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Now that you know enough about the Roth IRA to be dangerous (see last week's DailyWorth on the subject), you're done researching retirement plans. Whoa. Stop right there. The Roth IRA is just the tip of the retirement-fund iceberg. There are a...

Budget Busters

Congratulations, you've got a budget: $400 a month for groceries. $2,000 for rent or mortgage, and 15% of your take-home pay distributed across your six-month emergency savings fund, IRA and 401k. Wait ... nothing left over for savings? You have...

A Penny Saved, Part III

What you don't see, you won't spend. That's the idea behind an automated withdrawal system, which takes money out of your checking account every month and puts it into a savings account. You can create multiple savings accounts, one for a 6-month...

Recession Strategy: Take a Long Trip

Today's guest post is courtesy of DailyWorth reader Roxane Williams. My partner and I decided that 2009 would be a year for change. For years he's wanted to do an 800 mile hike in New Zealand. I've always wanted to take a year off. But, take a...

A Penny Saved

Expecting a refund check from the IRS? Most Americans do, and the average refund is over $2,000. Don't use it toward paying bills, buying a new wardrobe or a down payment for a new car or a house. Start an emergency fund. Financial planners think...

5 Ways to Grow Your 401k

It sure is hard to have faith in your 401k. It seems pointless to keep putting money into it every month when the total balance goes down. Plus it seems hopeless that you will ever have enough to retire. While the temptation is to stop...

Reconsider Your Market

Looking out for your bank account is a good thing. In negotiations, if you're struggling to earn what you think you are worth, reconsider who you're selling to. Mikelann Valterra, founder of the Women's Earning Institute, advises women to take...

Where Has All the Money Gone?

Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for not booking that Mexico trip this year, and for buying the 8 GB iPhone instead of the 16 GB iPhone. Then once you're done congratulating yourself, sit back and look at the bigger picture. Are you spending...

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