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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
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
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Circumstances beyond its control have forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to ... not July.
May 29, 2020
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Practical Financial Tips for the 'Sandwich Generation'
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Practical Financial Tips for the 'Sandwich Generation'

Many people are stuck in the middle, caring for parents and children at the same time ... and they are getting squashed, emotionally and financially. …
May 29, 2020
Gray Divorce: Amicable Terms for Your Finances
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Gray Divorce: Amicable Terms for Your Finances

How does divorce after a lengthy marriage impact your investment strategies and long-term planning? Having a plan in place throughout the process is k…
May 28, 2020
12 Different Times When You Should Update Your Will
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12 Different Times When You Should Update Your Will

I can’t tell you how often I meet with clients who tell me they have been meaning to update their wills for years but never got around to doing it.
May 26, 2020
10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families
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10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families

Members of the military have a lot of special financial challenges that most people don’t encounter.
May 22, 2020
16 Ways to Get Your Finances in Better Shape for the New Normal
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16 Ways to Get Your Finances in Better Shape for the New Normal

With some states slowly opening back up their economies while others extend shelter in place orders, you may have lots of free time on your hand even …
May 21, 2020
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14 Must-Have Items for Your Home Emergency Kit
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14 Must-Have Items for Your Home Emergency Kit

Now more than ever, you need to be prepared to survive on your own in the case of disaster -- days without power, food or water from the tap.
May 21, 2020
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Best Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids
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Best Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids

With spring break right around the corner and the longer summer break not far behind, parents might be scrambling to find cost-friendly ways to keep t…
May 21, 2020
Thinking About Divorce? 5 Steps to Save Time, Money
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Thinking About Divorce? 5 Steps to Save Time, Money

When it comes to separating and getting divorced, when people are ready, they’re ready.
May 19, 2020
How to Transition into Retirement
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How to Transition into Retirement

Shifting into retirement can be bumpy, but having a plan (or stumbling upon one) can make the switch smoother.
May 18, 2020
A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Executor
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Executor

Whether you’re planning ahead for your own heirs or have been asked to serve as executor for someone else, it pays to understand what the role require…
May 12, 2020
Animal Crossing: 9 Personal-Finance Lessons From Nintendo's Hit Game
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Animal Crossing: 9 Personal-Finance Lessons From Nintendo's Hit Game

The video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become a sensation in short order.
May 8, 2020
Reaching for a Lifeline
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Reaching for a Lifeline

The theme of this issue is what to do about your money in the time of the coronavirus and a distressed economy.
May 8, 2020
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Get Help With Your Bills
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Get Help With Your Bills

Many lenders are offering breaks to borrowers hit by the coronavirus-fueled crisis.
May 7, 2020
Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?
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Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

As long as your financial institution is federally insured, your deposits are protected — up to certain limits.
May 7, 2020
9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly
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9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is providing a $1,200 check for millions of Americans.
May 6, 2020
Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More
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Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More

The coronavirus pandemic is killing our economy, and millennials are being hit particularly hard.
May 6, 2020
Struggling to Pay Child Support or Alimony Due to Coronavirus? Some Tips to Help
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Struggling to Pay Child Support or Alimony Due to Coronavirus? Some Tips to Help

If you are suffering financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, don't wait. Take action ASAP. Here's where to start and what to do until your income bo…
May 5, 2020
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13 Reasons to Shop at Walmart (Even If You Hate Walmart)
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13 Reasons to Shop at Walmart (Even If You Hate Walmart)

Let’s be honest: Many shoppers have a love-hate relationship with Walmart.
May 1, 2020
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

April 30, 2020
13 Financial Moves to Make After Losing a Spouse
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13 Financial Moves to Make After Losing a Spouse

Nothing upends your world like the death of a spouse, leaving you at a loss for what to do next.
April 29, 2020
Your 2020 Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other Questions Answered
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Your 2020 Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other Questions Answered

People have a lot of questions about the economic stimulus checks authorized by the CARES Act. We have answers.
April 22, 2020
15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus
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15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off…
April 21, 2020