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Q&A: Financial Aid Process for Our Eldest Child

Dear Liz: My ex-wife and I are about to start the financial aid process for our eldest child, who goes to college in the fall. My ex happens to have a higher income than me, and has asked me if I'd be willing to have different aid scenarios calculated based on our different incomes and assets.

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Spotting Money-Flipping Scams on Social Networks!

As if the lack of privacy on social networks isn't bad enough, there is something else that may be worse. You could lose a lot of money if you are caught in a "money-flipping" scam.

How, you ask? And what is a money-flipping scam?

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The Ring

The bling... The universally approved signal that he "liked it " so he "put a ring on it".

The most frequently asked question after announcing my engagement was, "Let me see the ring".

Wait, that's not even a question, it's a request, and a rather rude one at that. It's almost like the person is saying, "C'mon, let me see how much your significant other thinks you are worth." Because that is what the ring has become, right? Perhaps even more symbolic than the union itself, expensive rings and elaborate weddings have become the norms and accepted indicators of love.

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Q&A: Anything We Haven't Considered?

Dear Liz:My wife and I are both 66 and in good health. Currently we have about $1.2 million in IRAs. We're receiving about $80,000 a year from a pension and $110,000 in salary. We have been aggressive about reducing any lingering debt. So we think we are in good shape for me to retire within the next year or so.

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Q&A: What Renovation Projects Reap the Most Return When Selling?

Dear Liz: What renovation projects reap the most return when selling? Replacing windows and carpeting is what I had in mind.

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