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Money can slip right through your fingers or you can learn to manage it. I have saved thousands of dollars by following the advice of experts I interview for personal finance articles. Writing personal finance articles has given me a better understanding of retirement planning, saving for college, buying insurance, credit card spending, becoming debt free, protecting my financial information, protecting my health information, loaning money to friends (don’t do it unless you can afford to lose the money), saving on vacation travel (I saved enough on airfare to extend a trip to the Bahamas by a week and still come out ahead), identity theft and earning credit card rewards. I have been horrified at the problem of identity theft among foster children and disgusted by fraudsters who prey on members of the military. I have been heartened by stories about people who have learned from their financial mistakes and then pay it forward by helping others.

Running up the credit score

Running Up the Credit Score

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Resisting the Siren Call of Convenience Checks

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Lessons from an erroneous fraud alert

Lessons From an Erroneous Fraud Alert

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Careful Timing Means Longer Vacation for Less

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How I Beat Coupons With Discount Gift Cards

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Climb a Life Insurance Ladder and Save

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Money Lessons I Learned from a Medical Bill SNAFU

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Assets Online? Plan Your Estate for the Digital Age

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Managing Money for Someone Else

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McDonnell Case Reminds Me to Keep Spending in Check

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My Hard-Earned Lesson About Rental Car Insurance

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The new math: Working through college may not pay off

The New Math: Working Through College May Not Pay Off

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