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Reader Mailbag: Family Worries

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. Controlling spending in retirement 2. Shaving not worth cost? 3. Checking out potential roommates 4. Losing hope 5. Financially irresponsible family 6. Child cost panic 7. …

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Reader Mailbag: A New Week

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. Assessing property 2. Scratched DVD repair 3. Worried about upcoming baby costs 4. Disagreeing about what’s “essential” 5. Gardening baby steps 6. Baby expense disagreement 7. …

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Reader Mailbag: Bedtime Stories

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. More miles from used car? 2. Is real estate best investment? 3. Unsure about first retirement steps 4. Older personal finance books 5. Figuring out wedding …

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Reader Mailbag: Flavors of Summer

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. Value of homeowner tax benefits 2. Sports memorabilia 3. Mortgage or full purchase savings? 4. Passive income and ebooks 5. Returning to the workplace 6. Sharing …

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Reader Mailbag: Weather Tools

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. Child investing with tiny amounts 2. 25% not enough? 3. Combine retirement accounts or not? 4. Identity theft and online accounts 5. Eyeglass help 6. Do …

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Reader Mailbag: Summer Weather and Event Planning

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. Handling low interest student loan 2. Endless justifications 3. Paying escrow balance early 4. Measuring success 5. Finding ways to save more 6. Internet service question …

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Reader Mailbag: Writing Preparation

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. Investing small amounts 2. Overcoming jealousy 3. Nutrition versus budgeting 4. Percent into 401(k)? 5. Improving credit score 6. Best self-improvement books? 7. Charging boyfriend rent …

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Reader Mailbag: Sorting and Organizing

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. Simple Dollar recipes 2. Cleaning clothes from Goodwill 3. Impressing people you don’t like 4. Unequal will 5. Prioritizing expenses 6. Overcoming small impulses 7. College …

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Reader Mailbag: Songs of Your Youth

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. How valuable is living space? 2. Meditation and money 3. Using multiple investing houses 4. Cheating wife 5. First investment steps 6. Cynicism about financial success …

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Reader Mailbag: Single Parent Respect

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. Selling everything 2. Spouse wasting money on politics 3. Dental insurance 4. Thrift shop 5. Car buying question 6. Cash in car 7. Tax allowances 8. …

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Reader Mailbag: Running for Beginners

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 education for gifted kids 2. Steam sales 3. Student loan consolidation question 4. Making money while watching TV 5. Timing of house purchase 6. Tapping …

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Reader Mailbag: The Pleasure of Reading

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. 401(k) and retirement age 2. Overaccumulation of wealth and guilt? 3. Investing outside of 401(k) 4. Stage fright 5. Non-recourse loans 6. Frugal but healthy diet …

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Reader Mailbag: Quotes

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. Finding “lost” 401(k)s 2. Finding balance 3. New cell phone advice 4. Moving expenses 5. Is net worth worthwhile? 6. Convincing twentysomething about retirement savings 7. …

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Reader Mailbag: Sunburn

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 a troubled friend 2. Dating and budgets 3. Investments for high income couple 4. New games: short, fun, cheap 5. Career coaching and mentoring 6. …

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Reader Mailbag: Independence Day

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. Impact of credit limit increase 2. Christmas clubs 3. Retirement gamble? 4. Trying not to judge 5. Materials for high schoolers 6. Spouse replaces nearly new …

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Reader Mailbag: Books and People

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. Breaking even on income taxes 2. Paralyzed by spending anything 3. Debt with expected income drop 4. GMOs 5. Challenging elderly parent situation 6. Unwanted gifts …

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Reader Mailbag: Fresh Strawberries

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. Paid-up life insurance 2. Tablet as frugal computer replacement? 3. Online stock trading 4. Frugality and income 5. Why revocable trusts? 6. Need donation receipt 7. …

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Reader Mailbag: Sandboxes

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. Laundry soap question 2. LED bulbs 3. Anticipating marriage 4. Ultra-frugal clothes washing 5. Applying for multiple credit cards 6. Teaching children simpler tastes 7. Paying …

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Reader Mailbag: Mowing the Grass

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. Piecing through debts 2. Children’s birthday cards 3. Handling when life kicks you 4. Exhaustion after work 5. Lifetime memberships 6. Intensity comes and goes 7. …

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