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Fire Your Cable Company

Doc’s note: We’re continuing our special holiday series, sharing our favorite issues. Today’s essay was chosen by one of our team members, Jeff Havenstein…

If you’re like me and get upset every time you look at your monthly cable bill, it might be time to make a change.

Our Favorite Things of 2017

Our mailroom is ready to burst.

This time of year, our office administrator scolds us for having too many packages delivered to the office. The fact that researchers predict online sales will pass 50% of all sales this year for the first time ever doesn’t help.

How to Prepare Your Spouse for the Worst-Case Scenario

Doc’s note: Today, I’m sharing another one of our most popular essays from 2017. No one likes to think about the death of a loved one, but you need to be prepared for the worst if your spouse dies. Here’s how…

We talk a lot about preparation here at Retirement Millionaire Daily

What to Do If Medicare Goes Under

Medicare is running out of money.

Earlier this week, the federal government announced that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will run out of money by 2029. This is one of two trust funds set up to pay the growing costs of Medicare, specifically Medicare Part A benefits and administration costs.

The Only Two Reasons to Hire a Financial Planner

There’s a lot of brainpower on my team.

I’ve written before about my senior analyst who is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). And recently, two of my researchers enrolled in programs to become Certified Financial Planners (CFPs).

Were You Exposed in the GOP Data Breach?

Political information on nearly every registered U.S. voter was exposed this month…

Deep Root Analytics, a political-data contractor employed by the Republican National Committee stored a huge amount of data “in the clear” online… without any sort of password or security to protect it.

Four Ways to Enjoy Summer Without Hurting Your Wallet

Vacation travel, eating out, visiting friends and family, baseball games… Summer is the prime time for some of my favorite activities, but it can also hit your wallet hard.

Last year, Americans upped their summer-vacation spending by more than 10% – from $1,621 to $1,798… even though fewer folks got away for an actual vacation.

Build This ‘Foundation Fund’ to Smooth out Life’s Surprises

The radio is playing, you’re thinking about your grocery list, and then out of the blue, your car engine stutters and dies…

It’s every car owner’s most dreaded experience.

The 12 Best Ways to Save in May

I’m not a coupon clipper…

You won’t find me on a weekend with the newspaper and a pair of scissors trying to save 50 cents on a gallon of milk.

Why I Forgave a Big Debt

Doc’s note: Emotional investing is a recipe for disaster. Longtime readers know getting attached to an investment is a quick way to lose money.

One of the most emotional investment decisions you could ever make is loaning money to a friend or family member. Today, my friend and colleague Steve Sjuggerud talks about the pitfalls of loaning money to a friend… and how he decided to end it.