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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.
September 23rd 2014
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.
August 29th 2014
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.
August 27th 2014
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.
August 25th 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.
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.
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.
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.