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Debt and Relationships

POSTED BY Alison Griffiths

It’s often said that money is the last taboo. We’re squeamish about personal financial matters, particularly debt, so it can be extremely difficult to confess past money sins. No one likes to appear ignorant or foolish while in the throes of a new relationship. MORE


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Advice for the “Sandwich Generation”

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

It can seem overwhelming if you are simultaneously caring for young children or funding grown kids for college while also having to care for elderly parents. This is why this generation has been dubbed the “Sandwich Generation”; they’re the main course between the bread slices of their children and their own parents. MORE


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The allure of index investing

POSTED BY Alison Griffiths

From two ETFs available 20 years ago, there are now 340 of them offered by nine ETF providers with management fees as low as 0.05% annually compared to between 1.75% and 2.25% for many mutual funds. MORE


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Finding deals: a calendar of seasonal sales

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

Like clockwork, certain items go on sale at regular times of the year. Knowing what to buy – and when – can save you big bucks if you plan ahead. MORE


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Investment fees: could you be paying less?

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

Generally, the more services and advice an investment advisor provides a client, the more he or she needs to be compensated. And the more individual investors are willing to research and execute trades on their own, the lower the cost. MORE


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