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11 Money Excuses to Stop Making in 2014

Mon Jan 06, 2014 04:04 EST

Wish you had a financial game plan tailored to your priorities, lifestyle, hopes and dreams? You can start with this sneak peek excerpt from "Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money," the new book from LearnVest C.E.O. and founder Alexa von Tobel, CFP. Available for preorder today, so you can be one of the very first .....

How We Increased One Family's 401(k) by Over $500,000

Tue Dec 31, 2013 01:18 EST

NerdWallet was recently featured on ABC's "Real Money," where we helped one family save over half a million dollars in retirement fees. How did we do it? We'll walk through how we evaluated the family's 401(k) and the recommendations we made. The question: Graeme is a chiropractor with Queen Anne Chiropractic Center, a small family business owned by Graeme's father. A few .....

Do You Need a Retirement Planner? Here Are Five Times You Might

Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:07 EST

If you think saving for retirement is hard, just wait until you get ready to retire. While it sounds like spending the money you've saved might be the easy part, it's far from it. The confounding factor of not knowing how long you'll live forces many retirees to walk the tricky line of spending frugally enough to last their lifetime, while .....

Why Are the Credit Scores Used by Auto Lenders Different -- and Unavailable?

Fri Nov 22, 2013 02:55 EST

I received the following question a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to write an article answering his question: John, last week I went to a car dealership to buy a new truck. I went on the test drive, really liked the truck and asked the dealer if they could get me a better interest rate than by credit union, .....

The Best Way to Shop for a Credit Card

Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:18 EST

Credit cards are evil, credit cards entice you to get into debt, and credit cards are just plain bad news. This is the message a small, but very vocal, minority of rabid consumer advocates would have you believe. Thankfully they're all wrong, as credit cards are a very safe and efficient way of transacting commerce while offering aggressive consumer fraud protections. Can credit .....
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