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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stretching Your Dollar by Shannon M. Medisky

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Chapter 15
Stretching Tomorrow’s Dollar Today
In This Chapter
• Extra employer benefits
• Housing considerations
• Preparing for retirement
• Tips for financing college costs
The very fact that you’re reading this book makes it clear you care about your money and how much you can get for every dollar you spend. You don’t want to sacrifice quality of life just becomes times are a little tougher. Often getting the best value for your future dollar means preparing and saving for tomorrow today. This chapter isn’t intended to be an exhaustive list, but it is meant to illustrate ways in which stretching your dollar now can help build more value and decrease your need to pinch pennies later.

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