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The personal side of money.
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You can contribute to both a Roth 401(k) and IRA, but putting the max in your 401(k) first can keep things simple.
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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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Millennials value freedom and flexibility. Fortunately, today's retirement saving vehicles can offer them both.
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Back to school is a great time to focus on financial education. See what teachers are doing—and how you can help.

Whether you’re a recent college grad, starting your first job, or just trying to get a handle on your finances, these basic money skills make for a solid foundation.

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Technically, you can use a single 529 account for multiple children. But there are lots of reasons not to.
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Are your kids' extracurricular activities straining your budget? Don't go into debt. Plan ahead instead.
If you’re in your 20s, or even older, now is the perfect time to start saving for retirement—even if it seems far away.
Are you prepared financially for an emergency? 40 percent of Americans wouldn’t be able to cover a $400 unexpected expense.
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Millions of Americans are unprepared for a financial emergency. Carrie provides clear-cut advice for creating a safety net.

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