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Reverse mortgages are gaining in popularity, as many senior citizens stretch for creative ways to maintain their living standards in an era of near zero interest rates on savings instruments. There’s ... Read More about Reverse Mortgages – The Good and the Bad
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Several year ago I was leaving for work in the morning and noticed I had left my Christmas lights on all night. It was still dark out when I left for work, so there was no missing the lights. I ... Read More about Do You Leave Your Christmas Lights On All Night? How You Can Save Money on Your Christmas Light Display
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I have long advocated having financial conversations with your kids. It's important to give your kids an idea of how to appropriately manage money, and talk to them about how you handle your finances ... Read More about Are You Having Financial Conversations with Your Kids?
I think that paying movers just might be worth the cost. My recent cross-country move involved full-service movers, and it's been awesome. This isn't our first cross-country rodeo; it's our third. ... Read More about Is It Worth It To Pay Movers?