Couples: Get Retirement Plans in Sync

September 9, 2011

Have you discussed your retirement plan with your spouse? Most (82%) respondents to a Fidelity survey say they and their partners disagree about key planning issues, such as the age at which they’ll quit working and the lifestyle they plan to maintain. Recent economic conditions—mass layoffs, home-equity plunges, and pension freezes—make getting retirement planning in […]

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Cellphones: 3G for Young Users—or Not?

September 9, 2011

A 3G plan offers Internet connection for your phone. If you have it, you can search the Internet anywhere, without relying on the use of Wi-Fi that provides Internet connection through the use of a network. Even though 3G is useful, it’s not necessarily a need. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of having 3G […]

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Before You Get Too Friendly…

September 9, 2011

If you’re thinking about joining or using a social-networking site such as Facebook or Twitter, keep these ideas in mind: Consider site privacy and logistics policies. Some sites allow only users to access posted content, while others have lax privacy policies. Restrict access to your profile and information. Do not correspond with anyone you don’t […]

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Economist: How To Tell If a Credit Union is Sound

September 9, 2011

Bill Hampel, chief economist at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), told readers of AOL’s Walletpop how to determine if a credit union is financially sound. Because many publications and financial experts have suggested that consumers join credit unions as an alternative to rising fees, fewer perks, and unsatisfactory customer service at many large banks, […]

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