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Paying off Credit Cards

We’ve been discussing ways to pay down outstanding credit card balances (and by “outstanding”, we don’t mean “really good”). You should start by negotiating with your current credit card providers to try to get a lower interest rate, and perhaps see if you can leverage one provider’s offer against another to cut your interest costs. But if those methods don’t help, it’s time to get a little more drastic. Here are some potential solutions, in order of “most preferable” to “worst-case scenario”. Read More...


Reducing Credit Card Interest Rates

By now this month’s credit card bills are starting to roll in, providing tangible evidence of how heartily you celebrated the holiday season. Hopefully you have the cash to pay the debts off right away. If not (or if you have been carrying a balance for a while), you might like some assistance in reducing what you owe as quickly as possible. Read More...


Life Insurance

If you are either one of the regular readers of this column, you know that September is “Make a Will Month” (don’t ask us who makes these declarations). During the past few weeks we’ve extended the spirit of this admonition to other estate planning issues. This week we’ll cover the fascinating topic of life insurance, and help you get the right amount and right kind from the right place. Read More...


Writing a Will

According to the unknown people who decide these things, September is “Make a Will” month. With the leaves turning brown and the days soon to get colder, this month is probably a good one to associate with our own inevitable mortality. Read More...


Financial Independence

Don’t look know, but the Fourth of July is right around the corner. And in what’s become a time-honored tradition, we use the celebration of our nation’s independence to discuss how you can become (and remain) financially-independent. Read More...