Best of the week – September 7, 2013

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week…

An Open Letter to Everyone Under Age 30

I wish every young person would read this letter and take it to heart. When you are young things like retirement planning seem so far off that many young people don’t even consider it. But the thing is when you start early it takes such a small investment to make a huge difference in your quality of life in your latter years. Every year you wait it becomes just a little harder.

7 Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget About

Very often it’s not the major expenses that cause us financial heartache, it is the little decisions that we make that are repeated time after time that get us into hot water.

9 Tips to Simplify Your Personal Finances

Personal finance doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact the more you can simplify your life the easier it is to keep control of everything. I love online bill paying. It’s a service my bank has provided for free to its customers for many years but I only started taking advantage of it in the last 5 or 6. It makes it so much easier to make sure everyone gets paid on time. I kick myself that I didn’t start using it years earlier. It is just one great example of how you can simplify your finances.

Time for Medicare choices

If you are on Medicare the annual enrollment period is coming up in about a month. Here are some changes you should be aware of.

6 Ways to Reduce Your Car Insurance Rates After an Accident

Accidents happen and unfortunately they can have a negative impact on what we pay for our car insurance. If you are in an accident, here are some tips to limit how much your premiums may increase.

4 Reasons to Accept Your Company’s Buyout Offer

If your company offers you a buyout or an early retirement offer, here are some good reasons why you might want to consider it. If they are looking to cut costs anyway, that buyout offer could become a bulls-eye on your back.

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