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Monday Night Finance- Volume 1

Does the fact that we’re in the NFL offseason fill you with dread? Don’t worry, you still have something to look forward to every Monday Night. We’re starting a new personal finance roundup series that we’re calling “Monday Night Finance.” Tune in each week to read a roundup of some of our favorite recent personal Read more »
TrueFees, Sep 3, 2019 Being nickeled and dimed with incidental charges by your bank can be frustrating. In addition to those small fees being hit with high overdraft fees is even worse. According to Business Insider small fees and overdraft charges are 2 of the top 5 things causing customers to switch banks in the Read more »
Used Car
Washington Post, Oct 24, 2019 There’s a battle intensifying in our home. I want to keep my 13-year-old Honda Odyssey. I’ll admit it’s definitely a clunker. For a bit of time the windshield wiper on the rear window wasn’t working, and I had to duct tape it to the window to keep it from swinging Read more »
Long-term insurance victim
The New York Times, Aug 23, 2019 Karen Herzog, a retired high school teacher, bought a long-term care insurance policy 12 years ago because she didn’t want to burden her only daughter if someday she could no longer care for herself. Then a letter arrived in May that complicated her well-laid plan. Her monthly costs Read more »
The NY Times, May 31, 2019 The summer after high school graduation inevitably includes monthslong encounters with various to-do lists. Extra-long-sheet purchases and milk crates for future collegians. A résumé for job seekers. Thank-you notes for all. But let me suggest one more itemized offering: a list of financial tasks. If you want to set Read more »
The Washington Post, May 10, 2019 Former newspaperman Gordon Eliot White wrote me a smart email a few weeks back, responding to my column about how to make your retirement savings last the rest of your life. White had a lot to say about how to save on a relatively small salary (his peak was Read more »