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Reader Mailbag: My Favorite Podcasts

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Icebreaker game 2. Sell inherited gold coins 3. Time to upgrade car? 4. Angry future in-laws 5. The “bank of dad” question 6. Self-employment taxes 7. …

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Reader Mailbag: Happy Halloween

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Wedding gift conundrum 2. Cheap and healthy lunches 3. Refund concerns 4. Prayer and personal finance 5. Unsure about next investment steps 6. Child’s expensive birthday …

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Reader Mailbag: Home Project Weekend

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Using the company car 2. What constitutes an emergency? 3. Robert Kiyosaki and Suze Orman 4. Higher interest on savings accounts 5. Getting lower credit card …

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Reader Mailbag: Children and Careers

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Starting a school 2. Note-taking software 3. Tips for cheap golf 4. Why worry about credit score? 5. Career crossroads 6. Weak will 7. Inheritance and …

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Reader Mailbag: Leaves

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Battling underemployment and debt 2. Happy medium 3. A slow inheritance 4. Employer tuition reimbursement 5. Impatience 6. Daily free exercise routine? 7. Social Security for …

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Reader Mailbag: Estate Auctions

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Media mail question 2. Money and teenage son 3. Loan payoff and emotional crisis 4. Rich Dad? 5. Figuring out savings goals 6. Too many goals …

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Reader Mailbag: Never Burn Bridges

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Determining credit damage to minor 2. Unemployed with kids 3. Helping fix a credit score 4. Stupid ATM charges 5. Taxes on savings bonds 6. Millionaire …

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Reader Mailbag: Writing Ebooks

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Funding child’s health insurance 2. International travel currency concerns 3. Smartphones at a discount? 4. Credit card diversity? 5. Figuring out multiple bank accounts 6. Returning …

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Reader Mailbag: Computer Upgrade

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Retirement vs. long term savings 2. Chess set for beginner? 3. What comes after emergency savings? 4. Long shot dreams? 5. Size of emergency fund 6. …

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Reader Mailbag: Family Visits

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Car upgrade question 2. Two dollar bills 3. Homeschooling costs 4. Rewarding academic excellence 5. Preparing for coming child 6. Leaving behind a family heirloom 7. …

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Reader Mailbag: Building New Relationships in the Community

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Traditional or Roth 401(k)? 2. Anticipation with letdown 3. Invest or pay off debt? 4. Weird allowance problem 5. Which loan first? 6. Online spending habits …

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Reader Mailbag: Sensitive Information

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Marriage and debt repayment 2. Charitable giving 3. Over-the-air television 4. Is a house too big? 5. Emergency calls with no landline 6. Dealing with lying …

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Reader Mailbag: Old Songs

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Helping Mom 2. Getting rid of credit cards 3. Credit card help 4. Buying a house? 5. More thoughts on GMOs 6. Gap year 7. Small …

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Reader Mailbag: Spiritual Journeys

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Life insurance and chronic illness 2. Handling work stress 3. Set back to the edge 4. Handling door-to-door people 5. Credit card dependency 6. Starting self-employment …

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Reader Mailbag: Jury Duty

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. IRA inheritance and goals 2. Fighting over small amounts 3. Calculating “real” salary? 4. Saving inheritance for retirement 5. Driving totaled car 6. Moving up in …

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Reader Mailbag: Sad Letters

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Cheap diet dilemma 2. Support via gift card 3. Why cosigning is bad idea 4. Public domain books 5. Old floppy discs 6. Yard sale price …

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Reader Mailbag: Boredom

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Rolling 401(k)s into Roth IRA 2. Simple cheap and healthy breakfasts 3. Solving bad debt situation 4. More expensive internet worth it? 5. Prioritizing student loan …

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Reader Mailbag: Piano Lessons

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Credit for new immigrant 2. Kindle MatchBook 3. Good credit moves? 4. Controlling anger about money 5. Alternative to Christmas Club 6. Selling weapons 7. Does …

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Reader Mailbag: Old Notebooks

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Online yard sale advice 2. Frugal allergy solutions 3. Complaining at the checkout 4. Childhood phase or lifelong passion? 5. A mechanic you can trust 6. …

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