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Student loans don’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, when used responsibly, they can lead to a more secure future.
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Have you and your spouse talked about Social Security strategies? Here's why you should.
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Trying to teach your kids about money? Here are five common life lessons you can use to get their attention.
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A financial plan doesn't require that you have a lot of money—and it doesn't have to cost you a penny.
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Closing financial accounts you no longer need can be a good idea—but take special care with credit cards.
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You have to have earned income to make an IRA contribution, but there are limitations and exceptions.
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The IRS-mandated maximum 401(k) contributions could leave you short. To find out if you’re on target, do the math!
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Is borrowing from your 401(k) the best approach when buying your first home?
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Is social media causing you to spend more than you can afford? Don't fall for FOMO.
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Millennials value freedom and flexibility. Fortunately, today's retirement saving vehicles can offer them both.

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