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Chuck Shaffer

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Retire Gen X
General Finance
retirement, savings, investing, income, Social Security, lifestyle, insurance, health care
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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There’s a cool new app called Medisafe that’s helping people keep track of when they take their medications. If you or someone close to you takes meds for any sort of chronic condition, you know how important this is. I first found out about the Medisafe app when a relative’s smartphone made an annoying sound […] ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 1:37 PM
Have you been noticing clusters of brightly colored bikes showing up in your town' If so, you’re witnessing a growing trend of bike share programs. What is bike sharing' A “shared” bike is one that’s parked in a public location that anybody with the proper access credentials can jump on and take for a ride. […] ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 8:58 PM
Window dressing is the practice of adding good performers to a portfolio near the end of the year (or quarter). ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 3:57 PM
Written by a boomer, yet very applicable to Generation X, this excellent post by researcher/writer Vic Crain makes a strong case that we should all be planning to generate income in our later years that doesn’t come from an employer. Excerpt: A new report from MarketWatch highlights what I’ve known from personal experience. The title […] ...
Posted: Dec 10 2017 @ 10:07 AM
If you’ve held jobs with a number of different employers over the years, it’s likely you have a hodgepodge of retirement accounts scattered around the financial landscape. Sometimes it feels like a part-time job just keeping up with all the account statements, investment options, plan changes and more. Keeping track of who’s managing your money […] ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 9:11 AM
For many people, estate planning is a topic that conjures up painful thoughts of meetings with an attorney and a huge price tag. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, one of the smartest estate planning moves you can make likely won’t cost you a dime. An estate plan is the process of […] ...
Posted: Dec 05 2017 @ 7:01 PM
Was there any music star that’s still living who lit up the airwaves more in the 80s than Phil Collins' Phil Collins’ top hits according to Rolling Stone magazine: ‘In the Air Tonight’ ‘Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’ ‘Easy Lover’ ‘Take Me Home’ Who didn’t love Phil […] ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 9:51 AM
If you're looking for affordable gifts to suggest to the elves in your life, here are three of my favorites. ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 6:38 PM
Dave Ramsey has utmost street cred with me. After all, he’s responsible in great part for providing my wife and me with the motivation, tools and tactics to live a debt-free lifestyle. One my favorite pastimes is listening to the money dilemmas presented by callers to Ramsey’s radio show. I love spouting off the advice […] ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 7:53 PM
Someone at the IRS got the memo: Entrepreneurs need things to be simpler. And simpler it is to find information and keep up with tax stuff with the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center at IRS.gov. By visiting one web page, anyone who runs a small business with assets under $10 million and files Form […] ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 10:28 AM


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