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12 Things You Must Know About Claiming and Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
Basics

12 Things You Must Know About Claiming and Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Claiming Social Security benefits at the right time means more money in your pocket. Here’s a guide to everything from knowing your full retirement ag…
May 4, 2022
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

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 FIRE Movement Is Alive and Well
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The FIRE Movement Is Alive and Well

The pandemic didn’t derail the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement. In fact, it gave it new life.
February 24, 2022
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents
retirement

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
What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?
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What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?

Your score helps lenders assess the likelihood you’ll repay a loan. It can also help you assess your credit health.
December 20, 2021

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2021 Holiday Tipping Guide: 18 People You Should Remember
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2021 Holiday Tipping Guide: 18 People You Should Remember

Service workers deserve special recognition for the help they provide during COVID. That makes holiday tipping all the more important this year.
December 3, 2021
Earn 7.12% With Series I Bonds
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Earn 7.12% With Series I Bonds

A savings or money market deposit account is best for quick cash, but I bonds can fit into a longer-term savings plan.
November 29, 2021
Traditional IRA Basics: 10 Things You Must Know
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Traditional IRA Basics: 10 Things You Must Know

A traditional IRA can be a powerful retirement-savings tool but you need to understand contribution limits, RMDs, rules for beneficiaries under the SE…
November 22, 2021
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare

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
Should I Use Credit or Debit?
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Should I Use Credit or Debit?

Credit cards offer more protections and rewards, but debit cards reduce the temptation to overspend.
October 4, 2021
How to Complain (and Get Results), with Emma Patch
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How to Complain (and Get Results), with Emma Patch

In today's customer-service environment, getting through and getting results takes determination — and skill. We'll talk about techniques to help you …
September 7, 2021
Think Twice About Applying for Credit
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Think Twice About Applying for Credit

Credit card issuers are offering a lot of incentives, but your credit score could suffer.
August 27, 2021
Should You Invest in Crypto?
Becoming an Investor

Should You Invest in Crypto?

Before you put any money into cryptocurrencies, establish a core portfolio in line with your investing goals.
August 25, 2021
Know When to Sell a Stock
Becoming an Investor

Know When to Sell a Stock

The decision to sell isn't easy. Use our guide whether you're taking profits or tossing a loser.
June 25, 2021
Earn 3.54% With Series I Bonds
Financial Planning

Earn 3.54% With Series I Bonds

A savings or money market deposit account is best for quick cash, but I bonds can fit into a longer-term savings plan.
June 23, 2021
Why You Need a Roth IRA
Roth IRAs

Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.
June 14, 2021
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Fix Your Credit Reports

Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
May 24, 2021
How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement
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How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement

Applying for a Social Security replacement card, especially online, can be fairly straightforward. You just need the right documentation on hand.
April 2, 2021
Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?
Financial Planning

Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?

If your current account has a reliable history of strong yields, it might be worth sticking around.
February 23, 2021
Refer a Friend to Your Bank or Credit Card—and Reap Rewards
Making Your Money Last

Refer a Friend to Your Bank or Credit Card—and Reap Rewards

Some major card issuers are giving referral bonuses to eligible cardholders.
January 27, 2021
A Retiree’s Guide to Key Dates in 2021
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A Retiree’s Guide to Key Dates in 2021

It's critical -- and financially sound -- to hit these important financial deadlines spaced throughout the year.
January 8, 2021
15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties
Making Your Money Last

15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties

If you’re searching for foreclosures for sale for your next home or to flip for a profit, these websites will guide you to foreclosures to buy.
January 6, 2021
A Memoir to Record Your Life Story
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A Memoir to Record Your Life Story

Engaging with a company that will write your life story could be a lasting gift to yourself or a family member.
December 18, 2020
Find Higher Yields for Your Cash
Financial Planning

Find Higher Yields for Your Cash

Interest rates are scraping bottom, but here’s a road map to accounts that will help your money grow.
November 24, 2020
How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You

As you're signing up for Medicare, you must learn the basics of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and even doug…
September 30, 2020
Snag a New Account Bonus
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Snag a New Account Bonus

But choose an account that makes sense for the long run.
August 19, 2020