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Jane Bryant Quinn is a personal finance expert and author of How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide. She has also written Making the Most of Your Money NOW. Her column, Financially Speaking, appears monthly in the Bulletin and online.

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Stop Saving, Start Spending?

In retirement, some die-hard savers stay thrifty for too long

Risky Pension Bets

You might be making one if you take a lump sum early

When to exit stock market

Should You Exit the Stock Market?

Ask yourself these four questions before moving your money

Savings and Planning

6 Retirement Mistakes

Personal Finance

Grandkids College Money

The Smart Way to Help Grandkids With College

Tips to help grandchildren with financial aid, college tuition, and loans with financial planning in retirement

Personal Financial Planning 101

Personal finance money management starts with the basics of investment, savings, and avoiding consumer debt

How to use savings bonds

Get More Out of Your Savings Bonds

How to save money and get more out of savings bonds that won't cost you money

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    Personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn answers your queries


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    What a Financial Adviser's Credentials Mean

    Not all designations are the same — or a sign of quality

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    When Debt Can Be Useful

    Going all-cash can trip you up if you need credit one day

    When to Pay Off Your Mortgage

    A low-interest home loan may be worth keeping — or not.

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