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The Basics of Retirement Accounts

While everyone knows (or should know) the importance of saving for retirement, the vast menu of retirement savings plans can be quite confusing. Add in the questions of how they work and how much you should be contributing, and it can make your head spin. Learn the basics of retirement accounts and how to navigate using them
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Money Fights & How to Avoid Them

Money can be a hot topic for couples, leading to fights. Here’s a look at some of the best ways couples can successfully navigate financial issues together. These proven strategies can help you communicate more and argue less about money.
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Combining Finances And Talking to Your Spouse About Money

To merger or not to merge. That is the question. Money can be challenging to discuss, but it will eventually have to be a topic of discussion to help build a sustainable future with your partner. Learn how to talk about money and the questions you and your partner need to ask before combining your finances.
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Deconstructing the Debt Snowball

Americans are swimming – make that drowning – in credit card debt. Learn how the snowball method works and how to use it.
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Add More to Your Savings This Year

With these six tips, you can learn how to spend less to build up your bottom line.
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Improving Your Credit Score

If you’ve found yourself with a less-than-ideal credit score, there are a few ways you can improve it to help get you where you want to be.
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Teaching Kids to Be Smart With Money

Money may seem like a challenging topic to discuss with your children (especially when they are little), but it’s important to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
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Financial Mistakes to Avoid

The world of personal finance is a complex one. Here is a guild to make your financial plan more secure and tips to avoid common financial mistakes.
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12 Potential Red Flags of a Romance Scam

Romance scams are on the rise. Learn how to spot the potential red flags of a romance scam.
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Building Your Emergency Fund

Building your emergency fund from scratch can seem overwhelming. Learn how to get started here.
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Completing a Tax Return

Filing a tax return is a matter of following the line-by-line instructions that come with your tax form. Read about the elements you will need to understand to fill out your tax return from your gross income, special considerations, and more.
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How to Build a Resilient Budget

Budgeting is an essential component to our finances, and while it’s pretty basic from a distance, there’s truly a lot of planning and details that go into creating a good one.
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Safe at Home

Everything you need to know about home title fraud. Home title fraud — also called real estate fraud — is on the rise thanks to increasingly sophisticated scammers.
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What is Phishing?

What is phishing? Learn what it is, how to recognize it, and what to do if you spot a phishing attempt.
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Updating Your Retirement Plan

None of us are getting any younger. And life likely won’t get cheaper. This is why it’s a good idea to check in on your retirement plan at least once a year to make sure everything is where it needs to be – you’re saving enough and your investment portfolio is balanced, among other things.
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Cutting Costs on Subscription Services

Subscriptions' little monthly fees can creep into your budget and slowly drain your funds. Here are some ways to manage subscription costs.
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How to Start Investing (Even in a Bear Market)

There are few guarantees in life. But, through historic data and personal experience, we know that stock market investing has proven effective as a way to grow wealth. Still, millions of Americans choose not to invest at least some of their savings. Follow these steps to start investing.
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What is Inflation?

What is inflation? Inflation measures how much prices rise over time. When prices rise, the value of a dollar falls, and your purchasing power goes down.
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4 Ways to Pay for College (other than a savings account)

Paying out of pocket for college can be unrealistic for many. There are four additional ways to help supplement paying for higher education; Grants, Scholarships, Work Study, and Loans.

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