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The key to homeownership

May 30, 2012
Taken altogether, housing market indicators suggest the collapse is over.
Posted In: home, rent, home ownership
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Renting vs. owning

May 23, 2012
An underappreciated factor behind the recent gains in the housing market is higher rents.
Posted In: rent, homeownership, Housing
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Family health-care costs breach $20,000

May 21, 2012
For the first time, the total bill for the typical family of four with an employer-sponsored health-care plan (a preferred provider plan with co-pays and deductibles) breached $20,000 in 2012.
Posted In: health care insurance, medical expenses, family finances
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Protecting your portfolio from inflation

May 18, 2012
What's the best way to hedge against the risk of higher inflation rates? The timing is murky, but it's a prudent bet to anticipate a resurgence in inflation.
Posted In: inflation, Investing, inflation hedges
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A 'natural rate' of homeownership

May 15, 2012
At 65.4 percent, we may be closing in on a "natural rate" of homeownership for the economy and society.
Posted In: home, homeownership, homeownership rate, rent
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Investing lessons from the Great Recession

May 11, 2012
It's striking how well the old rules for managing money hold up. We forget that these insights were forged during scary times, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Inflation of the 1970s.
Posted In: Investing, diversification, dollar cost averaging
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Remember, older entrepreneurs start companies, too

May 11, 2012
The U.S. could be on the "cusp of an entrepreneurship boom -- not in spite of an aging population but because of it."
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, baby boomers
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High fees erode retirement savings

May 10, 2012
Fees matter. Financial companies love to talk about compounding returns. But fees compound too.
Posted In: retirement savings, 403(b), fees
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A startling health-care bill

May 9, 2012
The mutual fund giant Fidelity calculates that a 65-year-old couple retiring in 2012 will need around $240,000 to cover medical expenses through their retirement. Ouch!
Posted In: health care, medical expenses, Retirement, retirement savings
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Unforeseen retirement expenses

May 7, 2012
When estimating expenses in retirement, it's good to think about family and friends, as well as the mortgage, utilities, food, clothes, and other financial-planning staples.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, budget, expenses

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Host Tess Vigeland and the Marketplace Money team present Making Money, a blog about personal finance, the economy, and the making of our weekly radio show. Visit our show page, listen to the latest episode, or subscribe to the podcast. Plus, find answers to your personal finance questions on topics from saving for retirement to bankruptcy in the Getting Personal blog.

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