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'One of the worst money mistakes': This Harvard-educated economist says retiring early is a decision you'll 'regret' - here are 3 big problems with hanging up in your 50s

‘One of the worst money mistakes’: This Harvard-educated economist says retiring early is a decision you’ll ‘regret’ – here are 3 big problems with hanging up in your 50s

‘One of the worst money mistakes’: This Harvard-educated economist says retiring early is a decision you’ll ‘regret’ – here are 3 big problems with hanging up in your 50s Take early retirement? As the old saying goes, it’s a good job if you can get it. But as a respected Harvard economist notes, too many …

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How to avoid mistakes with required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts

How to avoid mistakes with required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts

Kemal Yildirim | E+ | Getty Images You have about a month to make sure you get it right when it comes to mandatory retirement account withdrawals. Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs as they are known, are annual amounts that must be withdrawn from the year you reach age 72 – from age 70.5 before …

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Not having an emergency fund can lead to one of the biggest financial mistakes, says Suze Orman.  How Congress can help

Not having an emergency fund can lead to one of the biggest financial mistakes, says Suze Orman. How Congress can help

Suze Orman speaks during AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York City. jenny anderson | WireImage | Getty Images If your car breaks down or you have an unexpected medical bill, it can be difficult to find the money to cover expenses. In a pinch, it can be tempting to withdraw money …

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10 Common Investing Mistakes That Can Easily Be Avoided

10 Common Investing Mistakes That Can Easily Be Avoided

As a financial advisor, I have helped hundreds of clients with their finances during my career. Clients often arrive with worries having already taken a misstep or two, but I’ve observed common investing mistakes that can easily be avoided. I’m happy to share the top 10 investing mistakes to avoid so you can set yourself …

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Confessions of a Personal Finance Journalist (Part 2): 3 More of My Worst Financial Mistakes

Confessions of a Personal Finance Journalist (Part 2): 3 More of My Worst Financial Mistakes

Sarah O’Brien works hard to write about personal finance. Salvatore Augustine One of the best things about being a personal finance journalist is my ability to recognize the many financial mistakes I’ve made in my life. I already divulged some of them in the first version of this confessional two years ago. Although some of …

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