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Here's where savvy savers will find all of the news and information they need to manage their money and build financial security.
August 20th 2014
Is a 529 plan right for your family?
One of these tax-free college savings plans might be exactly what you need to help your kid through school. Although each plan is sponsored by a state, you don't have to live there, or ever enroll there, to take advantage of the very best 529 plans in the entire country.
August 18th 2014
Money advice for a lasting marriage
You've found The One, but before you exchange vows you need to share credit card bills, bank statements and retirement savings plans. Talking about money now — and settling on a plan to achieve financial security together — just might save your marriage later.
August 13th 2014
10 smart moves to save on health care
Medical debt is one of the single biggest threats to financial security. Here are some of the most common ways consumers find themselves on the hook for big unexpected bills -- and how to avoid them.
July 30th 2014
What if we all worked for tips?
Imagine if you had to rely directly on the goodwill and generosity of the people you serve in order to make a living wage. When you decide whether and how much to tip, you have an opportunity to make a significant economic contribution to a real person.
What if you've saved little for your kid's college?
Don't feel guilty if you haven't saved much for your child's college tuition. Here's how you should begin planning.
5 steps to financial independence
Smart savers know the key to finding financial independence isn't how much you make but how much you keep. Follow our five steps and you'll be on your way.
The power of saving while you're young
One chart shows just how important getting a jump start on retirement savings is. It could mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
See how well you're prepared to retire with the 4% rule
It's still one of the best ways to tell how much monthly income you can generate from your nest egg without having to worry about outliving your savings.
Here's what’s wrong with DIY investing
Saving for retirement often is just too hard to get right on our own. That's why you should ditch DIY investing for an adviser or online portfolio service.