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A tax refund isn't really a windfall; it's hard-earned cash you overpaid to Uncle Sam. Now how will you use it?
Women face unique financial challenges regarding retirement. Know your Social Security options before you file.
Trying to teach your kids about money? Here are five common life lessons you can use to get their attention.
This April Fools' Day make sure you're not making some common—but foolish—money mistakes.
Creating a basic estate plan doesn't have to be a chore. It generally takes four basic documents and some soul searching.
Knowing certain tax basics can help you use tax software or talk to a tax professional with confidence.
Are you giving your girls and boys the same money messages? Here's why you should and how to do it.
Millions of Americans are unprepared for a financial emergency. Carrie provides clear-cut advice for creating a safety net.
With a higher standard deduction and fewer tax-deductible expenses allowed, tax prep could be a lot easier in 2018.
Finances cause problems for many couples. If you're in a serious relationship, have the money talk now.

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