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I have been fascinated by the Mr. Money Mustache blog -- he offers so many great financial tips! -- so I interviewed the writer. He retired at 30. He and his wife and child live on about $25,000 a year. They are loving life. I really enjoyed doing this piece.
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Having a written retirement plan does wonders for your retirement outlook and confidence level. My story on MarketWatch today looks at how to get started on your plan:
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The gap between what you can earn on your savings vs. what you'll pay for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is the highest it's been in two years. In other words, banks are charging more for you to borrow, and they're still paying nothing for you to save. My story on MarketWatch:
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For those who are completely stuck when it comes to saving for retirement, here's a 5-step plan to get moving. My story on MarketWatch:
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There are plenty of challenges facing older job seekers, but 43% of people aged 50+ who looked for a job in past five years said they experienced high demand for their skills: 
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For reasons ranging from technological changes to sheer survival, these five businesses have cut over 50,000 jobs this year between them.

#economy   #jobs  
For reasons ranging from technological changes to sheer survival, these five businesses have cut over 50,000 jobs this year between them.
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For retirees and near-retirees, deciding whether to convert to a Roth is not about age but when you will need the money, say Robert Powell at MarketWatch:
 
Roth IRAs: To convert or not to convert? - (Age not be best way to examine the question.) http://on.mktw.net/1f7xC8j via @MarketWatch
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Among many other personal-finance tasks, you also need to keep an eye on your bank. Good story on what to watch out for; includes this on those overdraft-protection programs: "More than half of [bank customers] who had incurred an overdraft fee in the past year did not realize they had opted in to the program."
 
Your bank may not be on your side. Discover the common ways financial institutions may be fleecing their customers.

#banking   #personalfinance   #fees  
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Great insights here for people near retirement and wondering how to start withdrawing from their retirement savings. (Written by a different Andrea; not me.)
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Dr. Wade Pfau did some interesting analysis of systemic withdrawals v. other retirement income generators under both favorable and unfavorable scenarios. Article written by Steve Vernon: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505146_162-57607316/choose-the-best-ways-to-generate-retirement-income/
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Retirement can stress a relationship. Good story on MarketWatch on how to avoid problems: 
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Job seekers should ignore the job ads. My story on MarketWatch: 
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Have her in circles
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PENN ROSS's profile photo
Greg Carpenter's profile photo
Lauren Rudser's profile photo
Katie Burke's profile photo
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    Freelance Writer/Editor, 2012 - present
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    Personal Finance Editor, 2002 - 2012
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