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Putting your trust in trusts

the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

What is a trust? Essentially, it is an arrangement whereby you give assets to a legal entity (the trust) created in a separate agreement to be administered by an individual or institutional trustee for a beneficiary, who may be yourself or some other person. Well-written trusts can save time, money, and hassles by steering assets

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31 days to financial independence: Trimming your spending – insurance

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

We continued looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that category. Here’s the “average American family budget” that we’re looking at: Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602 Insurance (including things like pensions) –

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Top ten financial planning mistakes

Shanna Tingom, Heritage Financial Strategies, AAMS®, and Co-Founder •
Kiplinger

My clients often ask what they can do today to avoid financial challenges in the future. They might find themselves with extra income after paying off debt, have a dream to buy a home or need a retirement plan, and they’re not sure where to start. If this sounds like you, keep reading so you

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