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4 tips for a budget-friendly, “plan b” getaway

Jessica Sommerfield •
MoneyNing
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As our anniversary date approached this year, my husband and I started discussing ways to celebrate. Our initial idea would cost several hundred dollars before even getting to what we’d likely spend on meals, souvenirs, and miscellaneous expenses. Although we had some savings set aside, we decided we didn’t feel comfortable spending that much on

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Stop pushing my buttons! Family tensions can prevent forward planning

Cima, Katherine W. Dean, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Family Dynamics, CFP, and National Director •
Kiplinger
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Oftentimes it seems family members can push our buttons in ways that no one else can. The fact that we are generally more emotionally reactive to our families than anyone else makes it challenging to function well within our families. The emotion inherent within family relationships creates a dynamic tension between our desire to belong

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How to deal with huge medical bills

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar
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A report from the American Journal of Medicine shared some sad statistics about the state of American medical care and medical bankruptcies: A 2009 study revealed that 62.1% of U.S. bankruptcies had a medical cause that year. That figure is in stark contrast to 1981, when only 8% of bankruptcies listed medical debt as a root

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