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The Great Debate

Posted by Diane H. Blackwelder on 28 September 2009

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As the health care debate rages on, the Wall Street Journal describes how the three major bills in Congress offer different blends of penalties and perks.  Here's how the various measures could affect you.  What Consumers Need to Watch for in the healthcare debats - WSJ.com

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Living like a King, Working like a Slave

Posted by Myles B. Brandt on 21 September 2009

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It should be no surprise that the most common advice given by financial planners is "spend less, save more." (Hint: You don't need to pay someone to tell you that; but if you want to anyway, I'll be happy to assist you.)  Many Americans work all day, 5 days a week, for years.  When it's finally time to stop, they have nothing to show for it. What did they work for?

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Are You Keeping Score

Posted by Diane H. Blackwelder CFP® on 10 September 2009

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The Wall Street Journal provides an excellent explaination of how credit scores are calculated.  A must read for all consumers.  

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