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           Steps to Financial Success

Get a good and practical education
     Paying for College
     A Tax-Smart Way to Save for College
     Hot Deals on Student Loans!
     SavingForCollege (web site)
     Paying For College discussion board
     Paying Back Student Loans discussion board
Live below your means

     cheapskatemonthly (web site)
     frugalmoms (web site)
     The Dollar Stretcher (web site)
     All Things Frugal (web site)
     Miserly Moms (web site)
     the Frugal Life (web site)
     Funtasia's Internet Coupons (web site)
     Tightwad Central (web site)
     Living Below Your Means  - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     Coupons N' More - FAQ (post & discussion board)
Pay off any high interest debt
     The Lowdown on Your Credit Rating 
       (obtain a credit report) (web site - ratings)
     Consumer Credit / Credit Cards - FAQ 
       (post & discussion board)
Plan for future significant expenses (emergencies, car, home, 
children, college, retirement, charity...)
     Auto Center
     Buying and Maintaining a Car discussion board
     Home Center
     Taxes and Your Home Sweet Home
     Money-Saving Mortgage Advice
     Buying a Home discussion board
     Building / Maintaining a Home discussion board
     Charitable Contributions
Learn basic investing
     Mutual Funds Area (great links, read “Grand Overview”)
     MUTUAL FUND FEES (web page)
     Morningstar (web site – rates funds)
     Mutual Funds discussion board
     Index Funds - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     Investing Basics – Bonds (long)
     BondsOnline (web site)
     Bonds & Fixed Income Investments discussion board (web site - ratings) (web site - ratings)
Contribute to your employer sponsored retirement plan 
(401(k), 403(b), 452,...) at least to company match
     60-SECOND GUIDE TO ...Maximizing Your 401(k)
     Is Your 401(k) Foolish?
     Transfer or Roll Over Your 401(k)? b>
     mPower Café (web site 401(k), 403(b), 452)
     Foolish 401Ks discussion board
     10 Facts on 403(b)s (web site)
     Teachers discussion board
Contribute to a personal retirement plan (IRA)

     60-Second Guide to Opening an IRA
     All About IRAs
     IRA Distributions
     Top 10 Roth IRA Questions
     Publication 590 - Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 
       (IRS web page)
Reevaluate your retirement (continuous)

     Retirement Area (includes calculators)
     Which to Use First: Taxable or Tax-Deferred Accounts?
     Retire Early Home Page (web site)
     Retire Early Home Page - FAQ (post & discussion board)
     Retired Fools discussion board
     Retirement Investing discussion board
     Inheritance Tax
     An Inherited IRA
     Leave More for Your Family
     Inheritance Strategies discussion board
     IRA Minimum Distribution Calculator (web site)
Learn advanced investing (using long term money)
Give back everything

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