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Tax Refund Allocation Dilemma

Meet TRAD What is TRAD? TRAD is the Tax Refund Allocation Dilemma, and it's a hazard this time of year. Here's one reader's puzzle: Q: I'm getting about $1,200 back for my tax refund. There are three things that I would like to do. What is the...

Debt Diet Part III, Time to File Bankruptcy?

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

The Save-to-Spend Budget

If you'd like to become an avid saver, and/or if you scored in the lower range on our budget quiz, try this Save-to-Spend plan. While most budgets are designed to control spending, this one is designed to expand your saving. And...

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...

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