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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.

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.

Battle of the Budgeters: Where the Best Money Managers Live

A new report ranks towns across the nation on their budgeting prowess. Why Fargo, N.D., nabbed the top spot.

A Peek at Americans' Spending and Budgeting Habits

Labor Department data breaks down how the upper, middle and lower classes divvy up their earnings—with some surprising results.

Your April 2015 Financial To-Dos

It’s Financial Literacy Month, and we’re celebrating by getting a head start on these money must-dos for spring.

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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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