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Terry Savage, one of the founders of MoneySmart Week will give a free seminar, open to the public on Monday, April 20th at noon at the Chicago Public Library

Terry’s Columns

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  • Five Questions to Ask a Financial Adviser

    April 17, 2015

    Good advice is worth paying for — but you should know exactly how much you are paying.

  • Don't Run Out of Money in Old Age

    April 17, 2015

    First, if you’re making the annuity investment in your 60s — the optimal age — then you are accepting a very long term promise from an insurance company.

  • Reverse Your Mortgage

    April 15, 2015

    If you own your own home, you can turn it into a pension — giving you a tax-free monthly payout or a lump sum — with no need to repay until you die or sell your home.

  • Who Gets Your Money?

    April 7, 2015

    When you hear the word "beneficiary," you probably think of someone inheriting a lot of money — the beneficiary of a will. But in reality the word covers a lot more than wills and estates.

Terry’s Favorite Websites

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Terry’s Favorite Calculators

  • When to take Social Security Benefits?

    Wondering when to start/how to maximize your SS benefits, and those of your spouse? This calculator from T. Rowe Price will help you make the smartest decision based on your own goals.

  • S&P Return Calculator

    Want to see the return of the S&P 500 — with and without dividends, and adjusted for inflation — between any two individual days? Click on this easy calculator to compare the performance of “the market” with your own investment returns!

  • How Much Should You Be Saving?

    Are you on track to save enough for retirement?  Or will your standard of living fall dramatically when you retire?  This calculator created by the Employee Benefit Research Institute is easy to use, and will show you how much more you should be saving, based on your age, estimates of longevity, and risk tolerance.

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