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  Every year, the IRS evaluates inflation and other items and decides how much savers can sock away in tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Coming in 2015, there will be higher limits for 401(k) accounts, and the income level for IRA phaseouts will also increase.* This means you have the chance to put away more for retirement, […]

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As an avid reader, I’m always on the lookout for good deals on books and e-books, whether or not I really need any more. While there are thousands of free book titles on Amazon for Kindle (or on Google Play or Barnes & Noble), they’re not usually the ones you’d find on the bestseller list. […]

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If you haven’t already heard, the newest feature from tech giant Apple is a cash- and card-less payment system aimed at revolutionizing the way you shop. It’s called ApplePay. The concept itself isn’t new; other companies have been offering versions of a mobile wallet for several years. The fact that we haven’t seen a massive […]

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Should You Stop Carrying Cash?

by Jessica Sommerfield · 37 comments

Welcome to the age of electronic fund transfers, debit and credit cards, and online banking. Carrying actual cash in your wallet is now optional, while paying with plastic has become the convenient choice. A recent survey from Bankrate indicated that 9% of Americans carry no cash at all. Of those who do carry it, the […]

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Not too long ago, CNN Money reported on an international assessment of teenagers and financial literacy. The test, which was administered to 15-year-old students in 18 countries, ranked the United States in the middle. The top results went to Chinese students, with students in Belgium, Estonia, New Zealand, and Australia also scoring quite well. In […]

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When my husband and I were looking for homes seven years ago, the real estate agent told us over and over again that we were making an “investment.” Even at the time, I was skeptical of these claims. I couldn’t see how, when we’d be paying $500 more per month (over rent), plus taxes, maintenance, […]

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