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The Credit Report Mistake 1 in 3 Americans Make

Considering you can pull your report for free each year, it's puzzling that 35% of adults don't. How this oversight can cost you.

How to Budget
Your May 2015 Financial To-Dos

Kick National Fitness Month into high gear with five money tasks to help keep both your physical and financial health in check.

Saving
What College Fund? Less Than Half of Parents Save for Higher Ed

A poll finds only 48% of moms and dads sock away for junior’s tuition—and just as many are making this mistake with their savings.

How to Budget
Worth It or a Waste? 6 Premium Services That Can Pay Off

From concierge doctors to home stagers, we examine popular white-glove services that are—and aren't—worth the inflated price tag.

Insurance
Car Insurance Across the Country: Where Drivers Are Hit Hardest

New data reveals some states charge premiums that are more than twice the national average! Is yours one of them?

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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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.

Insurance
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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