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Personal Finance Daily APRIL 03, 2010 This week's top Personal Finance stories By MarketWatch In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of March 29-April 2: Eight do's and don'ts for your 401(k) When it comes to saving for retirement and building a portfolio to last a lifetime, most Americans are way behind the eight-ball, the nine-ball and all the other balls on the pool table. See Robert Powell. Save money on home energy costs with easy upgrades New, relatively low-tech and low-cost products can help you reduce your home energy expenses without shelling out for major renovations. See Realty Q&A. As April 15 nears, don't forget these key tax tasks Have you filed your taxes yet? The top five procrastinating U.S. cities last year were Houston, Chicago, New York, Austin and San Francisco, according to TurboTax. See TaxWatch. Lawmakers propose overhaul after GAO in
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Personal Finance Daily FEBRUARY 27, 2010 This week's top Personal Finance stories By MarketWatch In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of Feb. 22-26: The top 10 places to retire Where do you want to live in retirement? Most folks age in place. But there are those who spend their golden years in dreamy locales. Where are those places? See Robert Powell. Strategies for retirement saving Putting away the money from the first or second hour of wages earned can be one way to systemize savings, according to Nathan Dungan of Share Save Spend, who also says that communication is critical to reaching financial goals. Jonathan Burton reports. Watch Video Report. Credit card offers abound, but terms have changed For the first time in three years, credit-card issuers are ramping up their mailbox solicitations, but don't expect to see your father's credit-card appeals. Variable interest rates, high
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Personal Finance Daily FEBRUARY 23, 2010 Wednesday's Personal Finance stories By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: See Cars. See Vital Signs. See MarketWatch First Take. Our kids are fat, to put it bluntly, or overweight or obese, to put it medically. And who can blame them? Look who they have as role models -- us, a supersized America hooked on high-fructose corn syrup and infatuated with french fries. You can trace at least some of the problem to the end of the age of innocence: Where we used to feel safe dumping our children outside to bicycle or skateboard across the neighborhood in search of pals for a game of pickup ball we now drive them to play dates and group lessons or whatever and don't much think about the physical activity we deprive them of. But another part of the problem has been the medical community and attendant institutions like health insurers, who for too long paid little heed to childhood obesity. But those attitudes ar