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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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Reader Mailbag: Fresh Salad Greens

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 worry 2. Replacing a toilet 3. Foreclosure or not? 4. Pension or 401(k) 5. Retirement plan for older folks 6. Sell first or move first? …

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Reader Mailbag: Board Games with Children

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. In favor of a smartphone 2. Summer break activities 3. More money causes stress 4. Robert Kiyosaki 5. Financial stress or paranoia? 6. Parent helping child …

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Reader Mailbag: The Fog

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. Pre-conception college fund 2. Using tax refund effectively 3. Ashamed of using aid 4. The four percent rule 5. Dan Ariely 6. Look for job now? …

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Reader Mailbag: Book Shelves

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. Newly widowed and worried 2. Overwhelmed by money stress 3. Money book for late teens 4. Toning down big dreams 5. Emergency fund and debt snowball …

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Reader Mailbag: Summer Vacation

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 new college graduate 2. Constant complaints 3. The value of trade school 4. Lessons for children 5. Lending Club thoughts 6. Selling off part of …

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Reader Mailbag: Hardware Failure

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. Elderly in financial trouble 2. Crafting projects 3. After bankruptcy 4. Making money with music 5. College savings or not? 6. Changing friends 7. Basic investing …

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Reader Mailbag: The Tragedy

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. “Rent to own” proposal 2. Trying to change routines 3. Spouse disagreement about retirement savings 4. Local Edward Jones for investments 5. Cast iron pot 6. …

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Reader Mailbag: Favorite Albums

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. Checking account buffer 2. Insuring collectibles 3. School now or later? 4. Traveling for music 5. Parents helping with home purchase 6. Piano lessons 7. A …

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Reader Mailbag: Graduation Season

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. Difficulty estimating freelance income 2. Graduation gift 3. Never wanting retirement 4. Why buy a premium car? 5. Prenupital agreement 6. Road trip dining 7. Low …

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Reader Mailbag: Spring Allergies

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. Mortgage tax deduction calculator 2. Private school worth it? 3. Advice on inexpensive business clothes 4. Is home ownership necessary? 5. Fantasy writing progress 6. Learning …

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Reader Mailbag: Child Grooming

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. Quality of life in retirement 2. Angry relatives over estate 3. Credit score challenges 4. Neighborhood culture shock 5. Odd bank behavior 6. Pyramid scheme addict …

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Reader Mailbag: Lunch Companions

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. Catch-22 with home loan 2. Haircut value 3. Quality of school matters? 4. Making quadruple batches 5. The value of commute length 6. Uses for vegetable …

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Reader Mailbag: Everything Has a Cost

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. One-time retirement savings drop 2. Challenging gifted child 3. Dogs of the Dow 4. Handling loss of business income 5. Part-time jobs 6. Spouse’s religious donations …

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Reader Mailbag: Spring Allergies

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. Free shipping and handling question 2. Hopeless debt 3. Handling real estate windfall 4. Friends convince me to spend 5. Package internet deals 6. Reporting tax …

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Reader Mailbag: Children’s Birthday Parties

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. Financial account security 2. 401(k) and company stock 3. Closing credit cards 4. Credit card rewards 5. Videos on personal finance 6. Credit card debt after …

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Reader Mailbag: The Music of Our 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. Roth 401(k) conversion worth it? 2. Convincing myself of better tomorrow 3. Loan considerations 4. Suspected theft 5. Long versus short term investing 6. Partner possibly …

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Reader Mailbag: Vacation 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. Debt piled up – what’s next? 2. First steps for small business 3. Challenges of working from home 4. Inflation’s impact 5. Wills through LegalZoom 6. …

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