Michael on December 7th, 2007
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As a New Hampshire resident, I can’t seem to walk a block without running into a campaign sign, campaign volunteer, or an actual Presidential candidate lately. While this is an apolitical blog, I occasionally point out the intersection of politics and personal finance. No where is politics already playing a more important role with [...]

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Michael on December 5th, 2007
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Even if your employer doesn’t match your contributions to your 401(k) plan, saving money in your retirement plan is still a solid financial move. First, there are the well-documented advantages of an automatic savings program (Saving Strategy # 9: You won’t spend what you don’t see!)
In addition, the moment you make a contribution, your [...]

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Michael on December 4th, 2007
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In a (much) earlier post, we talked about taking advantage of the miracle of compounding interest. There may be no more important financial lesson out there – so don’t be surprised if it comes up again.
Yet with so much recent press paid towards the subprime crisis and who’s to blame, now is an excellent [...]

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