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How to cut through the confusion & build your perfect portfolio:
A Facebook follower named Murray H. says: “Loved your book, Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich! Your simple approach to money matters turned my life around. Can you help me understand which mutual funds to buy if I want to retire in 25 years?” As you plan for retirement, pic
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How to navigate the financially challenging career and parenting years:
Kim Palmer is a personal finance writer and author who was the senior money editor at US News & World Report for nine years. When she became a mom, she realized that she'd need to approach her finances and money habits in a completely new way. In this interview we talk about her most recent
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“Debit or credit?” Do you know the right answer?
You’re in line at the grocery store or shopping for a gift online. What type of payment should you use, a debit or credit card? Here are 5 reasons why I recommend the responsible use of a rewards credit card for the majority of your purchases: Reason #1: Fraud protection Many people don&rsq
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If you got a tax refund, try to avoid buying these 5 things.
The average tax refund currently hovers at $3,000. Here’s where not to spend it.
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Find out how you can invest your money for higher returns.
In order to reach big financial goals—like having enough for a comfortable retirement—you’ve got to invest money on a regular basis as early as possible. But investing also means that you could possibly lose money. The potential for investment risk creates a tension that keeps man
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Did you know you have an extra 3 days to file your taxes this year?
You'll have an extra weekend to get your taxes in order.
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How to quit saying you’ll do it later:
Find out how easy investing can be at Betterment! Open up an account with $250 or more and you’ll receive a $25 bonus when you use the URL: Betterment.com/moneygirl If you’re like many people, you have really good intentions when it comes to managing your money—but you j
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What entrepreneurs should think about before starting a business:
Oliver C., a student at the University of Southern California, asks: “I’ve been listening to your podcast for a few weeks now and have to say thank you for all the information you are sharing. I especially liked a recent episode, 6 Risky Situations When You Should Avoid Using a Deb
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Great news! The 11th Annual Podcast Awards are coming - please nominate Money Girl for best Business show to help new listeners discover it.
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10 products that everyone needs in order to create financial security, make more money, and manage your money the best way possible:
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Here are the pros and cons of 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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Stocks and mutual funds aren't your only options.
Feeling jerked around by the stock market’s ups and downs? When the volatility or complexity of the market causes you to shy away, remember that there are other smart ways to invest money besides stocks and mutual funds. After all, no one amasses wealth by sticking money in a mutual fund wit
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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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