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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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Smart About Money: She did everything right – it is possible!

A customer recently made an appointment to speak with me. A woman in her 70s, she had a home equity line with a big national bank and she’d used it wisely for many years.

Her home equity line was coming up for renewal in 2019 and the interest rate was going to be increasing quite a bit. That concerned her. She had done some research and her grasp of both her situation and her options was excellent.

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