You’ll Be Out of Social Security at 65, Part 2

"There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity." - Chester Bowles In a recent article titled "Putting More Green Into Your Golden Years," financial adviser Gary North (www.GaryNorth.Com) suggests five ways to live comfortably after...

Baby Boomers About to Face a Rude Awakening

"I believe that all of us ought to retire relatively young." - Fidel Castro (in a 1967 Playboy interview) America is getting older fast, as the 79 million members of the 1945-1965 baby-boom generation start closing in on their 60th birthdays. And, as Kiplinger's...

An “Artful” Way to Cut Your Tax Bill

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure." - Mikhail Baryshnikov If -- as I do -- you feel it is important to give to worthy charities, here's a way you can be generous to others while you cut your tax bill by several thousand dollars . . . or,...

Get Out of Debt Fast With This Double-Barreled Approach

"Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt." - Benjamin Franklin Do you spend more than you make? I used to. Struggling to pay for my education and start a family, I overspent because it seemed to provide some happiness, some relief. But the thrill of...

How to Double Your Money Every Three Years

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." - William Blake To double your money every three years, you need an average yearly profit of about 26%. Does that number seem low to you? If so, do the math. A hundred dollars becomes $126 after the first year,...

Use New Tax Laws to Boost Your Net Worth, Part 1

The tax code changes almost every year. Usually in ways that are overly cumbersome and often in ways that cost you money. The most recent changes in the tax code -- signed into law by President George W. Bush in late May -- are different, though. These changes...

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