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Don’t let debt destroy your retirement plans

CSA®, Founder, Blackston Financial Advisory Group, David Blackston, RFC®, and CEP® •
Kiplinger

People come to my office expecting to talk about making and saving money. But more and more lately, the conversations we have are about their need to get out of debt. I’m starting to see a trend of retirees, people in their early 60s and even mid-70s, who are in debt up to their eyeballs.

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Business credit score basics

John Ulzheimer •
The Simple Dollar

If you’re a business owner, especially a small business owner, there are likely many concerns that occupy your mind on a day-to-day basis. Business owners wear many hats, so you may be used to handling payroll, figuring out your taxes, managing employees, dealing with customers, fussing with inventory, and a host of other daily activities. However,

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High protein, low budget

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Daniel writes in with one of those reader mailbag questions that had an answer that kept growing and growing and growing until it became clear that it deserved an article of its own. Here’s the question: Hi! Struggling a bit with changing around my food budget and thought you might help. I have a “side

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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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One little square

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Quite often, big financial changes (or other life changes) can feel absolutely overwhelming or even impossible. When you have debt that’s bigger than your salary, it can just feel like this mountain that you’ll never overcome. When you read about the retirement savings that you should have in order to be able to retire, it

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Millennials post-college: How to survive the costs

Wintrust

There is a misconception about newly-graduated millennials. The older generations would argue that millennials are having the time of their lives: living with little to no care, going to parties every night and eating delicious, unhealthy food. Though that may be true for some, the reality for most can be stark. For most millennials post

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