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saving money: 5 Ways to Make Your Nest Egg Last a Lifetime - 10/02/09 12:18 PM
RISMEDIA, September 26, 2009-(MCT)-Back in the good old days, before the crisis of 2008-09, many experts suggested that all you needed to do was withdraw 4% per year, adjusted for inflation, from your nest egg. That strategy, experts said, was a near-guarantee that your nest egg would last a lifetime. Well, go tell that to the guy selling apples and pencils on the street corner. Yes, conventional wisdom has proven to be more conventional than wise. And now everyone is trying to figure out the best way to turn a nest egg into an income stream that will last throughout retirement. And (2 comments)
saving money: ‘Tis the Season - With Spring Comes a New Savings Plan - 03/24/09 12:28 PM
RISMEDIA, March 23, 2009-(MCT)-The Government has calculated the savings rate within America as being close to zero for a number of years, but as we find ourselves in the throes of a recession, most Americans are taking a step back and cutting back on spending money, traveling and activities that we all took for granted. The savings rate of Americans today is now around 5%, compared to 0.1% a year ago. Most of this increased savings can be attributed to reduced spending. The recession has put all Americans to the test as it's easier to increase spending than reduce spending, but (0 comments)
saving money: 7 Things You're Wasting Money On - 03/23/09 09:33 AM
by Kelli B. GrantFriday, March 20, 2009provided by These days, keeping your budget in line isn't measured by the amount you spend, but by how much you save. Before you blame your daily jaunt to Starbucks or weekly trip to the movies for breaking your budget, take a good hard look at how much you're paying for less obvious but much more expensive money wasters like overdraft fees and auto insurance.
Cut back on these seven items and you could save roughly $1,000 a year. 1) Bottled Water Getting your recommended eight glasses of water a day by bottle instead (0 comments)
saving money: Putting it in the Bank - Saving is Back in Vogue - 01/30/09 10:43 AM
RISMEDIA, January 28, 2009-(MCT)-When the stock markets and housing values were soaring, certified financial planner James Bryan would plead with clients to set aside six months worth of take-home pay just in case of a job loss or a major home repair. "I had that conversation many times during prosperous times, and often it didn't take hold," said Bryan, president of Bluestone Wealth Strategies in Edina, Minn. These days he doesn't have to work as hard to persuade those same people to postpone purchases and trim spending to build that cash reserve. Take Kalli-Ann Binkowski, for example. A year ago, she (0 comments)
saving money: 101 Ways to Save - 10/21/08 01:52 PM
RISMEDIA, Oct. 21, 2008-(MCT)-Food is expensive, gas remains stubbornly high and winter's big heating bills are coming. Since loans are tough to get and our retirement funds are shrinking fast as the stock market crashes, we thought we'd share some old-fashioned penny-pinching tips. Some come from readers who responded to a business reporter's request for suggestions. Others come from the misers on our staff. And a few come from rules our mothers taught us or hints we've read over the years. Of course, one person's "don't need that" is another's "can't live without" (we didn't suggest cutting out the $4 latte). (0 comments)
saving money: 5 Ordinary Areas in Your Life Where You Can Save Big Money - 07/17/08 10:06 PM
By Claudia Buck RISMEDIA, July 17, 2008-(MCT)-Everywhere you turn, it seems there's another pinch in the pocketbook. From gas to groceries, everyone's getting hit by higher prices. To help stretch your dollars, here are five places to look for savings: 1. Bundle Up. If you're dealing with separate companies - and separate bills - for your cable TV, phone and Internet service, think about bundling up. Many companies offer reduced rates if you purchase all three services at one time. There's even a website, www.bundlemyservices.com, that offers tips and comparisons for more than 20 companies nationwide. You can call your local (1 comments)
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