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Overview 2008
Archive of personal finance articles
As part of its Financial Literacy series, Bankrate's articles explore retirement, mortgages, credit cards and more.
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Overview of Financial Literacy

12/12/2008 - Safe places to park cash
Investors seeking safe harbor found troubled waters, even among securities that usually provide modest returns.

11/21/2008 - Investing strategies
Professional money managers strive to beat the market. Their strategies require toil, vigilance... and may not work.

10/27/2008 - Voluntary simplicity
Do you keep a stressful job to support a sumptuous lifestyle? Take inventory and decide if it's time for a change.

10/27/2008 - Negative equity
Negative equity is rampant. We focus on one couple's predicament and solicit advice from three financial planners.

09/15/2008 - Ins and outs of reverse mortgages
You can tap your home equity without having to repay it as long as you live in the house. But it's a very expensive loan.

09/15/2008 - Conventional, VA, FHA mortgages
Learn about the pros and cons of conventional and government-backed loans before you shop for mortgages.

08/27/2008 - Should you borrow from yourself?
Cash-strapped people are tapping their 401(k) funds out of sheer desperation. Be sure to consider all the angles.

08/27/2008 - Borrowing terms improve for students
Law changes increase the amounts students can borrow at favorable rates and introduce loan forgiveness programs.

08/27/2008 - Getting the best loan rates
Learn about the forces that drive rates on several different types of loans in this tough lending environment.

07/25/2008 - Retirement reconnaissance
The enemy is poverty. Your mission: Invest and plan now to ensure a secure retirement.

07/25/2008 - A retirement road map
While it's easier to amass a lot of money if you start saving early, it's never too late to begin your journey.

07/25/2008 - Women and retirement
Women have come a long way, but several forces put them at a disadvantage when it comes to saving retirement money.

07/25/2008 - Medicare primer
This insurance program provides health care for retirees and the disabled, but it's not free. Here's how it works.

07/25/2008 - Asset allocation takes the edge off
This investment strategy enables you to sleep at night, no matter how crazy the stock market may be.

07/25/2008 - Retiring abroad
Retirees with an adventurous spirit should consider several important issues before fleeing the country.

06/23/2008 - Status on retirement
Traditional retirement is undergoing transformation. For many, it's likely to happen later, and it may involve work.

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