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Staying Financially Independent

Last week’s column was a timely discussion of how you can find out how much money you need to become financially independent, as well as the way you can check on your progress towards that goal. Of course, becoming financially independent is one thing. Remaining at that status is entirely another, and certainly deserves some attention. Here’s how to use a few rules of thumb to increase the chances of your nest egg lasting at least as long as you do.

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August 17th, 2015

We discussed "Make a Will Month", withdrawing money from 529 plans, whether to buy, sell, or hold savings bonds, and some ways to save and learn from "Back to School" shopping season.

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This Weeks Episode

August 17th, 2015

We discussed "Make a Will Month", withdrawing money from 529 plans, whether to buy, sell, or hold savings bonds, and some ways to save and learn from "Back to School" shopping season.

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This Weeks Episode

August 11th, 2015

We discussed financial (il)literacy among college students, “fair” fees to pay an advisor, mid-year money moves, and making the most of your frequent flyer miles.

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We checked up on Social Security on its 80th birthday. We also discussed “gap insurance”, immediate annuities, and the release of Windows 10.

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