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Bankrate

Social Security: Rewards For Waiting

By Jennie L. Phipps for Bankrate.com Nearly half of the people eligible for Social Security claim it at 62, which for those reaching eligibility age today cuts their benefits by 25 percent... Read >>

Joe Young

What Are REITs? A Quick Introduction

In short, REITs are investment vehicles that fall under the “make/model” of real estate. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) involve direct investment in real estate, without the... Read >>

NerdWallet

5 Frequent Small Business Tax Mistakes to Avoid

By Steve Nicastro for NerdWallet We all make mistakes from time to time, whether it’s rolling through a stop sign, forgetting an anniversary or leaving the wallet at the gym. But some mistakes... Read >>

Bankrate

5 Big Bills You Can Cut Fast

By Leslie Geary for Bankrate.com As the economy continues its slow recovery, Americans are looking for quick ways to cut their expenses and hold on to more cash. Fortunately, there are plenty... Read >>

Benzinga

12 Money Myths Just Debunked By Experts

Rebecca Sheppard, Benzinga Staff Writer Day traders, casual investors and even those looking to diversify their retirement portfolios are subject to a number of money myths lurking beneath the... Read >>

Bankrate

Last Minute Retirement Planning Strategies

By Brian Perry for Bankrate.com In a perfect world, everyone would follow a consistent saving and investing plan, allowing them to retire with the same lifestyle they enjoyed during their... Read >>

NerdWallet

Are Whole Life Insurance Rates Worth the Tax Advantage?

By Maxime Rieman for NerdWallet You may know that life insurance is an invaluable tool in making sure that your spouse and children are taken care of in case tragedy strikes. What you may not... Read >>

NerdWallet

3 Fast Ways to Improve Your Credit Utilization Ratio

By Lindsay Konsko for NerdWallet One of the best ways to improve your credit score quickly is to lower your credit utilization ratio. Decreasing the amount you owe on your credit cards... Read >>

Joe Young

Medicare Changes For 2015

Open Enrollment for Medicare is underway, having begun October 15 and set to end December 7. In case the 152 page M edicare.gov 2015 Medicare handbook is daunting , a more condensed overview of... Read >>

NerdWallet

Go Ahead, Buy That Stock

By Brian McCann , a financial advisor on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor . I participate in a variety of forums with other advisors. Occasionally there is a question, “Should I buy the stock of... Read >>

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