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3 ways to invest like a millionaire

Kiplinger.com, Contributing Writer, and Dan Burrows •
Kiplinger

Most millionaires aren’t born rich. During his three decades researching the wealthy, Thomas J. Stanley, co-author of “The Millionaire Next Door,” consistently found that between 80% and 85% of all millionaires are self-made. Some earned their fortunes through hard work; others, by saving aggressively. Many amassed wealth by investing wisely. Indeed, a study by Spectrem

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Debunking the top 5 retire-myths

ChFC, president, Swofford Financial, PhD, Clu, and Ali Swofford •
Kiplinger

After 35 or 40 years of paychecks, you might be counting the days before you can leave your job for good. However, your idea of what lies ahead in retirement years may be far different from reality. You need to be prepared for the fact that life as a retiree may not follow the script

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7 smart personal finance moves for military personnel before deployment

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

You and your family already have enough on your mind when you are preparing for deployment. You don’t want to worry about financial issues, too. Fortunately, you do have access to some special programs while deployed that can help your finances long after you return. Your paychecks grow when you receive tax-free income in a

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Protect yourself from identity theft when traveling

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Do I need to let my bank and credit card company know before I leave for vacation? What else should I do to protect my identity when I’m traveling? It’s a good idea to notify your bank and credit card issuer before you travel. Many financial institutions have increased efforts to protect against fraud, and

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