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Manage your money
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
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
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.
Financial literacy for the next generation
Help your loved ones
If you receive a sudden windfall, take time to review your financial picture before you start spending.
Open and honest communication can help you go into multigenerational living with your eyes wide open.
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.