• Celebrate bigger salary, but stay focused

    Celebrate bigger salary, but stay focused

    Dear Dave,

    I just accepted a new job that will pay me $30,000 a year more than my old position. Iíve got about $55,000 in debt Iíve been working hard to pay off, and I know now I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any...

  • Budgeting for holiday happiness

    Budgeting for holiday happiness

    Dear Dave,

    My wife and I are trying to improve our finances by living on a budget and following your plan. Weíre in the...

    • Dec 2, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Turn your homeowning dream into a plan

    Turn your homeowning dream into a plan

    Dear Dave,

    Iíve been trying to save cash to buy a home, but things always seem to come up that eat away at my savings. I...

    • Nov 25, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Asset reallocation time?

    Asset reallocation time?

    Municipal pension plans are in a tough spot. They have trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, interest rates are low,...

    • Nov 25, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Should we pay off our student sonís loan?

    Should we pay off our student sonís loan?

    Dear Dave,

    Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but weíve always been...

    • Nov 18, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Budgeting is key for staying on track

    Budgeting is key for staying on track

    Dear Dave,

    Do you have any tips for how single people can stay on track with their finances?

    ó...

    • Nov 11, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Millennials buying houses will boost economy

    Millennials buying houses will boost economy

    A few years ago, I wrote: ďThe economy will one day improve, and the millennials will move out of their parentsí basements.

    • Nov 11, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Teach your children the value of giving

    Teach your children the value of giving

    Dear Dave,

    What are some ways to teach preteens the value of giving versus getting during the holiday...

    • Nov 4, 2017 8:00 am
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  • How to tell bulls from bears

    How to tell bulls from bears

    Whatís driving the stock-market rally? How you answer that question determines if you are a bull or a bear.

    I have been...

    • Oct 28, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Should I pay off rental property debt?

    Should I pay off rental property debt?

    Dear Dave,

    I have a rental property that I still owe some money on, and Iíve just begun Baby Step 2 of your plan. Should...

    • Oct 28, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Echoes of the Black Monday stock crash of 1987

    Echoes of the Black Monday stock crash of 1987

    NEW YORK ó Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock-market crash, which happened to fall on a Monday. That day ó...

    • Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
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