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The Last Word: Wealth Club Tells You Why You Need a Will

You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make sure that your wishes are carried out in a timely and proper manner.



In our financial advice column for the centsless, Michael Fleck fields questions on how to get your money right. Leave your fortunes to wealthclub@goodinc.com.

We recently passed the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Tom Bridegroom—get some tissues before watching. He had been with his partner, Shane Bitney Crone, for six years. They traveled together, lived together and started a business together. They lived in California, yet had never been married.

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Wealth Club: The Hidden Costs of Pet Ownership

Dogs, cats, fish, and fowl make great companions. They can also blow up your budget. Wealth Club digs into pet accounting.


In our financial advice column for the centsless, Michael Fleck fields questions on how to get your money right. Send your pet's financial statements to wealthclub@goodinc.com.

There are a million reasons to get a pet. As a child, I grew up in a house that had six cats, four dogs, at least two guinea pigs and who knows how many goldfish—they usually died before I got home from the fair. Because I was comfortable with pets growing up, I always assumed that having them would be a no-brainer as an adult. Why wouldn’t you get an animal? They provide companionship, excitement and benefits to your health.

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Buy Your Future: Wealth Club's Best Investment Strategies

Don't know a stock from a bond? Wealth Club breaks strategic investing, including a powerful new tool, so you can beat the Wall Street fat cats.

Here’s a riddle. What’s better than one dollar? If you said feline patty-cake, you’d technically be right. But the answer I was looking for was two dollars.

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Pour Yourself a Drink—Wealth Club Walks You Through Your Tax Forms Wealth Club Walks You Through Your Tax Forms

In the second week of our tax tutorial, Wealth Club breaks down the basics of filing your federal income taxes.

In our financial advice column for the centsless, Michael Fleck fields questions on how to get your money right. Send your panicked tax queries to wealthclub@goodinc.com.

Last week, we started preparing for tax time. This week, we’ll delve a little deeper by looking at the first page of the 1040, the U.S. Individual Tax Return, the document that is the backbone of filing your taxes. There exists a 1040 A (simpler) and a 1040 EZ (simplest), but for the purposes of this column, I’m going to walk through the standard 1040. Why? Anyone can use it. If you grasp the basics of the 1040, you will understand the other two versions.

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