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This week, I wrote the 100th issue of my newsletter Helpful Money Tips for You. To celebrate, instead of offering my usual 10 tips, I offered 100. To sign up to get my free newsletter, go to You'll get it in your email. Read more →

Number of retirees with mortgages increases dramatically

Retirement is different than it used to be. Many more retirees are still trying to pay off their homes. One of four homeowners 30 years ago who were in their late 60s and 70s still had a mortgage. These days, nearly half have one. Read more →

Best wishes on Veterans Day

There are about 20.4 million veterans in America, and they make up less than 10 percent of the adult population in the country, according to the Pew Research Center. The center offers these facts about those who have served in the military and how they’re changing: Read more →

Brush up on your fraud prevention techniques during International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

It’s International Charity Fraud Awareness Week, a campaign to help charities and their contributors avoid charity. Actions donors can take to avoid fraud are: check with the agency that regulates charities in your state, go to the FTC website, and check with organizations that rate charities. Read more →

How to improve your finances during Financial Literacy Month

It’s a good time during April’s Financial Literacy Month to take a look at how you handle your finances. What is financial literacy? It’s knowing how to manage your personal finances. How are Americans doing with financial literacy? In a survey of 1,500 people, respondents estimated that lacking knowledge about... Read more →