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Bill and Melinda Gates End Their Marriage, But Their Inspiration Lives on
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Bill and Melinda Gates End Their Marriage, But Their Inspiration Lives on

Their shared commitment to giving inspired others — including me — to give big, too. I formed the non-profit Savvy Ladies to help women take financia…
May 5, 2021
Umbrella Insurance – Do I Need It?
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Umbrella Insurance – Do I Need It?

You might think your home and auto insurance offer more than enough coverage, but if you’re wrong, one very bad day could wipe out your wealth. That’s…
May 5, 2021
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by May 17 than just filing your federal in…
May 4, 2021
How NFL Draftees Can Avoid Going Broke
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How NFL Draftees Can Avoid Going Broke

It’s an all-too-common fate for many — but it’s avoidable with a little planning, according to a financial planner specializing in helping professiona…
May 3, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
May 3, 2021

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The Consequences of Gray Divorce
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The Consequences of Gray Divorce

Divorce has financial consequences for everyone, no matter what your age. But for those 50 and up, there are some special circumstances that make divo…
May 2, 2021
10 Ways to Fail Miserably at Office Politics
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10 Ways to Fail Miserably at Office Politics

Successfully navigating the workplace takes social skills as well as job smarts. To get ahead, make sure you avoid these 10 office politics blunders.
May 2, 2021
Estate-Planning Your Stuff with T. Eric Reich
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Estate-Planning Your Stuff with T. Eric Reich

What to do with the house, the vacation house and the china? We talk with a financial adviser who's got some wise counsel. Also, who makes up the so-c…
May 2, 2021
Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin This Month
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Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin This Month

The IRS will start issuing automatic refunds sometime in May to people eligible for the unemployment benefit tax exemption.
May 1, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. It looks like Pr…
April 30, 2021
Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too
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Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too

The plan’s health care provisions could deliver big savings for early retirees and laid-off workers.
April 29, 2021
Getting a Used Car Deal in a Tight Market
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Getting a Used Car Deal in a Tight Market

Cars are scarce and prices have gone up. Use these strategies to find the best values.
April 29, 2021
4 Ways to Use Mobile Wallets
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4 Ways to Use Mobile Wallets

Beyond contactless payments, mobile wallets let you send money to a friend, get cash-back rewards and more.
April 28, 2021
Surprise Medical Bills Are Coming to an End
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Surprise Medical Bills Are Coming to an End

With the No Surprises Act taking effect in 2022, patients will no longer live in fear of receiving an unexpected and exorbitant medical bill for emerg…
April 27, 2021
3 Money ‘Musts’ for Every One of Us, Inspired by Financial Literacy Month
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3 Money ‘Musts’ for Every One of Us, Inspired by Financial Literacy Month

Now more than ever, those preparing for retirement need to understand their finances and the impact their decisions have on their financial future. He…
April 27, 2021
7 Financial Education Tips Kids Won’t Learn in School
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7 Financial Education Tips Kids Won’t Learn in School

Preparing your child (or grandchild) for a lifetime of financial independence starts with these seven money and investment lessons.
April 27, 2021
The Charitable Advantage of Donor-Advised Funds
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The Charitable Advantage of Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are a simple way for anyone to give back: You don’t have to be older or wealthy to take part and make a difference.
April 27, 2021
Legal Advice for Parents with Kids in That ‘Awkward Stage’ of Semi-Adulthood
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Legal Advice for Parents with Kids in That ‘Awkward Stage’ of Semi-Adulthood

Your child is over 18 and legally an adult, but still your dependent. Say he’s away at school and is in a car crash. Would you have the right to talk …
April 26, 2021
Home Upgrades that Pay Off
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Home Upgrades that Pay Off

Some affordable renovations recoup most of their cost when you sell.
April 24, 2021
5 Strategies to Teach Kids Financial Independence
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5 Strategies to Teach Kids Financial Independence

Passing down your financial know-how is an important job for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, but it’s easier said than done. Here are five pr…
April 24, 2021
11 Places That Will Pay You to Live There
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11 Places That Will Pay You to Live There

Working remotely? You may want to check out these places that'll pay you to move there.
April 23, 2021
7 Ways to Utilize Your Life Insurance Policy’s Cash Value
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7 Ways to Utilize Your Life Insurance Policy’s Cash Value

If you no longer need life insurance, don't just cancel the policy and cash out. Instead, consider one of these strategies to capitalize on its value …
April 23, 2021
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
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10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing your passport book or card, a spare key, or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft -- or worse.
April 23, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021? The Dates May Have Leaked
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021? The Dates May Have Leaked

Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. It looks like Pr…
April 22, 2021
Did You Know Your Financial Adviser Can ‘Fire’ You as a Client? Here Are 6 Times When They Should
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Did You Know Your Financial Adviser Can ‘Fire’ You as a Client? Here Are 6 Times When They Should

It’s a sensitive topic, but sometimes it’s necessary for a financial professional to cut ties with a client. Here are six scenarios where it may be th…
April 22, 2021