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The Savings Game
For years, The Savings Game has laid down the basic principles of prudent financial planning and helped readers educate themselves about saving and investing. Columnists Elliot Raphaelson and Anya Kamenetz continue this tradition with fresh insights.
Elliot Raphaelson: Former bank executive, lecturer and Florida court mediator, Raphaelson has decades of experience observing the mistakes that savers and investors make.
Anya Kamenetz: Author of the popular book "Generation Debt," Kamenetz is an expert on the financial challenges facing young adults.
The Savings Game Samples
When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market.
My dear aunt came to her career late after a long marriage and raising several children, so she expects to work for quite a few more years.
Many retirees depend on Social Security for much of their retirement income, yet there are many features and options within the program that individuals don't know much about.
Recently a friend of mine posted to Facebook that she is desperately seeking affordable help with her taxes, which are due in just a couple weeks.
John Maynard Keynes is recognized as one of the great historical economists.
According to a 2012 survey, about half of American parents don't have a will. A lawyer will typically charge over $1,000 to draw up a basic will. But with online forms, don't be penny wise and pound foolish.
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