Archive for August, 2011

Five Expenses That Can Derail Your Retirement Savings

Posted in Around the Web,Products
August 31st, 2011 at 11:14 am by Ally

Saving for retirement takes time, planning and commitment. So when you finally get where you need to be, you want to make sure you’re not engaging in any behavior that could be considered a financial setback. Sonia Stinson of has a piece on Yahoo! Finance about expenses that can derail your retirement savings. Stinson… read more

Tax-Free Holidays Offer Benefits to Consumers Across the Country

Posted in Around the Web,Financial News
August 9th, 2011 at 5:09 pm by Ally

For a particular brand of savvy shopper, statewide tax-free weekends are the best holiday of the summer. Seventeen states are participating in tax-free initiatives this year, down just one from 18 in 2010 (Illinois decided to sit this year out, West Virginia’s three-year ENERGY STAR® tax holiday ended, and Arkansas joined the initiative). While these… read more

The Rules of Personal Finance for Newlyweds

Posted in Around the Web
August 4th, 2011 at 10:01 am by Ally

Here on the Straight Talk Blog, we’ve talked before about the importance of open communication when it comes to dealing with the family finances. A recent story at Moolanomy also takes a look at the financial infrastructure of the typical household with an emphasis on how newlyweds should approach the matter. While they offer several… read more

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