Monthly Archives: February 2013

It’s Not The 401(k)’s Fault

USA Today published a controversial column titled “401Ks are a disaster” by Duncan Black on February 5th of this year. The article has a lot of assertions in a tiny word count, and would take a lot of time to … Continue reading

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Required Reading About Healthcare

As a financial planner, I talk to people about saving up for emergencies, and having adequate insurance coverage.  There are situations where all the prudent planning in the world won’t help you.  We don’t talk about it much, because it’s … Continue reading

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Furnish Your Home Cheaply

Do you have the same problem I have – more apartment than stuff?  Do you want to fill it with somewhat inexpensive things of reasonable quality?  Are you disinclined to be squeamish about using a dead person’s stuff?* Then maybe … Continue reading

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Age Sixty-Five is the Deadline for Becoming Independently Wealthy?

The standard retirement age in the U.S. is age 65.  Most people see that as the date they should be ready to retire, but retirement has changed significantly over that past hundred years.  I think our expectations have changed from … Continue reading

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Cindy Says…

“It’s not the market that’s unstable, it’s Fox News.”

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Mortgage – Make Principal Payments, or Larger Retirement Contributions?

Nick Livers, Attorney at Hyden, Miron and Foster and friend-of-the-firm (check out his blog,) asks a great question: Great post, Abigail. [9 Year Mortgage – Some More Mortgage Payoff Thoughts, -ed.] I have acquaintances that ask me about this from time … Continue reading

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9 Year Mortgage – Some More Mortgage Payoff Thoughts

It turns out the post I made last September titled “9 Year Mortgage – Some Thoughts” has gotten a lot of attention.*  I’d like to write about a larger point that I didn’t make in that post, which really needs … Continue reading

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