Weekend Reads: Mistakes to avoid when switching careers, save on car insurance, and more…

By: Kimberly Lankford

October 11, 2019

The 5 big mistakes boomers make when switching careers

Rather than retiring, many Baby Boomers are leaving their long-time careers and pursuing their dream jobs, becoming freelancers, or downsizing their workload to reduce stress and phase into retirement. Great information about avoiding mistakes when making this career transition.

The middle-class crunch: a look at 4 family budgets

Fascinating read in the New York Times about four middle class families and the tradeoffs they make in their monthly budgets to cover their household expenses — and the new levels of stress families face now that the cost of housing, health care and education has been rising faster than incomes.

The smart way to save on car insurance

Excellent guide by Consumer Reports about strategies to save money on car insurance premiums.

The thrilling truth about where most of your retirement savings comes from

When you run the numbers, you discover that the money you save — especially in the early years — can be more important than your investment returns when reaching your retirement goals.

How to avoid being fleeced when using a credit card overseas

Avoid being overcharged by foreign hotels, restaurants and shops that add a large (and hidden) markup when converting your bill to dollars.

Radical survival strategies for struggling colleges

Some colleges that are struggling financially are making major changes to attract more students, such as providing employment guarantees, expanding 5-year

Ignore the critics: How to follow your second-act dreams

Stories of entrepreneurs over age 55 who started their own businesses and successfully pursued their dream jobs.

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