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Your March 2015 Financial To-Dos

Celebrate the beginning of spring by using these five tasks to refresh and reorganize your financial life.

Charitable Giving Spikes: Why Americans Donated More in 2014

Last year, charitable gifts jumped to a record $456.7 billion—up 9% from 2013. So why do experts forecast a big dip this year?

Your February 2015 Financial To-Dos

Tackle these five simple tasks to stay on track with your 2015 money goals.

Your January 2015 Financial To-Dos

Start 2015 on the right financial foot by following these five steps to organizing your money life.

6 Things That Will Carry a Higher Price Tag in 2015

From coffee to shipping, some key expenditures will cost you more next year—but they'll be offset by savings in these five areas.

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Budgeting 101

If you want to reach your goals in life, there’s one thing you must do: have a budget. Learn why it’s important and how it can help you.



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.

I Want to Set Up a Budget

A budget is your first step to financial freedom! Start here to learn how to set up a foolproof budget that still allows room for fun.

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