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Earning
10 Questions for ... a Scholarship Coach

Forget relying on the beleaguered school counselor. For the best chance at college aid, consider hiring a scholarship master.

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

The past 30 days have been chock-full of money news, from skyrocketing stocks to just-released government statistics on the price of parenting.

Saving
6 Small Moves That Could Potentially Have a Big Impact on Your Retirement Savings

We've rounded up six small, retirement-focused moves you can do today that could help boost your nest egg savings down the line.

Credit
Score! Americans' Credit Rankings Reach an All-Time High

The average FICO score hit 692 this year—up six points from a record low in 2009. Experts explain the uptick.

Retirement
3 Retirement Experts Dish: My Dream Retirement—and My Plan for Getting There

Money pros share their own retirement roadmaps—including how they're saving up. Spoiler: They all have one big thing in common.

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.

Debt
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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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.

Saving
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.

Saving
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.

Saving
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.

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Debt
Live a Debt-Free Life

Get on the road to banishing your debt once and for all with this three-day bootcamp.

Earning
Build Your Business

Leverage your skills and stay ahead of the small business competition in seven days.

Investing
Start Investing

Learn to grow your money and protect it from market downturns in seven days.

Retirement
Retiring in Style

Envision your future retirement and learn how to get there in 10 days.

Saving
Take Control

Get the life you want with the money you have in this 10-day program.

How to Budget
Cut Your Costs

Save in every room in the house with this 15-day bootcamp.

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