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Good news on U.S. savings bonds

Jan 4, 2012
Treasury says it will keep the current $20,000 annual maximum on savings bonds purchases.
Posted In: savings bonds, Savings, U.S. Treasury

What are you? A stock? A bond? Something else?

Jan 3, 2012
The uncertainty is unavoidable, but you can come to a more reasoned savings decision by starting from a different place than market history and investing insight. Forget about investing and asset allocation. Think about your job and your career instead. Are you a stock or a bond?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, college savings, Savings

A sad personal finance end to 2011

Dec 27, 2011
The U.S. Treasury unveiled today its online 76-year timeline for U.S. savings bonds. It's a fun look at an historic program. U.S. savings bonds rank among the great brand names in American finance.
Posted In: Savings, savings bonds

Taxes and budgeting go together

Dec 21, 2011
A budget is a good way to get control of our finances.
Posted In: Budgeting, budget, Taxes

Retirement and creative spending

Dec 19, 2011
We often forget how creative people are at coming up with solutions to problems. Retirement is no different. Many retirees find that they can make significant cuts in expenses without slashing their standard of living.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, spending

This holiday season, think outside the big box

Dec 16, 2011
"Buy Local" campaigns across the country have raised awareness about why it matters where we shop.
Posted In: local, spend, holiday shopping, Shop

Year-end tax tips

Dec 15, 2011
The holiday madness is upon us. But, between shopping and holiday party planning, taxpayers can still take steps to save on their 2011 taxes. There are a few last-minutes opportunities to consider by December 31.
Posted In: Taxes, income tax, capital gains, charitable contributions

Market timing is hard -- really hard

Dec 14, 2011
Lesson learned: Market timing gurus are hazardous to your wealth.
Posted In: stocks, market timing, Investing

Good reads

Dec 12, 2011
Here are some recent stories on a variety of personal finance subjects.
Posted In: Savings, Taxes, hospice, gift cards, financial advisor

Work ‘til you drop?

Dec 8, 2011
The catchphrase of the hour seems to be "Work 'til you drop." You know the refrain: Work is a social place. It provides a paycheck. An older worker with a job can delay drawing down savings and filing for Social Security. Yet working longer isn't for everyone -- far from it.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, Work

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Have you ever wondered why you can buy a whole rotisserie-cooked chicken at the grocery store cheaper than a pack of two frozen chicken breasts? Or why hotels give you a mending kit but no toothbrush? What does the YKK mean on all of your zippers? Who invented the foam finger? If you’re like us, you’ve got a lot of questions about the small, simple, brilliant and ubiquitous things in the world of business, and we want to help answer them for you.