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The personal side of money.
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You don't need a lot of money to make a meaningful charitable contribution; you just have to be strategic.
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Asset allocation and diversification remain the best ways to control portfolio risk during volatile markets.
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While money should never be the reason to marry, tying the knot can be good for your mutual bottom line.
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While working past age 70 could mean higher Social Security benefits, it could also mean higher taxes and more.
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Trying to improve your financial habits? Here are seven hacks to help you get on track—and stay there.
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Getting a big refund doesn't mean you're paying less in taxes. It means you may need to do some better tax planning.
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Can you successfully answer five basic financial literacy questions? Here's a way to test your financial knowledge.
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If your employer lets you decide between a traditional and a Roth 401(k), consider choosing both!
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You're never too old to keep saving. And now the SECURE Act gives you added incentive—even past age 70.
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Thinking of downsizing? There can be considerable financial rewards, but that's not the only consideration.

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