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The personal side of money.
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Funding a grandchild's education can be complicated business. Be sure to consider all of your choices before making a decision.
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Even if you don't have earned income, there are both tax-deferred and taxable ways to save for your future.
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There are generous exclusions for capital gains on the sale of a home—but timing is crucial.
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Health insurance is expensive, but not having it could be financially devastating. Know your options.
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Everyone knows it's important to save. But how much? That depends on your goals and how long you have to reach them.
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Don't lose out on valuable benefits by collecting Social Security too early. Carefully weigh your options to get the best return on your money.
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Are you completely honest with your partner about your finances? Here's why you should be.
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Favorable tax treatment of scholarship money is only one way Uncle Sam may be able to help you with college costs.
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You may have a sizable savings account, but don't stop there. Here's why simply saving may not be enough.
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Close to retirement? Here are some age-related dates and deadlines to put on your calendar.

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