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Bankrate

What If Your Tax Refund Is Wrong?

4/23/2014, 8:56 am from Bankrate in Personal Finance, Taxes, Banking and Loans, Basics

By Kay Bell for Bankrate.com Most of us get refunds at tax time. And most of the time, those refunds are just what we had been eagerly awaiting. But occasionally, the amount on an Internal… Read More

NerdWallet

Should I Open a myRA account?

4/22/2014, 8:24 am from NerdWallet in Personal Finance, Retirement, Basics, Earnings

If you've heard of President Obama's plan to encourage more Americans to save for retirement, you may be wondering if you should hop on board and open one of the new government-sponsored… Read More

Joe Young

Retirement at 50 - Not Just for the Financial Overachiever

4/16/2014, 10:18 am from Joe Young in Personal Finance, Retirement, Banking and Loans, Basics

Often times, when talking to people over 50 years old, it can seem like their primary reason for working is to one day be able to retire. Many 50+ year olds have achieved most of their financial… Read More

NerdWallet

Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Your Finances

4/16/2014, 8:45 am from NerdWallet in Investing, Basics, Banking and Loans, Travel and Lifestyle

Jim and Janet were beyond frustrated when they first came to see me. They were not happy, and money was the reason. Janet’s first comment to me was one I’ve heard dozens of times, “I don’t get… Read More

Bankrate

How To Deal With A Shady Debt Collector

4/15/2014, 9:06 am from Bankrate in Personal Finance, Credit and Debt, Banking and Loans, Basics

By Justin Harelik for Bankrate.com Q: Dear Bankruptcy Adviser, I have a company threatening me with a bench warrant. I believe it is from a payday loan I got a long time ago. They call me… Read More

Bankrate

Americans Fear Financial Education

4/14/2014, 9:01 am from Bankrate in Personal Finance, Banking and Loans, Basics, Travel and Lifestyle

By David McMillin for Bankrate.com Feel overwhelmed by the dollar signs and percentage figures of the finance world? You're not alone. A new survey from Genworth Financial shows that less… Read More

Bart Brooks

Compare Credit Unions: Do Your Research Here

4/11/2014, 10:18 am from Bart Brooks in Personal Finance, Banking and Loans, Basics, Credit and Debt

Tired of the cold, impersonal approach often found at big banks? Longing for a more human touch and a sense of greater connectivity with your community? You may want to consider using a credit… Read More

Money Crashers

Can't Pay Your Taxes on Time? Here's What To Do

4/11/2014, 9:01 am from Money Crashers in Personal Finance, Taxes, Banking and Loans, Basics

Tax season is almost over, and though you surely do not enjoy going through the process of filing, it's nothing more than a minor inconvenience if you are poised to receive a nice tax refund… Read More

Money Crashers

8 Tips for Filing an Audit-Proof Tax Return

4/10/2014, 1:24 pm from Money Crashers in Personal Finance, Taxes, Banking and Loans, Basics

Tax season is now upon us, and every American's goal - other than getting the highest refund possible - should be to make sure that the season actually ends on April 15. There aren't many… Read More

Joe Young

Retirement By the Numbers

4/9/2014, 9:20 am from Joe Young in Personal Finance, Retirement, Basics, Travel and Lifestyle

When it comes to retirement planning, one of the most frustrating aspects of the process is trying to predict what societal and economic conditions will be decades in the future. Generally… Read More

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