Savings & Checking - Finding the best accounts
Savings accounts, checking and money market accounts advice.
How much do you need for the down payment on a house, your kid's college education or retirement? Set a goal and this calculator will show how much you must set aside each month to achieve it.
Savings Checking Advice
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Here's the column that gives savvy savers lots of provocative news and information to use and discuss on the road to financial security.
September 1st 2015
7 smart things to do with $1,000
Here's how to reap lots of lasting benefits, and a fair amount of immediate satisfaction, from that money. Check out all of the ideas and pick the best one for you.
August 19th 2015
7 ways to measure your financial success
Just as blood pressure and cholesterol are valuable measures of your physical well-being, we've come up with the critical numbers you need to track the state of your financial health.
August 17th 2015
See if you're ready 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.
August 16th 2015
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 4th 2015
Don't let health insurance keep you locked in a job
The Affordable Care Act was intended to provide dreamers and schemers with the guaranteed, affordable coverage they need to strike out on their own. Enrollment for 2015 starts this month, so now's the time for aspiring entrepreneurs to check rates and make plans.
How to measure financial success
We'll not only show you how to find or calculate these measures, but provide some simple guidelines that will help you gauge your progress.
How to start saving in your 50s
There's still time to provide a decent retirement for yourself. You'll just have set aside more of your earnings, consider some savings-stretching options and maybe work a little longer.
How to start saving in your 40s
This is no time to throw up your hands even if you're in your 40s and don't have much savings. You can still put aside a significant amount of money for your future even if you're not making a six-figure salary.
How to start saving in your 30s
This is the perfect time in your life to begin building real financial security. Here's the blueprint you need to save more -- way more -- than you ever expected even if you're not making all that much right now.