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Do college students need renter’s insurance? Find out. 
When I went off to college, the last thing my parents or I considered was renters insurance. But since then, I’ve learned the surprising amount of protection these inexpensive policies offer. In this episode I’ll tell you what renters insurance covers and whether students really need it.
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IRA contribution deadlines and who can make them.
A traditional IRA, which stands for Individual Retirement Arrangement, is a terrific savings vehicle. It allows you to build a retirement nest egg and reduce the amount of tax you have to pay in the current year. A secure retirement and tax savings—sign me up! Just about everyone can contrib
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Ideas to put on your financial bucket list.
Perfect credit score? Owning your home free and clear? What's on your financial
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5 tips you can "take to the bank—together."
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Tax updates you need to know. 
Your tax bracket may be different if your income outpaced or lagged inflation.
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Laura D. Adams is a personal finance expert, award-winning author, podcaster, and speaker who's helped millions understand money and live richer lives.
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Here are the pros and cons of getting a reverse mortgage. 
Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1987 that created a brand new type of loan called the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), which is known as a reverse mortgage. Even though it’s been around for almost three decades, many people aren’t familiar with it and don’t understand how it w
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What private mortgage insurance is and how to avoid paying it:
If you’re buying a home or refinancing your mortgage, the last thing you want to hear is that the lender is tacking on an additional fee, called private mortgage insurance or PMI, to your monthly payment. In this post I’ll explain what private mortgage insurance is and how to avoid payi
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If you’re new to Obamacare, here’s what you need to know about the healthcare tax penalty:
Whenever I talk to friends or the media about the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, the one aspect of the law that I often receive questions about is the penalty for not having health insurance. It applies across the board to just about every American. In this episode I’ll cover what y
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Wondering how reverse mortgages work? Here's what you need to know:
Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1987 that created a brand new type of loan called the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), which is known as a reverse mortgage. Even though it’s been around for almost three decades, many people aren’t familiar with it and don’t understand how it w
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What you need to know about EMV chip credit cards: 
If you have credit cards, you’ve probably been receiving new ones in the mail that look different than the old ones. The reason for the makeover is that there’s a major change rolling out this year that requires every customer’s card to have it’s own embedded microchip. In
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Wish your taxes were less painful?
You can’t avoid taxes, but there are many ways to legally pay less so you keep more of your hard-earned money. In this post, I’ll answer some common and not-so-common questions about taxes from Money Girl readers, podcast listeners, Twitter followers, and private Facebook group members.
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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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