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Managing cash flow

Update your spending plan
Maintaining a regular cash flow is key, especially as you approach retiring from the work force. Develop a realistic budget that will allow you to live well without depleting your savings too soon. Based on averages you can expect to stretch that retirement fund for the next 20 to 30 years.

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Make a spending plan, How to create a budget, Budget worksheet, 10 tips for better money management, Keep saving after retirement, 11 ways to save after retirement

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Checking account checkup
We all need a checking account of some form. Does your account still meet your needs? Why don't you do some comparison-shopping to see if you are spending more than is really necessary. You could get everything you need free. Or, maybe join a credit union.

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Know your checking account style, Find the best checking account for you, Anatomy of a checking statement, Free checking accounts on the rise, 7 ways to avoid bounced check fees, The ins and outs of debit cards, 5 ways to beat ATM surcharges, New checking account blues, Own your own bank: Join a credit union, Getting more bang from your bank

-- Posted: Jan. 20, 2003

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