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Manage your money
Looking for holiday gifts that don't break the bank? Here are five tips for giving while keeping costs in check.
If you find yourself constantly in debt, it's time to take control of your money. Here's how.
A financial plan is a great antidote to market uncertainty. Here's a decade-by-decade guide to help you stay on track.
Learn to invest
Recessions have the potential for very real financial hardship, but there are positive steps we can take to ease the impact.
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.
There are many unknowns when it comes to planning for retirement. Make sure you have a plan to address the biggest risks.
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.