Category Archives: Financial

Smart About Money: A Case For Honest And Clear Lending Costs

Have you booked a ticket for an airline flight lately? The pricing options for seating, boarding priority and luggage allowed have exploded. It can be time-consuming to figure out the most cost-effective option. It’s all too easy to miss the “old days” when buying a plane ticket didn’t seem to involve so much nickel & diming.

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Smart About Money: Military service pays dividends now and later

Earlier this year, there was a report in The Washington Post about a teacher in Southern California who called U.S. service members “the lowest of our low.”

Apparently the school district was “deluged by thousands of emails, many from veterans, active-duty troops and military family members.”

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Smart About Money: College students should avoid credit cards … here’s why

A few weeks ago, a customer emailed to ask if I would consider writing a column about the pitfalls of credit cards for young people, especially college students. He said he had a feeling his kids weren’t hearing him and he thought they might get the message if they saw it in the paper.

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