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What you need to know about taxes when selling your home:
Valerie H. says, “My mother has started thinking about selling her house and moving into a senior apartment. She purchased her California home over 20 years ago for $180,000 and now believes she could sell it for $550,000. Is there a legal way to cut the huge tax bill she would receive?”
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Want to get your family on board to cut utility bills this summer?
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What you need to know about usage-based car insurance:
I received a question from Gabrielle L. who says, “I love listening to your podcasts! Can I suggest a topic on how to save money on auto insurance? Many companies have usage-based technology or apps that reward safe drivers. I think this would be a great fit for Money Girl listeners.” T
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Cleaner house, fatter wallet: What’s not to love?
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What's the best way to save your your children's education?
I received a tweet from Shawn B. who says, “My wife and I are having a baby soon and we want to save for his education. Is an IRA or a 529 plan better for college savings?” Shawn, congratulations on your new arrival and thanks for your question! No matter if you’re saving money t
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Want to keep more of your hard-earned money? How to shrink your monthly bills:
Today's topic is about how to save money by reducing your utility bills. I'll share 10 ways to help you keep more of your hard-earned money. In the last show I discussed inflation. As prices rise, it's a good idea to compensate for these increases by reduci
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How getting fit can keep your wallet from slimming down:
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Do you have all the kinds of insurance you need?
This article is the fourth in our five-part series about taking charge of your finances. Today’s post is about insurance—which types to have and how much coverage is necessary to keep you protected. Click here to sign up for the free Money Girl Newsletter! Why You Need Insurance Witho
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Get these 7 things out of your wallet or purse now.
Have you ever thought about what would happen if your wallet or purse fell into the wrong hands? If you’re like most people, you’re carrying around a treasure trove of confidential information that could be used against you. Instead of putting yourself at risk for identity theft, purg
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What you need to know about mortgage points:
Low mortgage rates have been stealing the headlines lately. I recently wrote an article about how to qualify for a mortgage or a refinance because so many people have asked me about buying real estate or refinancing their existing home loan. An important part of shopping for a mortgage is to evaluat
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Make sure you have the documents you'd need in case of an emergency!
Since this week is Halloween, I thought I’d tackle the grisly topic of death and disaster. It’s a weird issue because you don’t have any need for money after you die (at least I don’t think you do), so you may not really care what happens to your earthly assets and liabilitie
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You might be ready to buy your dream home, but is your credit?
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Personal Finance Expert, Award-Winning Author, Host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast, Speaker, Spokesperson, Analyst for Bankrate Insurance, yellow dog lover
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I'm the author of an award-winning book, Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich (St. Martin's Press) and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast. I'm a speaker, financial literacy advocate, and spokesperson who's on a mission to help you live rich and love the journey!
Learn more about me at http://LauraDAdams.com
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