Category: Financial Management

What You Need to Know About Enrolling in Medicare

Oct 09, 2015

A Medicare card is one of the best birthday gifts a 65-year-old could wish for. But for a growing number of baby boomers, signing up for this most prized of gift cards can be a bewildering and frustrating exercise — and too often a costly one. The enrollment rules and timelines are so confusing that […]

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Save Money Without Looking Like a Cheapskate

Oct 02, 2015

Doing anything to save a buck can backfire. The shoddy products you bought simply because they’re cheap probably won’t work well or last very long. Ultimately, that’s a waste of money. And holding up the checkout line while you search for the coupons you clipped this morning can earn some angry stares from fellow shoppers. […]

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Here’s What to Do If Your Credit or Debit Card Is Stolen

Sep 24, 2015

A criminal who gets your credit or debit card number can rack up big charges. If your credit card number is used fraudulently, you will have to get a new card with a new number, but at least the criminals aren’t spending your money. Legally, you’re responsible for no more than $50 in liability for […]

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How to Fix 3 Retirement-Savings Flaws

Sep 17, 2015

In its annual snapshot of retirement saving, investment giant Vanguard says more people are socking money away and doing it effectively with balanced, diversified target-date funds. But there’s room for improvement. Below, some savings shortcomings and how to fix them. Low savings rate. More than 60% of retirement plans that enroll workers automatically do so […]

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Surprising Reasons to Buy a Used Rental Car

Sep 11, 2015

What if we told you that you could buy a meticulously maintained, late-model used car for less than you’d pay at a dealership? Just one catch: You’ll be buying a vehicle that has spent its previous life as a rental car. Some see that as a deal-breaker. Who knows how many people drove it? And […]

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