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Manage your money
A financial plan is a great antidote to market uncertainty. Here's a decade-by-decade guide to help you stay on track.
Can you financially weather a storm—or flood or fire? Here's how to prepare, including packing a financial "go bag."
Especially for someone just starting out, contributing to an HSA has benefits that go beyond paying for healthcare.
Learn to invest
Will rising interest rates affect you personally? Most likely. No need to panic, but best to be aware.
Build your financial independence
Plan for major life expenses
Save for retirement
No 401(k)? Don't let that keep you from saving and investing for retirement. There are ways to create your own retirement plan.
Own a small business? Don't miss out on these opportunities to save for retirement and decrease taxable income.
You've got the basic concepts and tools, so are you ready to invest? Not quite. Read part 3 before you buy.
There are ways to build retirement security for a nonworking spouse, but it takes careful planning as a couple.
A custodial IRA can be a great way to teach a teen to save for the future—and manage money wisely in the present.
Financial literacy for the next generation
Help your loved ones
We can all take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones from financial fraud and exploitation.
Parents may not be comfortable being on the receiving end of financial help, but there's a way to do it tactfully.
Retire with confidence
It's hard to focus on finances after losing a spouse. But there are resources to turn to for help and support.
If you work past age 65, deciding when to enroll in Medicare depends on the size of your employer—and more.
Will Medicare cover you when traveling? It depends not only on where you go but also your type of Medicare policy.