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Carnival of Financial Planning No. 254

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Best Articles this Week from Finance Blogs Carnival of Financial Planning - Money Management Edition #254 - September 14, 2012 Welcome to the September 14, 2023 Money Management Edition #254 of the Carnival of Financial Planning. This edition is arranged by subject heading, so that you can browse

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Life Insurance for Working Women

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I’m not sure why, but my wife and I have never really talked about needing life insurance for her. Of course she reminded me year after year that I needed to get life insurance in case I died, something I finally did last year. But what about

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Redefining Retirement

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I think it’s apparent to most that retirement has been redefined, and is continuing to be redefined every generation. Depending on who is doing the redefining - the worker or their boss - you will see two vastly different pictures of what retirement means. If you poke

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Transitioning to Blue Collar Work

I’ve had a big change in my work schedule which has caused me to become less visible around the web, so I thought I’d update y’all on why. I recently had an opportunity to take a voluntary leave of absence from my desk job and work on

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Be Wary of Corporate Personal Finance Advice

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I think it goes without saying that we should always be mindful of who is paying the money to get their message in our ears or eyeballs, and online personal finance is no exception. Recently I read a post on a major corporate-owned personal finance blog written

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Auditing Your Emergency Food Stash

Food Insurance

Let’s talk about your emergency food stash. You do have an emergency food supply for your home, right? I’m not talking about hoarding buckets of grain in your basement in anticipation of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. I’m just talking about taking that extra step to have a

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How to Get Ahead of Your Credit Card Statement

One challenging aspect of personal finance and taking charge of your money is that many of your bills operate on different billing cycles, rarely coinciding with a monthly calendar. My guess is that they do this intentionally to get you out of sync with your paychecks, which

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