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The Best Bank for You, 2022
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The Best Bank for You, 2022

Check out our list of the best candidates for your next financial institution based on interest rates, fees and other features.
June 23, 2022
Strategies to Pay Down Your Credit Card Debt
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Strategies to Pay Down Your Credit Card Debt

Consider these smart strategies to eliminate or reduce what you owe.
June 17, 2022
Retirement Living: Home Is a Boat in the Caribbean
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Retirement Living: Home Is a Boat in the Caribbean

Sure, the quarters are close and you have to navigate a sea change in your lifestyle. But for some, retiring on a boat is the right way to go.
June 9, 2022
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

These valuables and documents, along with some items you hold dear, should be stored securely at your bank.
May 18, 2022
Age Bias in the Workplace: Still a Battle for Older Workers
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Age Bias in the Workplace: Still a Battle for Older Workers

Many older Americans face age bias in the workplace even though federal law prohibits discriminating against workers 40 and older.
May 9, 2022

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7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
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7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. But Medicare Advantage has problems, too.
May 4, 2022
The Price of Leaving 401(k) Money Behind
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The Price of Leaving 401(k) Money Behind

Many baby boomers have worked for at least six employers during their career. Leaving 401(k) funds dormant can be costly.
April 19, 2022
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores
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Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores

You might be surprised by some of the items you can and should purchase for just a buck.
April 19, 2022
Retirees, Here's How to Make a Medigap Switch to Save Money
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Retirees, Here's How to Make a Medigap Switch to Save Money

You want to find the best Medicare medigap plan for your budget. Sometimes that means changing things up. Here's some guidance.
March 30, 2022
Alternatives to Amazon Prime for Free Shipping and More
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Alternatives to Amazon Prime for Free Shipping and More

You don’t need to pay Amazon Prime’s juiced $139 annual fee to find a wide swath of products online at different retailers.
March 15, 2022
Turning a Reverse Mortgage into a Retirement Investment Tool
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Turning a Reverse Mortgage into a Retirement Investment Tool

Most people think of reverse mortgages as just standalone loans. But some financial experts are seeing them as an investment strategy that lets peopl…
March 7, 2022
Getting Around the Stretch IRA Block
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Getting Around the Stretch IRA Block

Leaving behind a huge tax bill for your heirs with the stretch IRA scuttled? Here are some ways around it as lawmakers consider an updated SECURE Act.
March 3, 2022
Seven Things You Should Know About Winning a Lottery Jackpot
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Seven Things You Should Know About Winning a Lottery Jackpot

It’s definitely not likely you’ll hit big. But if you win, you could be happy for years to come — no matter what the naysayers tell you.
March 1, 2022
18 States With Scary Death Taxes
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18 States With Scary Death Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy, but several states have their own estate taxes and inheritance taxes t…
February 23, 2022
Credit Card Interest Rates to Rise, Too
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Credit Card Interest Rates to Rise, Too

Many cardholders don't know their interest rates. Now would be a good time to know yours.
February 18, 2022
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents
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How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents

If you're wintering in Florida but live in a high-tax state up north during the summer months, you can save a lot of money by establishing permanent r…
February 10, 2022
40 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2022
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40 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2022

Amazon Prime membership will soon rise to $139 a year. Get your money's worth by following this guide to the best Prime perks to use for the rest of 2…
February 3, 2022
The “Gray Resignation” with Liz Windisch
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The “Gray Resignation” with Liz Windisch

Pandemic pressures (and high stock and real estate values) are leading many to try to move up retirement. Plus, tax-filing season gets under way.
January 25, 2022
Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance
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Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance

Comparing prices on policies and bundling your coverage may save you money.
December 22, 2021
How to Nix Checking Fees
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How to Nix Checking Fees

Strictly free accounts aren’t the only way to bank - almost all banks and credit unions offer ways around paying fees.
December 20, 2021
Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback
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Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback

Advocates say the Postal Service can provide access to an essential financial system while bolstering its own economic position.
December 20, 2021
Honey, We Need to Talk About Money
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Honey, We Need to Talk About Money

Instead of focusing on the numbers, couples might have more success discussing their goals.
November 24, 2021
Where to Find Emergency Cash
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Where to Find Emergency Cash

Even if you're debt-averse, having a credit card to pay for emergencies could be an important lifeline.
November 22, 2021
What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Closed
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What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Closed

The issuer may restore your account with the previous terms, or it may request that you reapply for the card.
November 22, 2021
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
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11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
November 16, 2021
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
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How to Haggle for Almost Anything

These strategies will help you negotiate a better price for just about any product or service.
September 30, 2021