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Debt Diet Part II: Is Debt Settlement for You?

This post is a follow up to "Debt Diet, Part I."Gerri Detweiler and Mary Reed are co-authors of "Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights." They also answer debt questions at DebtCollectionAnswers.com. Debt...

Decide When to Refinance

  Q: How do I decide whether it makes sense to refinance my mortgage at a lower interest rate?In this example, imagine that you're refinancing a $160,000, 30-year fixed mortgage that is currently at 6.5%, into a 30-year fixed at 5.5%. Your current...

Target Date Mutual Funds

A recent study found that most investors who have target date mutual funds don't understand how they work. What makes this discovery sort of funny—but not in a good way—is that the point of target date funds (TDFs) is that they were supposed to...

Join Save UP! DailyWorth's 2010 Saving Challenge

Ready, set ... JOIN Save UP! on DailyWorth, a year-long, savings initiative that will help every DailyWorth member build her net worth. You now have thousands of women (all of us)—your built-in cheering squad and advisory board as you save (and...

Investing 101: Why, What, and How

Before you figure out how you should invest, it's important to understand why you should invest to begin with and what your investment options are. The more information you have, the better position you’re in to decide how you want to answer the...

The 529 Plan = Smart College Savings

A private college education could cost more than $400,000 in 18 years. 529 plans are federal tax-free savings funds specifically designed to help you save for your kids' college expenses. Some parents open a 529 plan when their child is born. If...

Obama and Your 401k

President Obama’s administration has been very proactive in dealing with our economic crisis. One area is our 401k. While I do not necessarily agree with some of their actions - because I think touching your 401k or IRA money is the last place you...

You're Stock-Savvy, After All

Are you managing your investments, or merely hoping your portfolio manager/father/husband/boyfriend has your best interests in mind? Turns out, you might be the best one for the job.   Several studies have shown than women are consistently better...

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