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For Financially Responsible Kids, Do NOT Do These 3 Things
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For Financially Responsible Kids, Do NOT Do These 3 Things

The key to putting your kids on the right financial path can be boiled down into one sentence.
July 1, 2020
10 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class
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10 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Tax breaks aren't just for the rich. There are plenty of them that are only available to middle- and low-income Americans.
June 30, 2020
Resources for alternative forms of transportation needed by many older adults
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Resources for alternative forms of transportation needed by many older adults

For many older adults, having an alternative mode of transportation may be the difference between independence and social isolation.
June 29, 2020
Household Budget Worksheet
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Household Budget Worksheet

A good budget helps you reach your spending and savings goals. Work out a proposed household budget by inputting your sources of income and projected …
June 18, 2020
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The Answers to More RMD Questions
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The Answers to More RMD Questions

The CARES Act made 2020 required minimum distributions optional. But what are your next moves?
June 12, 2020

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Property Tax Breaks for Retirees
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Property Tax Breaks for Retirees

Planning to buy a home in a different state? Property taxes should be examined closely, because they can be quite a bit higher than income taxes in ma…
June 10, 2020
Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will
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Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will

Create a legacy letter to communicate values, experiences and life lessons to your family.
June 9, 2020
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Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement
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Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement

Yes, many of us have taken a big hit. Stick to your principles — and be flexible.
June 8, 2020
13 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement
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13 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

RV-loving retirees talk about the downsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other recreational vehicle.
June 8, 2020
52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020
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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
4 Legal Documents Everyone Needs on Hand
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4 Legal Documents Everyone Needs on Hand

COVID-19 has forced a lot of people to think about hard life-and-death decisions. Filling these documents out now will make sure you and your loved on…
June 5, 2020
The Wage Gap Persists Into Retirement
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The Wage Gap Persists Into Retirement

The difference can compound and leave women with far less retirement income.
June 5, 2020
Where to Put Your Money Now: Our 2020 Midyear Investing Outlook
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Where to Put Your Money Now: Our 2020 Midyear Investing Outlook

The market is finding its way in a changed landscape. Our advice: Tilt toward stocks rather than bonds and cash, and favor U.S. over international hol…
June 5, 2020
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Why I’m Optimistic
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Why I’m Optimistic

If we look ahead and see straight—and focus on what’s good for all of us—we will emerge from the darkest hours even stronger.
June 5, 2020
How to Get Your Money Back
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How to Get Your Money Back

Some refund policies have been relaxed during the pandemic, but reimbursement isn’t always automatic.
June 5, 2020
A View of Life After the Pandemic
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A View of Life After the Pandemic

Among the forecasts: The work-from-home trend will last, and we’ll welcome more robots.
June 5, 2020
The Long-Term Cost of Stimulus Spending
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The Long-Term Cost of Stimulus Spending

Heavy borrowing already on the books before the crisis hit will make the recovery even tougher.
June 5, 2020
Lessons for Kids From the Crisis
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Lessons for Kids From the Crisis

One of the greatest opportunities presented by the pandemic is to give children an appreciation for the workings of the economy.
June 5, 2020
How to Find a Financial Planner You Trust
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How to Find a Financial Planner You Trust

Use our road map to find an adviser who will truly look out for your best interests.
June 5, 2020
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Finding Affordable Health Care Now
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Finding Affordable Health Care Now

The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs — and their health coverage. Here’s a guide to finding affordable insurance.
June 4, 2020
Milliennials Face Their Second Recession
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Milliennials Face Their Second Recession

Forty percent of millennials say the pandemic will likely cause them to delay payments on their debts. Does that include you? Time to take action.
June 4, 2020
When Savings Bonds Make Sense
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When Savings Bonds Make Sense

Series I savings bonds are safe options, but don’t go all in.
June 3, 2020
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
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8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to July 15, many people haven't filed their tax return yet. That also means there are a lot of tax refu…
June 2, 2020
9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
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9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

Locking up certain important documents and valuables in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.
June 1, 2020
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Certain documents and valuables, including certain things with sentimental value, should be stored securely at your bank.
June 1, 2020