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Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care
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Healthy Living on a Budget

Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care

Adults who increase their physical activity pay hundreds less per year for health care, a new study shows.
July 29, 2021
22 Secrets to Save Money on Travel
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Travel

22 Secrets to Save Money on Travel

We all dream of taking that perfect solo or family vacation, but planning on a budget can be hard.
July 10, 2021
Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers
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credit & debt

Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers

What money-management guidance can we glean from the words — and experience — of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and others?
July 1, 2021
7 of the Best Places to Retire
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places to live

7 of the Best Places to Retire

These small cities check all the boxes for an affordable, active retirement.
June 24, 2021
Super Deals and Discounts for 2021
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Smart Buying

Super Deals and Discounts for 2021

Consumer prices are popping as the economy reopens, and that means finding good values is more important than ever. We uncovered bargains on everythin…
May 25, 2021
Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know
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annuities

Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know

Not all annuities are alike, and some may not be appropriate for you. How much do you know about these investment products?
May 21, 2021
10 Things You Must Know About Becoming a Millionaire
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wealth creation

10 Things You Must Know About Becoming a Millionaire

Think you are a millionaire in the making? Read on to see what it takes to be truly destined for wealth.
April 26, 2021
10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
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retirement

10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement

You worked hard to build your retirement nest egg. But do you know how to minimize taxes on your savings?
April 7, 2021
10 States With the Highest Beer Taxes
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Tax Breaks

10 States With the Highest Beer Taxes

Find out where you'll spend the most money on some suds.
March 24, 2021
How to Build (or Rebuild) Wealth
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Financial Planning

How to Build (or Rebuild) Wealth

Our 11-part plan will help you establish a solid financial foundation or take stock of your progress.
March 22, 2021
Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas
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home

Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
January 23, 2021
SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges
Business Costs & Regulation

SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges

The complaints are a reminder to investors who pay low or no commissions to investigate more-opaque costs.
January 21, 2021
10 States With the Lowest Beer Taxes
Tax Breaks

10 States With the Lowest Beer Taxes

If you want to get a brew that won't strain your wallet, consider pouring up in these 10 states.
November 21, 2020
19 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Financial To-Go Kit
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personal finance

19 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Financial To-Go Kit

If disaster strikes, do you have your important financial documents ready to go in case you need to leave your home in a hurry? Here's what you'll nee…
November 6, 2020
15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021
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personal finance

15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021

We offer tips on how to save money and improve your finances for the coming year.
October 29, 2020
13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More
13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More
spending

13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More

We offer up several ways to get the most bang for your buck whether investing in yourself or others.
October 1, 2020
Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2020
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Roth IRAs

Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2020

The Roth IRA contribution limit remains the same for 2020 as it was for 2019. Retirement savers 50 and older can contribute an extra amount. Income li…
October 1, 2020
Americans Are Stockpiling Cash
Coronavirus and Your Money

Americans Are Stockpiling Cash

With no place to go and businesses closed, we are saving more than ever.
September 30, 2020
18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
Smart Buying

18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Before tossing these items into your virtual shopping cart, be sure to read Amazon's return policy first.
September 17, 2020
The Five Top Consumer Complaints
Smart Buying

The Five Top Consumer Complaints

Here are the top five complaints from a survey of state and local agencies from 19 states.
August 27, 2020
Retiree Health Care Costs Are Rising
Healthy Living on a Budget

Retiree Health Care Costs Are Rising

Factors driving the increase include longer life spans, health care inflation and health bills for those who retire before they’re eligible for Medica…
August 18, 2020
The 2020 Election and Your Money
Politics

The 2020 Election and Your Money

We’ve assessed how the presidential candidates’ stances on financial issues will affect your wallet.
July 31, 2020
Turning 60 in 2020? Expect Lower Social Security Benefits
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Coronavirus and Your Money

Turning 60 in 2020? Expect Lower Social Security Benefits

When you file for Social Security, the amount you receive may be lower.
July 30, 2020
Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know
Financial Planning

Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know

Not all annuities are alike, and some may not be appropriate for you. How much do you know about these investment products?
July 27, 2020
52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020
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Smart Buying

52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020

With a special nod to those of you spending more time at home, we found dozens of deals and discounts, plus ways to save (or make) money.
June 6, 2020
The Wage Gap Persists Into Retirement
retirement

The Wage Gap Persists Into Retirement

The difference can compound and leave women with far less retirement income.
June 5, 2020
Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits
credit & debt

Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits

If you haven’t used a card in awhile, make a small purchase with it to keep it open. It’s good for your credit score.
June 4, 2020