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Mary Dalrymple

Mary Dalrymple


Recent articles

Find the Leaks in Your Budget

7 places your money may be hiding.

Spruce Up Your Home to Sell

How to make your place more appealing to buyers.

Save in Small Bites

You can't save it all at once, so start small.

Brace Yourself for a Miserable Retirement

It's never too late to rescue yourself from future despair.

Get Your Retirement on Target

Three ways target retirement funds can help you.

Take This Real-Life Test

Ever wondered about your risk tolerance? You're finding out right now.

Make the Most From a Small IRA

5 strategies for cost-effective diversification.

Do-It-Yourself Retirement

What to do when your employer isn't helping.

IRAs for Stay-at-Home Spouses

Don't let a break from work break your retirement plans.

Are Credit Card Rewards Worth the Hassle?

The right strategy can be profitable, but don't let the tail wag the dog.

How to Waste $36 Billion

There's a major leak in your bank account.

Foolish Money Lab: Dodging Disaster

A Fool puts disaster preparation advice to the test.

Build a Safer Portfolio

Spread your wealth and worry less.

The Cheapest College Savings Plans

Focus on fees when picking the right investments for college savings.

The Unhealthy Hole in Your Retirement

Don't count on Medicare to take care of you in retirement.

Habits for Wealth: Dump Your Debt Habit

Forgotten all your New Year's resolutions already? Good.

Insure Everything?

There are some protections you probably don't need.

Small Payments, Big Commitment

Think before you fall for an attractive low payment on a longer-term loan.

Credit Card Borrowers Feel the Heat

Creditors put more pressure on debt-soaked borrowers.

The Lowdown on Low-Interest Financing

Should you use special financing offers or pay cash?