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Ask the Expert: Planning for the Holidays and Beyond

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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Thank you all for your fabulous questions!  You can find Laura's answers here!

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Do you need help budgeting for the holidays?  Are you looking to set financial goals for the new year? Could you use advice on planning for a large purchase or expense?

Our expert is here to help!


Laura D. Adams - aka Money Girl - is a personal finance expert and the author of Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich.  In addition to hosting the top-rated Money Girl podcast, Laura is a writer, speaker, and spokesperson. She has a passion for making money easy to understand. Millions of loyal listeners, readers, and students benefit from her advice. You can learn more about Laura here.



Ask Laura your questions before 11/12 in the replies below, then check back later this month for her answers.

Thanks for joining us, Laura!

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letstalk747
by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM

 What percentage of my income should i save each month for the future ?

Beachdeprived
by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Other than a 401K, where do you advise people to invest their money...a safe investment yet with a decent return? If I came to you and said I have $5000 I want to invest, where would you direct me?

Thanks!

phmom3boyz
by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

my husband and i are in our mid forties and have no savings. what would you recommend we save each month.

TigerofMu
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

What't your best trick for building the savings?

k9l1c5
by Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM
What exactly is a Money Market Account? Do they have any risks?
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SweetLuci
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 10:43 PM

 How do you help teens learn how to manage money?

SweetLuci
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

 How would you advise grandparents to save for a grandchild's college education? Are 529 plans a good idea?

SweetLuci
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

 Do you think it's a good idea to give a child an allowance? At what age? Should it be tied to chores?  

janessa27
by Member on Nov. 5, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Our boys have water jugs for banks- full of change. What age is a good age to actually start a bank account for them?

johnny4ever
by on Nov. 5, 2014 at 6:46 AM

We want to start saving for next Christmas already.Any pointers?

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