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Thinking About Retirement – A Stroll Through My Blogroll

I will be 33 in January – and I’ve been thinking about my retirement plans. Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s been thinking about retirement – check out these articles from my blogroll: AllFinancialMatters has an interesting article about Automatic IRAs – I like the idea of making investing easier – but if companies move to this plan, would 401K matching be a thing of the past?  I’ll have to do some further research. Blueprint has written about Target Retirement Funds – Are they a good idea for non-retirement savings?  I simply purchase index funds – but I love the fact that AJ (the reader who asked Blueprint about non-retirement savings) has “extra” money!  Awesome! Flexo is debunking certain…

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Day 29 of 33 Days And 33 Ways To Save Money And Reduce Debt: Don’t Feel Bad For Keeping Things Simple

Click here to read all of the 33 Days And 33 Ways To Save Money And Reduce Debt posts. Day 29: Don’t Feel Bad For Keeping Things Simple Here’s what I think – If you spend enough time reading about personal finance, watching CNBC, and visiting financial websites – your head might explode.    With all of the information that is available, you would think that everyone in America would be financially secure, out of debt, well-diversified, and on the way to enjoyable retirements.  But, as you well know, most folks are living paycheck-to-paycheck, in debt, poorly invested, and worried about their retirement plans. Is it reasonable to ask – “What’s wrong”?  With so much information – so many ways to…

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You Will Not Believe This – Prisoners Found My Wallet By The Side Of The Road – And All Is Well

I lost my wallet a few weeks ago – and I feared that it was gone forever.  But, alas, my wallet has been returned to me.  Actually, the local sheriff’s office called and I went and picked my wallet up.  Here’s what happened – Workers from the local department of  transportation have been mowing alongside our local highways – and prisoners from the local correctional facility have been helping them.  Apparently, one (or more) of the prisoners found my wallet – or what was left of it – and handed it over to the correctional officer assigned to their detail.  He gave it to the guys from the DOT, they gave it to the sheriff’s department, and one of the…

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