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Your August 2015 Financial To-Dos

From checking your credit score to getting a jump on your taxes, here are 5 key money matters to tackle before the summer is over.

Banking
Interest Rate Creep? What a Fed Hike Could Mean for Your Finances

Rumor has it Fed Chair Janet Yellen is ready to make a move. Here's how her macro decision would impact you on a micro level.

Retirement
Retire by 40? 3 Couples Share How They Plan to Make It Happen

They may only be in their 30s (and 20s!), but these duos are using thrifty measures to call it quits and retire decades early.

Debt
Big Debt on Campus: Why Money Stress Tops Student Worries

Forget about exam woes—72% of college kids say they're stressed about personal finance. And student loans are just one concern.

How to Budget
Your July 2015 Financial To-Dos

Five quick exercises—like evaluating your cooling bills and revamping your LinkedIn profile—for a financially healthy month.

Top Money Mistakes To Avoid

Retirement
10 Retirement Myths That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Nest Egg

There are too many mistaken beliefs floating around about the “R” word. Here's the truth about saving for retirement.

Saving
9 Mistakes Not to Make With 529 Savings Plans

Need to save for college, but not quite sure how? These pitfalls should be on your radar.

Loans & Mortgages
7 Top Mortgage-Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

A home is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make. Be sure not to trip over these mortgage-shopping pitfalls.

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How to Budget
Newlyweds Checklist: 10 Steps to Mapping Out a Money Mission Statement for Couples

Every couple should have one—but few do. Here's how to draft a money mission statement for a sound future together.

Taxes
Checklist: 5 Top Year-End Tax Moves to Make—Today

From making an added mortgage payment to using up flex spending, there's still time to ease your tax burden—if you act fast.

Health
Health Insurance Checklist: 12 Coverage Terms Everyone Should Know

Insurance lingo got your head spinning? We define the need-to-know vocab that will help you get through open enrollment season.

Home
Checklist: I’m Ready for a Home! 9 Steps to Stress-Free Home-Buying

Homeownership tops many a lifetime to-do list—and many a financial fear list. Prime yourself for the big purchase with this guide.

How to Budget
Checklist: I Want to Start Building Good Financial Habits

Adopting these eight savvy money strategies—like paying yourself first—can help put you on the path to a firm financial future.

Kids
Checklist: I Want to Financially Prepare for a New Baby

Sleep isn't the only thing that takes a hit when you have an infant. But these to-dos can prep your finances before baby arrives.

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