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Karin wrote the “In The Money” personal finance column for SecondAct.com, a site that delivers content for those who want their “second act” to be even more successful than their first.

Smart Money in Second Marriages: Here are six financial steps every couple should take before jumping in again. (Jan. 30, 2012)

15 Must-Visit Money Websites: Whether searching for deals or saving for college, let these sites help you make the right moves. (Dec. 13, 2011)

Should You Refinance…Again?: With mortgage rates nearing all-time lows, here are key points to consider as you weigh housing costs and retirement savings goals. (Nov. 1, 2011)

7 Ways to Save on Bank Fees: You don’t have to passively accept rising bank costs. Here’s how to fight back. (Oct. 17, 2011)

Deadline Looms for Roth Do-Overs: You have until Oct. 17 to convert your Roth back to a traditional IRA, a move that could help save on taxes. (Oct. 11, 2011)

VIDEO: 5 Ways to Save More For Retirement: Adjusting your budget to maximize long-term savings. (Sept. 30, 2011)

How Much Should I Save For Retirement?: There’s no magic formula. Here are the key issues to consider. (Sept. 30, 2011)

The Pros and Cons of a Self-Directed 401(k):  Ask yourself these three questions to gauge if this type of retirement savings plan is right for you. (Sept. 20, 2011)

How To Create a Financial Grab-and-Go Kit for Disasters: Don’t wait for a hurricane to strike to compile an emergency box that includes these important papers. (Aug. 25, 2011)

Don’t Rely on Your Company To Take Care of You: Lawyer-turned-financial-writer Deborah Jacobs says middle-aged workers need to harness their entrepreneurial spirit. (Aug. 24, 2011)

The No. 1 Problem With The Economy Right Now Is…: 13 boomer money experts share their money concerns. (Aug. 15, 2011)

How To Use Annuities to Create Your Own Pension: Today’s new-and-improved annuities can be useful tools to beef up your retirement portfolio. (Aug. 1, 2011)

How I Did It: Buying a Foreclosure as an Investment Property: Thinking of snapping up an investment property? Here’s how to navigate the tricky foreclosure market. (July 18, 2011)

Recession Lessons Learned: As the economy rebounds, don’t forget these 6 lessons the downturn taught us. (June 20, 2011)

What To Do With Your Old 401(k): Leave it, roll it or withdraw it? (June 13, 2011)

401(k)s They Are A Changin’: What to do if your employer changes your 401(k) plan for the worse. (May 16, 2011)

7 Smart 2011 Tax Moves to Make Right Now: It’s too late to do much for your 2010 return, but you’ve got more than half a year to make 2011 better taxwise (April 11, 2011)

In Case of Emergency, Your 401(k) or IRA Should Be Your Last Resort: The right way and the wrong way to take early withdrawals from retirement accounts. (March 9, 2011)

Identity Theft Meets High-Tech: How to protect yourself in your ever-changing online life. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Make Retirement Work for You: Karin interviews John Nelson, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement. (Feb. 8. 2011)

Should You Rent or Buy?: Consider these factors befroe you make a big move in 2011. (Feb. 1, 2011)

10 Smart Money Minds Divulge Their Resolutions: Commitments range from improving their homes’ energy efficiency to tracking every penny to balancing their portfolios. (Jan. 10, 2010)

Save Like a Financial Whiz: Keep your eyes on these 5 key areas to plan the savviest saving strategies this year. (Jan. 6, 2011)

More Boomerangers Return To Live With Their Parents: How to survive your college graduate kids moving back home. (Dec. 30, 2010)

5 Steps to Rebuilding Your Credit: It’s not too late. You can save your credit score and make a full financial recovery. Here’s how. (Dec. 2, 2010)

10 Holiday Spending Tips: Shop early, stick to a budget and pay cash to avoid a financial hangover in January. (Nov. 24, 2010)

Should You Add a Roth 401(k) to Your Portfolio?: What you need to know before you sign up at work. (Nov. 16, 2010)

6 Ways to Gift Money to Family: Here’s how you can help relatives in need without handing over cash. (Nov. 8, 2010)

8 Easy Ways to Save $5,000 a Year: Invest your savings, and 10 years from now, you can be $78,918 richer. (Nov. 1, 2010)

Do You Have Enough Insurance?: Insurance isn’t a sexy topic, but there are plenty of policies that would shore up your financial plan. (Oct. 19, 2010)

The Return of the Death Tax?: The federal estate tax law is set for a dramatic change in 2011. (Sept. 7, 2010)

Why Roth IRAs Make Sense: TheA to Zs on the little retirement account the big (tax-free) bonus. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half (and Other Stories): Author and CouponMom.com founder Stephanie Nelson shows you how. (July 19, 2010)

9 Investing Rules for a Rocky Market: Follow these guidelines to protect (and grow) your nest egg. (July 13, 2010)

The Right Way to Say Goodbye to Credit: Avoid these mistakes when canceling credit cards. (June 29, 2010)

Dave Ramsey on Destroying Your Debt: Financial guru offers strategies for creating a budget. (June 14, 2010)

5 Smart Divorce Money Moves: Make sure the end of your marriage doesn’t derail your financial future. (June 8, 2010)

The 3-Step 401(k) Checkup: Here’s how you can monitor your money to ensure a financially healthy retirement. (May 24, 2010)

10 Things to Stash in Your ‘When I’m Dead’ File: Keep loved ones in the know by creating one central space for all your important information. (May 9, 2010)

Vacation With Retirement in Mind: It’s never too soon to start auditioning potential retirement locales to find a match. (April 30, 2010)

New Book Expounds on Frugal Life: Public radio editor Chris Farrell tells how to embrace post-recession saving and a green lifestyle. (April 11, 2010)

Retirement Budget Test: Take a good, long look at your finances before you leap into retirement. (April 9, 2010)

Saving for College vs. Saving for Retirement: You don’t have to choose just one. Heed these tips to tackle both successfully. (April 7, 2010)

Time to Hire a Financial Advisor?: Here’s a primer to help you decide. (March 24, 2010)

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