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USA TODAY

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Apps

Five strategies to get the most Social Security

President Barack Obama wants to eliminate, as part of his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, aggressive Social Security claiming strategies “which …

Retirement

Warren Buffett: my perfect pension portfolio

Overlooked in his annual address, the ‘Sage of Omaha’ gave a guide to safely living off a pension pot. Richard Evans explains.<p>Retired savers who choose to avoid annuities and live off the income generated by their investments received help from an unlikely source last month: Warren Buffett, the …

Debts That Can Kill Your Retirement Plan

Charles Dickens understood budgeting quite well. In <i>David Copperfield</i>, the character Mr. Micawber notes:<p>“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”<p>You …

Using The Pareto Principle to Improve Your Finances

The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule or the law of the vital few, is an observation that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the …

Personal Finance

8 Retirement Questions A 50-Something Couple Needs To Answer

As an economist, MIT prof James Poterba can run a regression analysis and assume a can opener <i>(see footnote 1)</i> with the best of them. After all, he is president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the wonky organization that officially determines when U.S. recessions start and end. But …

21 Benefits of Owning Less

Minimalist living is countercultural. It is contrary to every advertisement we have ever seen because we live in a society that prides itself on the …

Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences

Could you spend a month and have bought nothing physical by the end of it?<p>The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself–even more important than “sneakers or shoes?”, “what’s for dinner tonight?”, or “should I stay or should I go?”–is the same one Aristotle asked about two and half thousand …

Beware college financial aid letters

If you want to see what’s wrong with many financial aid letters today, check out the one that Georgia Institute of Technology has so helpfully posted …