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How to Set Up a Retirement Account

Choosing investments for a 401(k) or an IRA doesn’t have to be hard or intimidating—if you're armed with the right information.

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Train Your Brain to Be Happier About Saving

Here are four ways to make your future goals top of mind, so that saving can become a more rewarding experience.

July Financial Check-In: What You Need to Know About Your Money This Month

From changes on the student loan front to fresh research on investing choices, here are some recent headlines relevant to your finances.

What Is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

No one looks forward to paying Uncle Sam, but the AMT has an extra beastly reputation in the tax world—and here's why.

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Your July 2014 Financial To-Dos

Ready to celebrate National Savings Month? To help, here are five to-dos that will guide you toward saving success this summer.

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.

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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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Checklist: I Want to Do My Financial Planning for Getting Married

From nailing down home expenses to drafting a five-year financial plan, don't avoid these 10 money to-dos before tying the knot.

Checklist: I Want to Set Financial Goals for Myself

Financial goals help you create your dream life. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating one—and ensuring you follow through.

Checklist: I Lost My Job

Have you had a career hiccup? First of all, don't panic. Then, follow these steps to get back on track.

I Want to Leave the Nest

Whether you've just graduated or are back on your feet after a tough job search, moving out is a big step.

I Want to Dispute an Error on My Credit Report

Studies say up to 25% of credit reports contain errors, some of which could drag down your credit score.

I Want to Do My Taxes

This checklist gets you in and out of tax season with minimal fuss.



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