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Fisher House Foundation – Helping Our Military Families
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Fisher House Foundation – Helping Our Military Families

So, this is my first ever blog post of any kind so take it easy on the new kid. I currently work for a web-based company that was looking for a great charity to partner with and give back. Since I drew the short straw it became my job to find one and I went right to work. It wasn’t hard for me to determine what ...

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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance
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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Note:  My Dad passed away on 18 November 2017 from end-stage Alzheimer's.  This post is about my experiences with his insurance during the years 2011-2014. There are hundreds of posts on the pros and cons of long-term care insurance, but most of them approach the question from a financial perspective. Today we're ...

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The Pitfalls of Your Parents’ Finances
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The Pitfalls of Your Parents’ Finances

Have you had the financial independence talk with your parents? (No, I don't mean the one about college costs and student loans, or the one about helping out with your down payment on your first house.) I'm talking about the one where you hope they'll talk about their health and tell you how to manage their ...

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Start a Roth IRA For Your Kid
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Start a Roth IRA For Your Kid

Now that the 2013 tax planning is over, let's talk about 2014. A reader asks: I think you mentioned before that you set up an IRA for your daughter. How did you account for wages and a W-2? Did she work for you or earn income from someone else? I've set up a Roth IRA for our teen for work done around the house, but ...

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