facing the fact that they need to seize control of their retirement financial plan. And they need to do it sooner rather than later. Boomers in particular… Read More
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