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Five Ways to Get out of Debt from Kiplinger

Kiplinger yesterday has an article which offers five simple ways to reduce debt. What’s new in the article is that the author categorized student loan as “good debt” because the money you borrowed was used for a good endeavor: getting a higher education and a good-pay job, which eventually will help you build your personal […]

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Are You Living in a Healthy State? Find out Here

United Health Foundation released its 2006 edition of America's Health Rankings, a state-by-state ranking combines "the result of our personal behaviors, the environment of the community in which we live, the clinical care we receive and the policies and practices of our health care and prevention systems".  According to United Health Foundation, the purpose of […]

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myPlan, Fidelity’s Retirement Calculator, Said We Need $6 Million for Retirement

Fidelity’s myPlan is a simple retirement calculator which estimates the retirement assets based on your current age, annual income, and monthly saving rate. There are five simple questions to begin the asset projection: How old are you? How much do you make per year? How much do you save so far, including everything you saved […]

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Fidelity UNIQUE College Investing Plan Review

Before I applied for the then Fidelity 529 College Rewards MasterCard (now Fidelity 529 College Rewards American Express Card) back in March, I opened a 529 plan with Fidelity in order to invest the 2% rewards I could earn from the card. The plan I chose was Fidelity UNIQUE 2024 plan (which is also Fidelity’s […]

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ING Direct Electric Orange Review — The Paperless Checking Account

If it wasn’t the rate increase announcement from ING yesterday, I probably won’t check my INGDirect account any time soon as ING is no longer my primary savings account and I only have about $500 with them now. However, when I logged in last night, I noticed something new: the ING Direct Electric Orange Checking […]

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Year-end Tax Moves

Jeff Schnepper at MSN Money has some year-end moves that could reduce your 2006 tax bill. The following are the summary of the article. For details, click here. The easy stuff Charitable deductions. Make the charitable donations before December 31. Use up your flexible spending account (FSA) dollars. Use them  or lose them. The IRS allows […]

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INGDirect Bumped Up Its Rate to 4.50% APY

Got this email this morning from Commission Junction that INGDirect has increased the rate of its Orange Savings Account to 4.50% APY. I then checked with INGDirect and found that newest rate has also appeared on their website. It seems that ING finally decided to play some catch up, while other popular internet banks hold […]

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Ameriprise Auto Insurance Paper Works Received

One week after I called Ameriprise for our car and home insurance, the paper works from Ameriprise arrived last night. The estimated premiums and coverage options are exactly the same as what I got a week ago: home insurance one-year premium $207.27 and auto insurance six-month premium $666. However, I am not sure if all […]

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