Author: Liz Weston

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Most people would be better off not having mortgages in retirement. Relatively few will get any tax benefit from this debt, and the payments can... [Read More]
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One spouse wants to pay off the mortgage before retirement, but the other spouse has concerns. Who is right? Also, more about the Medicare Part... [Read More]
Sometimes money is like technology. Getting stuff done—whether it's updating an operating system or moving a bank account—often takes longer than it should. There are... [Read More]
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If college tuition bills are looming and you don't have nearly enough saved, you have plenty of company. But you also have options for making... [Read More]
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If college tuition bills are looming and you don't have nearly enough saved, you have plenty of company. But you also have options for making... [Read More]
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If college tuition bills are looming and you don't have nearly enough saved, you have plenty of company. But you also have options for making... [Read More]
I recently heard from the parents of yet another high school senior who turned down a huge scholarship from a good college to attend her... [Read More]
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The size of the portfolio and level of financial planning services are among the factors that must be weighed when calculating fees. [Read More]
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Two siblings disagree about what to do with their late mother's house. Also, what to consider when deciding between a pension annuity and a lump... [Read More]
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Credit freezes are the best way to prevent new account fraud, where criminals open bogus accounts in your name. But one credit bureau's site made... [Read More]
Tags: Credit - Experian - Flaw
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On Thursday, Experian's site exposed the personal identification numbers — the PINs needed to thaw credit freezes — after users answered their security questions with... [Read More]
Tags: PINs - Experian - None
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Experian's site exposed the personal identification numbers needed to thaw credit freezes after users answered their security questions with a blanket answer: None of the... [Read More]
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Dear Liz: I'm 47, married, with one child in private elementary school because the public school option for our neighborhood is not good. We earn... [Read More]
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Rebalancing inside an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-deferred account won't trigger a tax bill. Rebalancing in a regular account could. [Read More]
Dear Liz: I'm 47, married, with one child in private elementary school because the public school option for our neighborhood is not good. We earn... [Read More]
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Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize.Married women overall are still in their peak earning years... [Read More]
Tags: Women - Nicole - Retire
From a financial standpoint it might make sense for women to worker longer than their husbands. [Read More]
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Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize. Married women overall are still in their peak earning... [Read More]
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Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize.Married women overall are still in their peak earning years... [Read More]
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Here's why it's often not a good move to start your retirement at the same time your husband does... [Read More]
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