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An Overdrafted Roundup

Let’s start this week with My Retirement Blog’s U.S Retirement System a Success. To be fair, Andy doesn’t quite agree with the title, but was referencing a paper put out by the Investment Company Institute (ICI). I’ll be reading the paper and writing my own take on it later this week. Now that she’s finished [...]

A Getting Back to Normal Roundup

I remember David Letterman’s first broadcast after 9/11. He stood in front of the audience and said he was having a tough time getting back to work, going from such horrific events to getting back on stage trying to be funny. I am a Massachusetts resident, and while I live over 20 miles from Boston, [...]

Frugal Friday Week 37

If you are old enough, you remember when long distance cost a small fortune. It was that way growing up in New York in the 70’s and Long Island (part of NY State, but not the city) was a long distance call, and about 15 cents a minute, if memory serves me. And somehow it [...]

Frugal Friday Week 36

I miss Frugal Fridays. The last one was Frugal Friday Week 35  and it was published nearly three years ago. I’d like to bring back the concept with a mix of observations, finds, and general approaches to frugality. A few weeks ago I was looking for a cable to connect an iPad. Not the current [...]

A 2013 St Patrick’s Day Roundup

Let’s start this week with Donna Freedman’s Does frugality have to hurt? Is it “no pain, no gain” or is there more to frugality than depriving yourself? At Free From Broke, Miranda wrote a comprehensive What Are Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and How Do They Affect Your Retirement? Next, we have a money saving tip [...]

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