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Welcome to Of Independent Means, written by Cathy Curtis, CFP®.

Cathy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, InvestmentNews, Money Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine, has appeared on ABC, KTVU and KGO, and is a regular contributor to AOL’s DailyFinance business and financial news section. 

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Cathy Curtis, CFP® | Fee-Only Financial Planner, Oakland, CA

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This article is part three of a four-part series to help you reduce your spending this year. In part two, I took you through a …

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