Healthy pessimism?

Recently, my family and I saw the Disney movie, “Tomorrowland.”

Grandparents can help pay for college

Next month my son will graduate from high school and move on to the University of Arizona. Go Cats! My wife is busy getting his senior pictures taken, the announcements put together, and party plans drafted.

Beating Uncle Sam with tax-free growth

As a CPA, I have spent the last three decades helping people to pay the least amount of taxes legally allowed by law.

Switching Gears in Retirement

In searching for investment options, would you rather have—high return or low return? High risk or low risk? Liquid or illiquid?

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Are your meds driving you to the poor house? Tips to reduce costs

Excellent health is worth all the riches in the world -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend that much to achieve it.

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Tips to cutting energy bills for retirees

Cutting a high electric bill down to manageable size need not be expensive. Low cost, simple improvements achieve this goal.

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Grocery store penny-pinching tips for retirees on a budget

Learning how to shop smart at the grocery store can save valuable dollars for budget wary retirees. Coupons, bulk purchasing and other tips will help keep your wallets and bellies full.

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The haggler's bible: Learning to cut expenses through haggling

There are many opportunities to reduce your debt, save on major purchases, and even get the best deal on everything you buy when you learn the art of haggling. A common practice in other countries, be a savvy consumer and haggle your way to the best deal on everything you purchase from a new car to vacations.

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Tips for seniors on how to avoid costly bank fees

Seniors can learn how to avoid bank fees by shopping and using their senior status to get charges waived, often by just asking for fee elimination.

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Saving money by combining home and auto insurance

Do you have your car and home insurance policies separate? You may be able to save big money by combining them!