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General Articles of Interest to WIFE readers

He Says, She Says

If your spouse is a risk-taker and you are not (or vice versa), it’s sometimes difficult for you to understand each other. The words just don’t mean what they would mean if you were saying them. With that in mind (and of course a firm desire to improve communication between the sexes), we offer you this handy …

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to School We Go

As your children begin their college careers, there’s lots they need to know. Click here to read what your student needs to know about handling money, budgeting, buying textbooks, managing phone bills, working part time, and using credit cards wisely.

15 Ways to Date Your Mate

Is Date Night a drain on your finances, with the babysitter, fancy restaurants, theatre tickets, and cab fares? Here are some ideas for great cheap dates with your honey that will save you lots of cash without skimping on the romance. Eat a simple, nutritious dinner at home, and then go out for a truly …

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Setting Up Your Budget

In Dutch it’s “begroting,” in Spanish, “presupuesto,” and the Germans say “haushaltsplan” (which make the most sense, as in “How Shalt YOU plan?  In any language, we either love or hate the word and the idea of it.  But if you have no idea where your money goes, you are bound to end up in …

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21-Day Savings Makeover

Please Sign Me Up For the 21-Day Savings Makeover Every day for 21 days, we will send you an email with one Small Step you can do to move you closer to your goal, and to motivate you to succeed and prosper. Trust your Money Guides to show you how. This is Temporarily Unavailable. Please Check …

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21-Day Debt Makeover

Please Sign Me Up For the 21-Day Debt Makeover Every day for 21 days, we will send you an email with one Small Step you can do to move you closer to your goal, and to motivate you to succeed and prosper. Trust your Money Guides to show you how. It’s free, it’s educational, and …

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Are Bonds Safer Than Stocks?

Bonds are debt instruments issued by the U.S. government, state and local governments, corporations, and foreign entities. The issuer borrows money and promises to pay back the debt plus interest twice a year. If the issuer goes bankrupt, bond holders will be paid before stock holders. Here are some key elements of bonds: Principal or …

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Financial Calculators

Financial Calculators from BankRate.com for Mortgage, Auto, Credit Card, Home Equity, Investment, Retirement, Personal Finance, Saving, and Taxes.

The Dow Jones Industrials

By Virginia Hodge “The Dow reaches new Highs!” blares the television. But what is the Dow? Way back in 1880 a newspaper reporter named Charles Dow began writing for the New York Mail and Express. Later he and Edward Jones formed the Dow Jones News Company, the predecessor to Wall Street Journal. Jones was the …

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Lifeboat Drills for Stock Market Investors

An excerpt from the seminar “Surviving the Stock Market” by Carol Kean, fee-only investment adviser. How are your investments affected by emotional vs. rational behavior? That is a real concern for many investors as they analyze the stock market. You must deal with your own emotions as a stock market investor, hanging on as the waves get choppy. But even …

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