Archive for June, 2012

Ally Asks: Where Are You With Your 2012 Financial Resolution?

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June 29th, 2012 at 1:48 pm by Ally

Believe it or not, half a year has passed since we asked you to share your 2012 financial resolution. Back in the New Year, roughly half of you said your resolution was to pay off your credit cards; about a third said you wanted to build an emergency fund; some wanted to increase monthly contributions… read more

Personal Finance at Every Age: Rules for Your 20s

Posted in Community,Savings Talk
June 28th, 2012 at 2:14 pm by Ally

With both your personal life and your financial life, no two decades will look exactly alike. Your needs and obligations in your 20s probably seem quite different from those in your 50s. Each decade of adulthood comes with some general rules about spending and saving. If you’re young, these rules will give you a head… read more

What’s the Annual Cost of Pet Ownership?

Posted in Around the Web
June 27th, 2012 at 1:31 pm by Ally

There’s a reason some company benefits now include pet insurance: Owning a pet can be a serious expense. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) – and as recently charted on this infographic – the average annual cost of owning a pet can reach $580 for a… read more

Savings Talk: Finding the Right Retirement Planning Strategy

Posted in Community,Retirement,What's New
June 26th, 2012 at 9:50 am by Ally

When choosing a strategy to build your retirement portfolio, you’ll have to factor in such elements as your life expectancy and how much principal you need to preserve, according to investment research firm Morningstar. You’ll also need to consider where your retirement income will come from, whether that be IRAs, 401(k)s, Social Security, pensions, dividends… read more

5 Ways to Plan a Destination Wedding With Financial Sense

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June 25th, 2012 at 10:17 am by Ally

Whether it’s a last-minute intimate affair for next month or a long-planned extravaganza for next year, destination weddings can put a big strain on the wallet. >Plan the event with financial savvy, though, and you can make the destination wedding a value-packed occasion. Kristin Koch, senior editor at The Knot, tells us how to save… read more

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