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How to Have the Fee Convo

Last week, we discussed the different types of financial advisers. Today: What should you ask your money pro first? Answer: You need to know what they’re charging you, so you can keep your investing costs low. Here are some common fee structures....

Save 1% More to Make a Fortune

Let’s say you’re about 40, and you make $75,000 a year. You’re reading DailyWorth, so you’re saving 10% of your income, yearly. Let’s also assume your boss gives you a 3% raise per year (thanks, Boss!), and you have $35,000 in retirement savings...

Co-Sign at Your Own Risk

Should you co-sign a loan or credit card for a friend or relative? I get this question a lot, especially since  the economic downturn has made it harder for people to obtain loans.   There are certainly situations where you might be inclined to go...

Benefits of a Ready-to-Own Business

There’s a reason that women make up more than 25% of franchise business owners. Buying a franchise is like starting your own company, but with less hassle. You’re working with an existing business model, using an established name, and getting...

Words You Should Know: Social Security Payroll Tax

Does it feel like your paycheck just got a little smaller? That’s because it did, by 2%. Thank the Social Security payroll tax. The Social Security payroll tax is one of the lines on your pay statement, and it is what it sounds like—a 12.4% tax...

The Happy Truth About Boxed Wines

Let’s imagine—hypothetically—that you like to drink wine. Not enough to slur your words, but a sufficient amount to keep dinner conversations slip-sliding along. You know, then, that vino adds up fast. But the hit isn’t as big if you buy boxed...

A Financial Planner Admits Her Money Mistakes

Today’s post is part of a new series called “Life by De$ign,” which explores non-traditional choices that women make in order to make their finances work. I’m a 33-year-old financial advisor, and you can call me Joanna. I invest and manage...

How to Own 2013—and Beyond

Ah, to bask in the glow of a new year, a fresh slate, and all of the optimism that comes with it. It’s a great thing to be human—we’re able to reflect on the past and consider the future. Grow. Evolve. Become (we hope) better and smarter. In that...

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