Beware of Credit Repair Promises

Oct 19th, 2021 • Lisa W.
The ads are pretty hard to miss… on TV, radio, online and even billboards. There seems to be no shortage of companies eager to help you “repair” your credit and boost your credit score. But what specifically are they proposing to do? What actually is “credit repair”? Credit repair is limited to fixing errors or … more »
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A Timeline for Planning Your Early Retirement

Oct 5th, 2021 • Lisa W.
Clearly, the idea of early retirement is having a moment. But whether early retirement means a headlong dash to the beach in your 30s, or simply leaving the workforce on your milestone 50th birthday, the basic problem is the same: How do you fund your lifestyle during the years after you have given up paid … more »
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Triaging Your Financial Crisis, Part 3

Aug 26th, 2021 • Lisa W.
In Part One, we reviewed some options for accessing a sum of money in fairly short order. What about somewhat more lasting solutions? If you have arrived at a crisis moment, once the immediate panic has passed you need a strategy to get back to what feels like normal to you…perhaps a “new normal.” It … more »
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