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It’s old news that employers screen job candidates’ Facebook accounts, but they aren’t the only ones checking out your social media activity online. Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles - The Wall Street Journal

Gearing up to make a big purchase? Check out this savings trick that 95% of consumers miss. Know These Major Retailers’ Online Price-Match Policies Before You Buy - Lifehacker

New research from the Boston Fed shows that Americans make most of their purchases using a debit card. How do your spending habits compare? Cash Is Still King-ish – The Billfold

If you’re working on a passion project outside of your 9-5 gig, it may seem like it’s impossible to get it all done … and still, you know, sleep. How to Make Time for Your Side Hustle (Even When You’re Busy) - The Daily Muse

The current low-interest rate environment may be great for borrowers, but some say that it punishes those who have always been good about socking away money. Is the Government Helping or Hurting Savers? - The Week

Contributing to an IRA or a 401(k)? You may be eligible for a government “match.” Tips for Claiming the Retirement Saver’s Credit - DailyFinance

These tips—like not checking your email the second that you arrive at work—can help you to be more productive in and out of the office.10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014 - Forbes

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A woman who hadn’t saved a penny for retirement shares how she got on track … in her late 40s. I Started Saving for Retirement—When It Was Almost Too Late

You may think that your income will increase in a straight line, but it turns out that this often isn’t the case. What Are Your ‘High-Earning Years’? A Guide to Your Pay in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

If you want to avoid that salary plateau, check out these added tips from a career expert. The Art of the ‘Zoom’: How to Supercharge Your Career

Three real people reveal how ditching credit cards resurrected their finances. From Drowning in Debt to Financially Flush: How the All-Cash Diet Changed My Life

Some of these financial tweaks only take a minute–and could save your thousands in the long run. 8 Tiny Changes That Can Yield Huge Results

Think it’s O.K. to miss a credit card payment once in a while? This and other myths are worse than you may realize. 10 Money Lies to Stop Telling Yourself by 30

This comprehensive—but totally manageable—list of money to-dos will help keep you on track for a prosperous 2014.Your Ultimate 2014 Financial Calendar