A financial cleanse?

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

An old dear friend of mine has an absolute fascination with the idea of “cleanses.” She’s constantly trying out juice cleanses and organic fruit cleanses and other such things, with the idea of clearing her body and mind of “toxins.” I’ll be the first to admit that I doubt the usefulness of juice cleanses and

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4 ways to save on taxes when you fund higher education

Founder &, Unique Financial Advisors, president, Ms, Ea, CFP™, and Vid Ponnapalli •
Kiplinger

Your children are in college. You are determined to pay for their education. It is a lot of money! You wonder if Uncle Sam helps you here — I mean, in the form of tax incentives. Well, in fact, he does. Thanks to the current laws, yes you could save on taxes when you pay

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How to live for today and still save for tomorrow

Deborah L. Meyer, Cpa,, WorthyNest Llc, CEO, and Cfp(R) •
Kiplinger

Recently, I attended the funeral of a friend. It got me thinking about life and death. Without getting too morbid or philosophical, let’s focus on a tangible financial question related to the circle of life: How do you live life to the fullest now, yet simultaneously save for the future? Maybe some examples will help.

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Eight frugal ways to ward off cabin fever

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar

Snowmen and hot cocoa are nice and all, but for many of us the novelty of the cold and snow begins to wear off shortly after Christmas and New Year’s Day. By the doldrums of mid-February, the cold, dreary weather takes its toll, isolating many of us in our own homes. And when it feels like

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