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Manage your money
Are you on track to meet your financial goals? Follow these five steps to find out.
Want to make a life change but feel you can't financially? Start a freedom fund.
Donating stock (as opposed to cash) to a nonprofit can benefit both you and the charity.
Should you sell your house in a down market? Pay attention to both your wallet and the issues that impact your quality of life.
Learn to invest
What can Halloween teach you about money? Personal finance and investing don't have to be scary when you avoid these common mistakes.
My Jordan sneaker collection is an example of diversification in your portfolio. Explore why that is important.
Build your financial independence
Plan for major life expenses
Ready to face the return of student loan repayments? Conquer your budget by tracking expenses, cutting back on non-essentials, and balancing debt payment with retirement savings.
Save for retirement
There are ways to build retirement security for a nonworking spouse, but it takes careful planning as a couple.
You can't fund an IRA with child support—or even alimony if divorced after 2018—but you can still invest it wisely.
If your employer lets you decide between a traditional and a Roth 401(k), consider choosing both!
New changes in the military retirement system give greater importance to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Here's why.
Financial literacy for the next generation
Help your loved ones
Talking through these five money topics as your parents age could help bring peace of mind and relief to both you and your parents.
If you receive a sudden windfall, take time to review your financial picture before you start spending.
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.