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10 Ways to Waste Your Tax Refund

The average refund has been about $3,000 for the past two years. Think of all the things you can do with that money. But don’t waste that “windfall.”

The Money Taboo

Is it wrong to talk about money?  Here’s a discussion about why It exists, who It benefits from it, and how to navigate around it.

One-Page Financial Plan

Here are the simplest tips for getting what you want from your money, with the hardest one at the end.

Secret of Traditional IRAs

If you don’t have an IRA, you probably should.  Keep up your 401(k), but an IRA gives you complete control of of your contributions. Adding an IRA to your company retirement vehicle will boost your retirement savings options.

De-Bug Your 401(k)

If your 401(k) doesn’t have the right set of instructions, it won’t do what it’s supposed to do. Then you need to “de-bug” it.

Spring Clean Your Financial Clutter

Spring is the time to clean up your house and yard after the long winter, but it’s also a good time to clean up your financial clutter.

Not Too Late for Your 2014 IRA Contribution

You can still make your 2014 contribution to an IRA through April 15th.  You might want to make your 2015 contribution at the same time to maximize your compound-growth potential.

Best-Selling Personal Finance Books

Which of the best-selling personal finance books worth reading?

How to Save at Costco

If you’re a Costco member, you probably know a thing or two about saving a buck. But there are ways to cut costs even further at the ubiquitous warehouse club, with its nearly 700 locations worldwide. Part of the strategy is knowing where and when to find the deepest deals. Consumer Reports lists the best Costco products large and small, including condiments, detergents, mattresses, and more.

Urban Myths of Personal Finance

Don’t believe everything you hear about your money. They’re just plausible enough to seem real. They get shared among friends, on social media, and take on a life of their own. Here’s the three biggest.