This couple’s formula for financial success: Be flexible

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Then: Breighanne and Devon Eggert appeared in our December 2007 issue, when they were recent law-school graduates with $350,000 in student loans. They both landed jobs at Chicago law firms that paid well, and they continued to live like students, devoting more than half of their take-home pay to loan payments. Their plan was to

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5 financial roadblocks to a secure retirement

RFC, Founder, Scott M. Dougan, president, Inc., Investment Adviser, and Global Plains Advisory Group •
Kiplinger

Everyone considers, at one time or another, what it would be like to know the future–optimistic that knowing would enable them to make good decisions and avoid common pitfalls along the way. In retirement planning, this is especially true. Preparing for these possible eventualities is the next best thing. The following outlines five common roadblocks

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9 lessons the Great Depression taught us about money

Paul Michael and Wisebread.com •
Kiplinger

Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn of the 20th Century. Unemployment went as high as 25% in the U.S., over 5,000 banks failed, and hundreds of thousands of Americans became homeless. Extreme situations call for extreme measures, and that’s when everyone looked at ways to cut

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