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           Steps to Financial Success

 
Get a good and practical education
 
   Resources:
     Paying for College
     www.fool.com/money/payingforcollege/payingforcollege.htm
     A Tax-Smart Way to Save for College
     www.fool.com/taxes/2001/taxes010525.htm
     Hot Deals on Student Loans!
     www.fool.com/Specials/2001/Sp010613z.htm
     SavingForCollege (web site)
     www.savingforcollege.com
     Paying For College discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100157
     Paying Back Student Loans discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=113197
 
 
Live below your means

   Resources:
     cheapskatemonthly (web site)
     www.cheapskatemonthly.com
     frugalmoms (web site)
     www.frugalmoms.net
     The Dollar Stretcher (web site)
     www.stretcher.com/index.cfm
     All Things Frugal (web site)
     www.allthingsfrugal.com
     Miserly Moms (web site)
     www.miserlymoms.com
     the Frugal Life (web site)
     www.thefrugallife.com/current.htm
     Funtasia's Internet Coupons (web site)
     www.funtasia.net
     Tightwad Central (web site)
     www.tightwad.com
     Living Below Your Means  - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12691496
     Coupons N' More - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12840454
 
  
Pay off any high interest debt
 
   Resources:
     The Lowdown on Your Credit Rating 
       (obtain a credit report)
     www.fool.com/Specials/2001/sp010315.htm
     Bankrate.com (web site - ratings)
     www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp
     Consumer Credit / Credit Cards - FAQ 
       (post & discussion board)
     http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=10956476
 
 
Plan for future significant expenses (emergencies, car, home, 
children, college, retirement, charity...)
 
   Resourcs:
     Auto Center
     http://www.fool.com/car/Buyingacar.htm?&ref=CSBO02111
     Buying and Maintaining a Car discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100143
     Home Center
     www.fool.com/homecenter/homecenter.htm?&ref=CSBO02111
     Taxes and Your Home Sweet Home
     www.fool.com/taxes/2001/taxes010720.htm
     Money-Saving Mortgage Advice
     www.fool.com/Specials/2001/sp010607.htm
     Buying a Home discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100144
     Building / Maintaining a Home discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100167
     Charitable Contributions
     www.fool.com/taxes/2000/taxes000714.htm
 
 
Learn basic investing
 
   Resources:
     Mutual Funds Area (great links, read “Grand Overview”)
     www.fool.com/school/mutualfunds/mutualfunds.htm
     FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
     MUTUAL FUND FEES (web page)
     www.ici.org/aboutfunds/bro_mf_fees_faq.html
     Morningstar (web site – rates funds)
     www.morningstar.com/?topnav=home
     Mutual Funds discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100101
     Index Funds - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13403173
     Investing Basics – Bonds (long)
     www.fool.com/school/basics/investingbasics005.htm
     BondsOnline (web site)
     www.bondsonline.com
     Bonds & Fixed Income Investments discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100135
     Bankrate.com (web site - ratings)
     www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp
     Gomez.com (web site - ratings)
     www.gomez.com
 
 
Contribute to your employer sponsored retirement plan 
(401(k), 403(b), 452,...) at least to company match
 
   Resources:
     60-SECOND GUIDE TO ...Maximizing Your 401(k)
     www.fool.com/60second/401k.htm
     Is Your 401(k) Foolish?
     www.fool.com/money/401k/401k.htm
     Transfer or Roll Over Your 401(k)? b>
     www.fool.com/retirement/retireeport/2001/retireeport010312.htm
     mPower Café (web site 401(k), 403(b), 452)
     http://401k.mpower.com/
     Foolish 401Ks discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100160
     10 Facts on 403(b)s
     www.fool.com/Specials/2000/sp001016.htm
     403bwise.com (web site)
     www.403bwise.com
     Teachers discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=112959
 
 
Contribute to a personal retirement plan (IRA)

   Resources:
     60-Second Guide to Opening an IRA
     www.fool.com/60second/ira.htm
     All About IRAs
     www.fool.com/money/allaboutiras/allaboutiras.htm
     IRA Distributions
     www.fool.com/retirement/retireeport/2000/retireeport000807.htm
     Top 10 Roth IRA Questions
     www.fool.com/taxes/2001/taxes010316.htm
     Publication 590 - Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 
       (IRS web page)
     www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms_pubs/pubs/p590toc.htm
 
 
Reevaluate your retirement (continuous)

   Resources:
     Retirement Area (includes calculators)
     www.fool.com/retirement.htm
     Which to Use First: Taxable or Tax-Deferred Accounts?
     www.fool.com/retirement/retireeport/1999/retireeport991227.htm
     Retire Early Home Page (web site)
     www.retireearlyhomepage.com
     Retire Early Home Page - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14489596
     Retired Fools discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=112955
     Retirement Investing discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100154
     Inheritance Tax
     www.fool.com/school/taxes/taxes17.htm
     An Inherited IRA
     www.fool.com/Taxes/2000/taxes000804.htm
     Leave More for Your Family
     www.fool.com/taxes/2001/taxes010706.htm
     Inheritance Strategies discussion board
     http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100150
     IRA Minimum Distribution Calculator (web site)
     http://draketechnologies.com/aceLinkenheimer/Ace/Calculators/IRA.htm
 
  
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