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Tim Maurer
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Personal finance is more personal than it is finance
Personal finance is more personal than it is finance

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I had entirely too much fun this weekend, talking #SimpleMoney on the Today show. Pay more attention to personal economic indicators than national!

http://timmaurer.com/2016/04/25/simple-money-featured-on-the-today-show/

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Unfortunately, personal finance has been reduced to a short list of “Dos” and a long (long) list of “Don’ts” typically based on someone else’s priorities in life, not yours. But...

http://timmaurer.com/2016/03/01/simple-money-is-here/

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I had the distinct pleasure of speaking (a few times) at the #AICPAPFP conference, once on the topic of #behavioralfinance. What a blast!

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Today is the last day to join the #SimpleMoney Launch Team. For your willingness to provide an honest review of the book, we'll be happy to send you an advance copy--free!

http://timmaurer.com/simple-money-launch-team/

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This week, a bill was signed into law that stripped future retirees of tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits (potentially). That's unfortunate, but there is some good news: It's a lot simpler to file now.

http://timmaurer.com/2015/11/05/congress-eliminates-two-popular-and-profitable-social-security-claiming-strategies/

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I know you've heard this comment from a friend before: "It was TOTALLY WORTH IT!"  But worth is relative. Here's how to determine if a purchase is actually worth it for YOU:

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A friend of mine had a lifelong dream of opening up a coffee shop and was willing to put a highly successful career on the line to pursue it. Fortunately, he was presented with an amazing opportunity to test-drive his grass-is-greener ideal, and the results might surprise you and offer guidance that you can apply to your next big decision.

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Is recent stock market volatility bugging you?  Blend good investment management with good habits to counter.

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The market is going to do what the market is going to do regardless of our desires. New +CNBC post:

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The most compelling findings regarding financial decision-making are found not in spreadsheets, but in science. 
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