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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

20 Winning ETFs That Cut Through the Confusion

These days, investors can choose from more than 2,000 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), so many that picking a few good ones can be daunting. More than a dozen funds track versions of the S&P 500 alone. Plus, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

Costly Government Penalties Retirees Should Avoid

Retirees facing the challenge of making their nest eggs last as long as they do are often surprised by the devastating impact that taxes can have on their cash flow. Although many people welcome the upfront ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Places to Find Free Money

State treasuries and other agencies are holding more than $40 billion in unclaimed assets, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). Some of it could be yours. ...

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QUIZ
July 2017

The Retiree Tax Quiz

You worked hard for your retirement savings, so the idea of paying taxes on that money isn’t exactly appealing. However, if you know what you’re doing, you can avoid overpaying Uncle Sam. See how ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

11 Smart Moves to Make Your Money Last in Retirement

Financial advisers will tell you that the most telling — and risky — years of your retirement are the five before you leave the 9-to-5 world, and the five after you have forsaken a steady paycheck ...

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Family Finances
July 2017

5 Cheap Things to Do With Kids When School Is Out

Keep to a budget while keeping your children busy during breaks.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers

Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To help you prosper even more, in honor of Independence Day, consider what other founders of the United ...

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Banking
June 2017

Best Internet Banks 2017

Our top picks charge fewer, if any, fees and pay higher interest rates than traditional banks.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash This Summer

Maybe you're a teacher, with a couple months of downtime before the new school year in the fall. Or a student, hoping to pocket some summer spending money or get a jump-start on your retirement savings. ...

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Banking
May 2017

The Best Bank for You, 2017

These stellar banks and credit unions are making all the right moves to win satisfied customers.

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2017

Our Practical Investor's Portfolio

Columnist Kathy Kristof is putting her real money into the market so she can help you be a better investor.

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QUIZ
May 2017

Test Your Small Business Know-How

Starting your own small business may sound like a good deal. You can call the shots, set your own hours and eliminate long, pointless meetings. But how much do you know about getting started — a...

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Smart Buying
May 2017

Is Costco a Better Deal Than Sam’s Club?

We put the two leading warehouse clubs to the test over membership fees, product offerings and return policies.

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QUIZ
May 2017

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire?

Being a millionaire isn’t a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the a...

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Stocks & Bonds
May 2017

3 Dangerous Investing Mistakes to Avoid

Making these blunders with your money can really cost you.

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Travel
May 2017

31 Best Travel Sites to Save You Money

Find the best deals online for plane tickets, hotel rooms, vacation packages and car rentals, domestic or abroad.

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QUIZ
May 2017

What Do You Know about Wills and Trusts? Test Your Estate-Planning Smarts

Don’t freak out, but you’re going to die. Not today (we hope!), not tomorrow, but someday. And you’re probably not ready. Who is? But doing some planning could help put your mind more at ease ab...

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