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Apr 17, 2019
Insurance tips for homeowners when wind topples trees
Winds gusting up to 60 mph have knocked down trees and limbs, causing scattered damage throughout the D.C. region. Fortunately, most ...
WTOP
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Financial literacy matters. Here’s what we need to do about it
The lack of financial understanding by consumers has been signaled as one of the main reasons behind savings and investing problems faced ...
CNBC
When Waiting for Social Security Makes No Sense Whatsoever
Deciding when to start getting your Social Security benefits Opens a New Window. is a critical financial decision that will affect ...
Fox Business
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30-Year vs. 15-Year Mortgage: What's the Difference?
A bewildering variety of mortgages may be available, but for most homebuyers, in practice, there is only one. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ...
Investopedia
Why Colleges Should Not Cut Tuition Prices
Most private colleges could lower their tuition prices. But they should not. First, lower tuition prices would not help students as much ...
Forbes
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Ways to keep your travel credit card working for you
You saw an irresistible credit card offer — tens of thousands of bonus points or miles easily worth a plane ticket or short hotel stay ...
USA Today
18% of Homeowners Are Making This Expensive Mistake
Buying a home is a huge financial undertaking. Not only must you amass a down payment Opens a New Window. , but you'll also need to cover ...
Fox Business
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Baby boomers face retirement crisis — little savings, high health costs
April is National Financial Literacy Month, but this week is National Retirement Planning Week, which means it's time for yet another ...
CNBC
Secrets of the Millionaires Next Door
We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-transit-riding, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you ...
Kiplinger
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Millennials make this major 401(k) mistake
Participating in an employer's 401(k) plan is a good way to set aside funds for the future, especially if your company offers a generous ...
USA Today
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Trivia
On the reverse side of the 2001 one dollar bill, below the pyramid, is the Latin phrase "novus ordo seclorum". What does this mean?
See the answer below.
More Than Half of Americans Want to Live Till 100, but Worry About Affording It
With life expectancies continuing to climb, the idea of living to 100 isn't as far-out as it once might've been. In fact, 53% of Americans ...
Fox Business
What Year Was It?
The First Earth Day
What Year
Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time.
The day was Apr 22. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."
Anonymous
Trivia Answer
On the reverse side of the 2001 one dollar bill, below the pyramid, is the Latin phrase "novus ordo seclorum". What does this mean?
Answer: A new order for the ages.