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6 Macroeconomic Factors—and Their Micro Effect on Your Own Money

We've put together a plain-English crib sheet on the financial buzzwords you've heard lately—and how it impacts your money.

Cash for College? Why Americans Are Shunning Student Loans

Families are getting hip to astronomical college loan debt—and seeking out more affordable, out-of-pocket ways to pay for school.

Past, Present & Future: How Money Memories Play Into Financial Success

A study finds people who hold fast to past money experiences see financial wins later on—and it all comes down to risk awareness.

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Train Your Brain to Be Happier About Saving

Here are four ways to make your future goals top of mind, so that saving can become a more rewarding experience.

New Online Tools Let You Peek at Other People's Retirement Savings

401(k) providers are debuting tools that let you compare your nest egg to others in your demo. The goal? Prompt you to save more.

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Savings 101

Your savings account is like your best friend: Treat it well during the good times, and during the tough times it will be there to take care of you.

10 Things You’re Embarrassed to Ask About Saving

We’ve put together a list of some of the most common savings-related questions you’ll need to understand to start saving responsibly.

Top Saving Mistakes to Avoid

Saving is the key to a secure, stress-free, fulfilling life. To be successful in saving, avoid these ten missteps.



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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