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Jim T. Miller

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Jim T. Miller | Posted August 9, 2012

For seniors that are house rich but cash poor, a reverse mortgage is a viable option, but there's a lot to know and consider to be sure it's a good choice for you. Here are some tips and tools to help you research this complex financial product.
Steve Rhode

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Free or Low-cost Medical Care Is Available Right Now if You Need It

Steve Rhode | Posted August 9, 2012

I spent a number of years in the medical field. I even ran medical practices. But even I was unaware until recently about one really good option for people struggling to find more affordable medical care -- the federally funded community health center program.
Wm. Scott Page

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Life Insurance Can Be Your "Lifeline" in Estate Tax Debate

Wm. Scott Page | Posted August 9, 2012

Without a doubt, there's a huge chasm between the current exemptions/rates and the proposals. Does a senior optimistically plan for the $5 million exemption or look to a much pricier reality with the exemption at merely $1 million?
Jason Alderman

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Is the IRS' 'Marriage Penalty' Real?

Jason Alderman | Posted August 9, 2012

Marriage does indeed have many financial ramifications -- both good and bad -- and several involve the dilemma over whether to file income taxes together or separately. Let's sort through the noise.
Women & Co

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6 Tips for Managing the Cost of Your Prescription Medications

Women & Co | Posted August 9, 2012

Cutting back on pharmaceutical costs -- without cutting back on the medicine you need -- is easier than you think.
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti

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U.S. Fiscal Policy: Avoiding Self-Inflicted Wounds

Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti | Posted August 9, 2012

For the U.S. economy, serious risks could come at the end of this year from two potential self-inflicted wounds: the so-called "fiscal cliff" and the debt ceiling.
SaveUp

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Is Estate Planning Just For the Rich and Famous?

SaveUp | Posted August 9, 2012

You might be thinking..."I don't have an estate to plan." Or, "that's only for the 1 percent so they can avoid taxes." No matter how much (or little) money we have, we need a plan.
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

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Is Public Education Really Free?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted August 9, 2012

As we look forward to a brand new school year, parents are busily getting their children ready for the first day of school. And that means spending money.
David Katz, M.D.

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How Would You Like Your Rationing -- Rational, or Irrational?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted August 9, 2012

Several years after making headlines for its health care reform, Massachusetts is back in the news, this time for passing legislation that aims to impose a cap on overall health care spending. That ambition implies, even if it doesn't quite manage to say, a very provocative word: rationing.
Credit.com

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How to Graduate in 3 Years

Credit.com | Posted August 9, 2012

Parents and students have several options that are worth serious consideration when it comes to managing the cost of higher education. The following six strategies have the potential to save a year or more of the cost of a college education today.
Travis Reed

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Lisa Sharon Harper: 'Paul Ryan's Plan Breaks My Heart' (VIDEO)

Travis Reed | Posted August 9, 2012

I'm all for business, I own one, but "the market" is not righteous. No limits, profit-driven activity falls short Kingdom imagination-wise, needing have-nots and under abundance to drive it's model.
Paul Mandell

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Getting the Job Interview: 5 Things You Need to Know

Paul Mandell | Posted August 9, 2012

If you are a recent college graduate, or planning to enter the workforce in the near future, here are some suggestions to put yourself into the circle of most-appealing employee prospects for companies like mine.
Jeff DeGraff

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Out With the New and in With the Old

Jeff DeGraff | Posted August 9, 2012

The question isn't, "What does Beethoven sound like in a virtual environment?" but rather, "How does symphonic music remain relevant to a generation that doesn't care for Beethoven?" You can almost hear the purse close.
Richard Barrington

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Searching for the Best Deposit Rates in America

Richard Barrington | Posted August 9, 2012

With deposit rates continuing to fall, consumers need every edge they can get to earn a decent yield.
Cesar Vargas

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Mitt Romney: Show Us Your Papers!

Cesar Vargas | Posted August 9, 2012

On the one hand Romney wants to nationalize Arizona's discriminatory SB1070 "show me your papers" laws; however, on the other hand he refuses to show the public his own papers: his tax returns.