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The President's Radical 529 Plan: Eliminating Tax Benefits

Experts say a potential change to 529 withdrawals could lead to a drop in contributions. Here's how your plan could be affected.

Economic Crystal Ball: 3 Investing Bigwigs Offer Market Predictions for 2015

From a tamer bull market to turmoil abroad, pundits share what they believe will impact this year’s financial landscape.

6 Take-Charge Hacks to Help Beat Financial Procrastination in 2015

We've gathered six strategies that can help you stop delaying the money-related tasks that enable you to reach your goals.

January Financial Check-In: What You Should Know About Your Money This Month

Box up the ornaments, sweep up those pine needles—and dive into our roundup of must-know money stories for the first month of '15.

Loans & Mortgages
Mortgage Insurance Rates Take a Big Dip

The FHA is slashing the cost of mortgage insurance to just .85% of a loan's value. Why it's good news for first-time buyers.

Top Money Mistakes To Avoid

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.

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.

Things You're Embarrassed To Ask

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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 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.

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.

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.

Checklist: 5 Things to School Yourself On Before You Shop for Life Insurance

For many, it's up there with doing taxes. But getting a policy really isn't that onerous—especially if you review these to-dos.


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