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Payoff Mortgage Early?

Jan 18, 2008
Question: I plan to retire most likely sometime next year. I have a 30 year fixed at about 6.5%. I'm 5 years into the payments. If I have the...
Posted In: Housing
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Kids and Investing

Jan 18, 2008
Question: I started savings accounts for all three of my kids after they were born, putting a small amount of money from my paycheck into their...
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Taxes and the Ex-dividend Date

Jan 16, 2008
Question: When selling a stock or bond mutual fund, is it better to: Wait a few days to the Ex-Dividend date, receive the dividend and sell at the...
Posted In: Taxes
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Budgeting

Jan 15, 2008
Question: I will finish my Ph.D. in June 2008 in business. Because my income over the past five years has been variable (from unpredictable...
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Financial Information Over the Phone

Jan 14, 2008
Question: I got a personal call from my bank the other day: they lowered their interests rates and could give me a home equity loan for 7.5% ... as...
Posted In: banking
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Trading Stocks and Taxes

Jan 11, 2008
Question: I'm a weekly listener via podcasts and thank you for all the good advice. So the question: My co-worker mentioned that I could trade my...
Posted In: Investing, Taxes
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IRA or Vacation?

Jan 10, 2008
Question: Ten years ago, I left my previous employer with a 401K worth $2,500 and invested the money in an IRA. Its value at the time of this e...
Posted In: retirement savings
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Student Loans

Jan 9, 2008
Question: A few weeks ago you advised a woman with a college-age daughter that there was not a big advantage to paying off her student loan early....
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How Safe Are Money Market Funds?

Jan 8, 2008
Question: In the past few years of following the financial news and your program, I've come to see the Money Market fund as a stable place for...
Posted In: banking, Investing
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Retiring in Europe

Jan 7, 2008
Question: My wife and I are 60 and plan to retire at 62. My question is this: We're considering selling our home upon retirement and basically...
Posted In: Retirement

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