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5 Private Student Loans With Flexible Repayment Options

Are you looking for additional financing, above and beyond federal student loans, for college? Or maybe you’re considering refinancing your student loans with a private lender? Either way, the process for finding and applying for private student loans is a bit different from the process for federal student loans. With federal loans, your loans are […]

Claire Millard

How to Make Your Annual Performance Review Work for You

Performance reviews can strike fear in the heart of even the most diligent worker. No matter how well you feel things have been going, the thought of sitting down with your boss to scrutinize your value in the office can be terrifying. If you’re worried about your upcoming review, it can be tempting to ignore […]

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DIY Investing Is the Only Way to Avoid Conflicts of Interest

I have become a personal finance junkie and proponent of do-it yourself (DIY) investing over the past few years. However, this was not always the case. My wife and I used a financial advisor for the first decade of our careers. In retrospect, we learned that we were paying far more than we realized. In […]

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How to Retire Early With a Roth IRA Conversion Ladder

If you are planning on early retirement, one of your biggest concerns is probably how you will be able to survive in the retirement years before you turn 59 1/2. Like most people, the vast majority of your savings and investments are probably in tax-sheltered retirement plans. Of course, you will also have to pay […]

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How to Use Allowances to Teach Your Kids About Money

As parents, our number one goal is to raise our kids to be kind, compassionate human beings who can function in the world as independent adults. In the early years, we’re often focused heavily on those “kind and compassionate” terms. Our goal then is to teach kids not to hit, bite, or pitch fits. You […]

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What to Do When Your Employer’s Retirement Plan Sucks

Maybe you are the person who eagerly devours benefit booklets and paperwork first thing when you get a new job. Or perhaps you’ve been at your office for 10+ years and you just realized that you should probably start saving for retirement. Regardless, at some point you are likely to be faced with the task […]

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My Experience With the Vanguard Advisory Services

This review of Vanguard Personal Advisor services is based on my actual experiences.  I migrated my spouse’s portfolio to Vanguard and considered using its advisor service to maintain that portfolio.  The portfolio was held at a large, full service broker and was being charged an annual fee of 1.5% of assets under management.  By comparison, […]

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27 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Bonus

Are you expecting a year-end bonus this year? Or maybe you know Grandma always gives cash for Christmas? Either way, you’ve got better things to do with that extra money than just blowing it all. Any time you get extra cash, it’s important to think about how it could help you get closer to your […]

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HSA vs. FSA: Which is Best for You?

Consumer-driven healthcare plans are becoming more common, even with large employers who pay for some or most of their employees’ healthcare costs. These health plans are the kind that allow consumers to make more of their medical spending decisions. They also place more of the onus of paying for those decisions on the consumer. While these […]

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How Trump’s Childcare Plan Will Affect You

With the high cost of child care in America, it’s no wonder that this was a major issue of concern in the election. During his campaign, Donald Trump released a fact sheet detailing his child care plan. Now that his presidency is solidified, let’s take a look at how the proposals in his plan work […]

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9 Things to Consider When Combining Finances

When it comes to personal finance, we all do things a little differently. After a few years, our money habits can become more like money rules, and staying open minded to new ways of handling our finances can be tough. Even the more flexible among us can still struggle with financial changes. Still, though managing […]

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