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2015 Budget Prep: 5 Common Consumer Money Leaks to Plug Before the Clock Strikes Midnight

In the spirit of the season, we're gifting you a game plan for plugging some of the biggest (and sneakiest) money leak offenders.

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

Check out our handy roundup of major money news from the past few weeks that could impact your wallet (and well-being) into 2015.

The Marshmallow Approach to Retirement: 4 Science-Backed Ways to Build Up Your Nest Egg

If saving more is a top goal in 2015, consider this sweet approach, based on a famous study in self-control—and marshmallows.

5 Smart Tax Breaks You May Not Know About

From job-search expenses to helping out relatives, these often-overlooked ideas could land you a bonus, end-of-year deduction.

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Your December 2014 Financial To-Dos

Before you enter a Christmas-cookie coma, use our guide to make sure your finances are fully prepped for 2015.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.


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