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Make a Plan for Your Parents' Care
Caregiving

Make a Plan for Your Parents' Care

The ideal time to begin talking with your parents is before they need care.
January 24, 2022
22 Products You’ll Waste Money Buying at Warehouse Clubs
Costco

22 Products You’ll Waste Money Buying at Warehouse Clubs

We talked to shopping experts to find out which products shoppers should steer clear of (and why) at warehouse clubs Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s.
January 22, 2022
Last-minute Gifts That Save Money All Year
spending

Last-minute Gifts That Save Money All Year

Supply chain issues may not have motivated you to buy early and now you’re panicked. No need to worry; we’ve got you covered.
December 9, 2021
Honey, We Need to Talk About Money
Women & Money

Honey, We Need to Talk About Money

Instead of focusing on the numbers, couples might have more success discussing their goals.
November 24, 2021
How to Choose the Right Payment App
banking

How to Choose the Right Payment App

Using PayPal, Venmo, Zelle and other apps is convenient, but there are pros and cons to each.
November 23, 2021

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Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big
Smart Buying

Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big

Competition is fierce, and carriers are dangling free phones and streaming subscriptions.
November 23, 2021
Are You Financially Ready to Have Children?
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Are You Financially Ready to Have Children?

Yes, children are expensive. Can you handle it? A financial planner with a new baby at home has some helpful suggestions and guidelines for all the po…
November 22, 2021
Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody
Becoming a Homeowner

Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody

The National Flood Insurance Program is getting an overhaul that could send your rates up (or down). We dig into what's changing with this coverage th…
November 19, 2021
Smart Money Moves to Make Before Year End
Financial Planning

Smart Money Moves to Make Before Year End

You can take action now to lower your taxes, save money and enhance your finances for 2022.
November 15, 2021
10 Ways to Save On Your Cell Phone Plan
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10 Ways to Save On Your Cell Phone Plan

We’ve rounded up 10 techniques to cut expenses on both your cell phone plan and your device.
November 10, 2021
10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families
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10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families

Service members face a range of threats – from the lethal to the financial. A wide array of generous benefits and programs are meant to offset some of…
November 9, 2021
13 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class
Tax Breaks

13 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Middle-class Americans are still feeling a financial squeeze. Fortunately, there are several tax breaks to help those who are struggling financially.
November 8, 2021
Flood Insurance May Cost You More
Becoming a Homeowner

Flood Insurance May Cost You More

New national rating procedures will raise premiums for more than 3.8 million policyholders.
October 29, 2021
Make the Most of Your Charitable Donations
Financial Planning

Make the Most of Your Charitable Donations

Take a closer look at whether you’re getting the most bang for your donated bucks.
October 28, 2021
Spending Like It’s 2019
Smart Buying

Spending Like It’s 2019

Setting spending targets and using budgeting apps can help tame the urge to live it up (now that we can again).
October 27, 2021
Saving for College? Everything You Need to Know About 529 Plans
529 Plans

Saving for College? Everything You Need to Know About 529 Plans

529 plans offer considerable convenience and potential tax savings when putting money aside for education. That said, there are still a range of rules…
October 22, 2021
The Pros and Cons of Target Date Funds with Tony Drake
Financial Planning

The Pros and Cons of Target Date Funds with Tony Drake

The simplicity of target date funds has made them popular, particularly among 401(k) savers. But investors may be paying a price.
October 19, 2021
The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
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The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In

Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
October 13, 2021
Negotiate a Better Deal
Smart Buying

Negotiate a Better Deal

For a price break on a number of products and services, all you have to do is ask. But first read up on tactics the experts use.
September 30, 2021
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
Smart Buying

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
Readers Share Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids
Raising Money-Smart Kids

Readers Share Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids

What's the right age for a child to have their own credit card? Opinions vary.
September 29, 2021
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.
September 25, 2021
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.
September 24, 2021
Yes, Your 401(k) Has Its Perks, But It’s Not the Only Way to Save
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Yes, Your 401(k) Has Its Perks, But It’s Not the Only Way to Save

Tax diversification can play a vital role in stretching your retirement savings. Here’s how to achieve the flexibility you need with a three-bucket sy…
September 20, 2021
18 Things You Should Know Before Shopping at Trader Joe’s
Smart Buying

18 Things You Should Know Before Shopping at Trader Joe’s

Everything you need to know to save money and shop smarter at the quirky Trader Joe’s supermarket chain.
September 16, 2021
15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco
Making Your Money Last

15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

From its house brand Kirkland Signature lineup to name brands and hidden gems, the warehouse club offers bargains aimed at mature shoppers.
September 8, 2021