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How are families paying for college?
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Most people define their net worth in dollars. As a financial planner, I define net worth in time. Allow me to explain.
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You’ve heard this before, I know, and yet it remains as disturbing as ever. Health care costs, along with housing, are likely to be your biggest expenses in retirement. Boston-based  Fidelity Investments found that premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses could cost a 65-year-old…
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You need some expensive medical care yet don't have the insurance or money to pay for it. Should you use a medical credit card that's pitched at some doctors' offices?
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Are you and your spouse thinking about retiring early? Doing so can cost you, as a couple, an extra $17,000 a year in medical costs, according to a Fidelity Investments analysis.
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Cheering their new grads at college commencements this month, parents will likely give another hurrah: No more tuition! But there's another cost that might well linger on for parents of high school and college grads: the cellphone bill.
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Whether you're nearing the end of your working life or still several decades away, Americans all share the same financial fear: Will I have enough money to retire?
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The road to retirement may seem uncomfortably short, particularly if you're in your 50s and haven't saved much.
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Holiday travel these days is a Santa-sized hassle and it can be a real budget buster as well.
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This could very well be the year when the Grinch steals Christmas, at least in terms of the gift-giving intentions of some adults. According to a new poll from the personal finance website GoBankingRates.com, 40 percent of some 1,500 survey respondents say they won't be buying any holiday gifts…
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