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Dear Dave: My husband and I are close to having our home paid off and being completely debt-free. Can we dip into our emergency fund to pay off the house? — Enid

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Dear Dave: My wife and I are having a financial disagreement. I would like to go ahead and fully fund our Roth IRAs, even though we have about $10,000 in car loan debt. She, on the other hand, thinks we should pay off the debt first. We can probably have either one completed by the end of th…

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Dear Dave: I started listening to your radio show recently, and I heard you say people should have 10 to 12 times their yearly income in life insurance. I’m single, with no plans to get married. Plus, I don’t have any children. Do I still need a big life insurance policy like that? — Kris

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Dear Dave: Why do you seem to put so much emphasis on teaching young children about money? Isn’t there time for that later when they’re older? — Cyndi

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The first month of 2021 marked an end to a two-month decrease in unemployment as more people behind the pine curtain found themselves looking for jobs in January.

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Dear Dave: Do you think I should get a new hybrid car to save money on gas? A lot of my friends have done this, and with the rise in gas and oil prices lately, they’re telling me I should, too. According to them, I’ll save a ton of money, especially since I have a bigger car and a longer dri…

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Dear Dave: My husband started working at a new company about a year ago. As part of his sign on, they gave him $5,000 in company stock. The stock has nearly doubled in value since then, and we were wondering if we should buy more, considering how well it has done. — Cathi

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