Bucket List: A Bucket for the Unknown
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I opened my freezer and found, to my horror, my ice cream had turned to mush. Why? My refrigerator and freezer were broken. The expense for a new refrigerator was around $700. How could I have seen that expense coming?

Helping New Graduates Get a Financial Life
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Matthew Illian says young adults should read one personal finance book a year to expand their financial literacy. See what books we would recommend.

5 Easy Ways To Save
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This kitten is frugal. Be more like this kitten.

Financial Advice for Recent College Graduates
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Financial advice for college graduates is easy. Graduates street smart enough to take the advice is rare.

Essential Financial Advice for College Graduates
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As the wife of a 2013 college graduate and a 2012 college graduate myself, I can boldly say this was the most helpful advice given to me.

The Dangers of Automated Payments
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This kitten knows how much she spends. Be more like this kitten.

How to Save for College
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These kittens have college savings plans. Be more like these kittens.

Getting Started with Financial Planning: Step One
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This kitten lives below her means. Be more like this kitten.

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career
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And “The Top 6 Communication Skills That Will Get You Promoted”

Can ‘True Love’ Survive Student Loans and Lack of Employment?
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Such a well-intentioned program which steals our youth, our love, our happiness, our faith and our self-esteem.

Youth Vote May Support More Economic Freedom
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In 2008 Obama captured 66% of the youth vote. But unlike the liberal ideological baby boom generation, millennials are more pragmatic. Support for Obama among the 18- to 29-year-old age group has dropped to 48%.

One Income: The Fiscal Challenges for Stay-At-Home Moms and Dads
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Financial planning means supporting the goals of stay-at-home parents to be with their children.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage Exercise 5
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My wife and I have six of our eight grandparents who are living well into their 80s and 90s.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage Exercise 4
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Many people turn to religion when defining these shared values.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage
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Couples that fail to prepare for a shared money maturity will likely experience longer and sharper growing pains. Here are several things to talk about before tying the knot.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage Exercise 3
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I highly recommend that you plan to live on one salary for the first several years. This is a challenge that too few couples accept.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage Exercise 2
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Begin by reflecting on this question: “Imagine you are financially secure, that you have enough money to take care of your needs, now and in the future.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage Exercise 1
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Couples that fail to prepare for a shared money maturity will likely experience longer and sharper growing pains.

Mailbag: Is There a Certain Roth You Recommend?
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I’m in my 20s and I’m just getting started in the working world.I’m also looking at a Roth IRA. Is there a certain Roth you recommend?

Mailbag: Which of these 401k investment choices do you recommend?
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I’m in my 20s and I’m just getting started in the working world. Which of the attached 401k investment choices do you recommend?

Mailbag: Which investments should I fund first?
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I’m in my 20s and I’m just getting started in the working world. I would love to start funding my Roth and 401K, but I have no idea where to begin!

Getting Started With Investing
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There isn’t a better time to invest than today. Getting started can be intimidating, but these simple steps will help you through your first few years of investing.

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