Happy 529 Day, Car: Buy or Lease, and more bits…

Will closing old card hurt credit score?  My wife and I are trying to close out our credit cards. One of the issuers is advising me that closing the card could lower our credit score. Is this true? We have other credit cards that we are using. We have not been using this card but have had it the longest.

Happy 529 Day Fidelity Investments offers an infographic about the 529 plan. The infographic show five things to consider on 529 Day that will help to grow college savings accounts. 

Could Obamacare Prompt You to Retire Early While Americans remain deeply divided on the merits of the Affordable Care Act and skeptical about health insurance exchanges, they’re receptive to Obamacare provisions that could free them to change jobs or retire early, according to the latest Bankrate Health Insurance Pulse survey.

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car? Leasing often gets a bad rap. And no wonder: Its confusing terms sound like fodder for a course in high finance, and dealers have been known to slip bad deals past confused car buyers who simply wanted low monthly payments.

About 20% of new-car transactions are leases, but we’re convinced that more people should consider leasing.
Hidden Fees that Eat Up Your Retirement Savings Saving for retirement is important, but many retirement funds and savings accounts—even those offered by employers—often come loaded with fees that can take a serious bite out of your bottom line savings. Even worse, those fees aren’t well disclosed. Feex is a new service that sheds light on them.

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