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100 Ways To Make Your Money Last Until You’re 100

The average American is expected to live to 79, which means that many people are living even longer. And when it comes to planning for retirement, it’s always better to be safe than sorry — which means it’s best to start making small (and large) changes now to make sure your money can last three decades or more in retirement, especially given that the future of Social Security is unclear and some believe that Social Security running out is a real possibility in our lifetimes.

To get advice on how to make your money work for you, save more, spend less and get financially ready for retirement, here are 100 tips for how to make your money last.

This first step to ensure you won’t be running out of money in retirement is to have a realistic sense of how much you’ll actually need.

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39 Careless Ways Retirees Waste Money

You’ve worked hard all your life, so you deserve to enjoy yourself in retirement. However, when you live on a fixed income, it’s important to keep track of where every dollar is going and not spend money carelessly. I spoke to financial experts and business leaders to find out the most common ways retirees waste money — so you know what not to do and can make better decisions that enable your retirement savings to last well into your golden years.

A financial advisor can be a great asset when it comes to retirement planning, but make sure you’re not paying them higher fees than you need to be.

“Investment fees can run 1-2% of your assets. For retirees with a million dollars invested that’s $10-20k a year,” said speaker, writer, teacher and financial coach Jillian Johnsrud. “If you’re only getting an hour check-in per year, that’s an expensive phone … Read More

definition of money by The Free Dictionary

axle grease Australian slang for money, which greases the wheels of life, so to speak, helping things to run along more smoothly.

chicken feed Small change; a paltry or inconsequential amount of money. This American slang expression, which dates from 1836, is an allusion to the scraps and seeds fed to chickens.

fast buck Money acquired quickly and effortlessly, usually through illegal or unscrupulous methods. In this expression, buck carries the American slang meaning of dollar, making the origin of the term self-evident.

Trying to hustle me a fast buck. (A. Kober, New Yorker, January, 1949)

filthy lucre Money; money or other material goods acquired through unethical or dishonorable means, dirty money. This expression was first used in an epistle by St. Paul:

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers … who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. (Titus

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Uganda warns of increase in mobile money fraud

The Uganda Communication Commission urged consumers to be wary of criminals attempting to scam people out of funds using mobile money platforms, having recorded an increase in cases during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

In a blog the regulator outlined security advice for subscribers after noting there were a number of fake promotions being circulated, alongside cases of fraudsters masquerading as operator employees to gain access to account details.

Among the rackets in circulation are attempts to persuade users to handover or enter PIN numbers, which are then used to enable fraudulent transactions.

“Such scams have resulted in a loss of considerable sums of money by unsuspecting subscribers, and more so during this COVID-19 lockdown, with subscribers increasingly using digital financial platforms due to limited mobility, and therefore desperate not to lose connectivity,” it added.

The regulator noted it was collaborating with mobile operators and anti-fraud companies in an attempt to

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Types of insurance – Money Advice Service

It’s unlikely that you’ll need every insurance product on the market, even if you could afford them all. But how do you know whether your hard-earned cash is going on the policies you need the most? The table below is designed to help you make the right decisions for you and your household budget.

Home insurance

What does home insurance cover? Do you need it?
Buildings insurance
  • Covers the cost of repairing or rebuilding your home if it’s damaged by storm, floods, fire, lightning, subsidence, etc
  • You won’t be covered for general wear and tear
  • You’re unlikely to be covered for properties left unoccupied for more than 60 continuous days
Yes, it is a legal requirement if you own your home, plus mortgage lenders normally insist on you having buildings cover.
  • Repairing your home can be very expensive so buildings insurance could save you a fortune in the long run
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Brett Favre sending back $1.1M in state money received from Mississippi nonprofit

Brett Favre is returning the $1.1 million his company received from a Mississippi nonprofit for personal appearances Favre did not make, the state’s auditor announced Wednesday.

Auditor Shad White said Favre has already sent back $500,000 and will repay the balance in installments over the next several months.

The money originally came from the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. It was sent to the Mississippi Community Education Center via the state’s Department of Human Services, and then to Favre’s company, Favre Enterprises. Payments were made in 2017 and 2018, according to a state audit of the DHS.

“I want to applaud Mr. Favre for his good faith effort to make this right and make the taxpayers and TANF families whole,” White said in a prepared statement, per the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss. “To date, we have seen no records indicating Mr. Favre knew that TANF was the

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The Extra Money Answer – Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing

Welcome to the Extra Money Answer – a resource to help you learn how to make money online by starting up a blog and becoming an affiliate marketer to earn money from the blog.

Shawn CollinsI was originally going to write a book with a big publisher on this topic, but I decided to share my affiliate marketing experience here instead (you can also buy a Kindle version of this information for just $1.99).

Why? Many reasons. I detail them on my blog in a post, “Does the World Need Another Affiliate Marketing Book?“.

Three reasons why you should take my advice…

First, you’re probably wondering who I am and why you should bother listening to me. Well, my name is Shawn Collins, and I’ve been an affiliate since 1997. I also managed affiliate programs for ten years, and co-founded the Affiliate Summit conference in 2003.

Second, you’ve probably

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Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Feuding Over Money and Child Custody Following Split

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Feuding Over Money and Child Custody Following Split
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The former MTV reality star and her estranged husband are fighting over cash and child support arrangements despite her previous claim that their split was amicable.

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Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari has accused estranged husband Jay Cutler of withholding money from her in new legal papers filed amid their ongoing divorce proceedings.

According to TMZ, Kristin said her retired American football star ex is refusing to let her buy her own house while also declaring he won’t leave their current home, leaving her in a financial predicament.

She claims things were bad enough in the marriage late last year 2019 that she started house hunting and found something she liked, and Jay “never objected” to the idea. And while she halted the process to give the marriage one more chance, she’s now ready to move on – but he won’t let her.

Kristin alleges Jay started being

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An update about our Virgin Money Lounges

To ensure we’re doing as much as we can to protect customers and colleagues, and do what we can to slow the spread of coronavirus, we have taken the tough decision to close the Virgin Money Lounges and co-working areas of our stores.

During this time we won‘t be serving refreshments or holding any events. This will help us focus on your day to day banking needs and ensure that there are fewer people in our stores at any one time.


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At Virgin Money, we believe in banking that not only benefits our business, but also our customers and the community. Virgin Money Lounges are the perfect example.

Designed exclusively as places for our customers and their guests to relax and unwind. Lounges offer complimentary refreshments, free Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines, TVs and iPads.

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