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The personal side of money.
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Giving stock can be both a financial gift and a personal finance lesson. But get the details first.
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It's hard to think of finances when a spouse has died, but don't ignore possible Social Security survivor benefits.
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Social Security benefits plus added income may make you comfortable—but the IRS may also want its share.
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Women are living longer than men but saving less for retirement. Here's why they need to save more—and sooner.
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Navigating your options for spousal (or ex-spousal) benefits.
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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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Finances cause problems for many couples. If you're in a serious relationship, have the money talk now.
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Involving kids in charitable giving is both a financial and personal lesson. Here are 5 ways to get their interest.
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It isn’t difficult to become an investor. Learn how to start investing with these five simple steps.
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Close to retirement? Here are some age-related dates and deadlines to put on your calendar.

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