Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

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Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

You finally have enough money to retire, and you’re counting down the minutes—no, seconds—until you walk out the door for the last time. The excitement is palpable, and you can hardly believe you’ve reached this milestone. After all, it probably took at least thirty years of diligent investing to make your retirement dreams come true.... Read More

7 Ways to Manage Money Better than Your Parents Did

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7 Ways to Manage Money Better than Your Parents Did

7 Ways to Manage Money Better than Your Parents Did

Every generation has their own habits when it comes to money. Whether it was our parents stashing cash in paint cans or their bedroom mattresses, or our great grandparents balking at investing after the Great Depression, generational events help mold how we manage our lives. Sometimes it’s a good thing. Learning to be frugal after living... Read More

8 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 5 Years

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8 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 5 Years

8 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 5 Years

If your goal is getting ahead financially, the formula for success is simple: Maximize tax-advantaged retirement accounts early, boost your savings with a Roth or traditional individual retirement account, choose investments you feel comfortable with and avoid debt like the plague. If you do those four things, you’re bound to enjoy less stress and more... Read More

4 Steps to Take Before You Buy Life Insurance

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4 Steps to Take Before You Buy Life Insurance

4 Steps to Take Before You Buy Life Insurance

Americans treat life insurance the same way they treat retirement. The vast majority know they’re not adequately prepared, yet don’t always take steps to change. A 2015 study conducted by the nonprofit Life Happens and LIMRA (a life insurance market research firm) explains this phenomenon in vivid detail. The 2015 Life Insurance Barometer, which polled... Read More

6 Money Moves to Make Before 2017

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6 Money Moves to Make Before 2017

6 Money Moves to Make Before 2017

Did 2016 not go as planned? Did you spend too much and save less than you wanted? Perhaps your bad habits left you in debt. Or maybe you just had too many big expenses this year. No matter why your financial performance was less than stellar, there’s no reason to despair. A single year won’t... Read More

3 Great Credit Cards for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

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3 Great Credit Cards for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

3 Great Credit Cards for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Citi Double Cash Card, Discover it and Chase Freedom.] With Black Friday behind us and Christmas just a few weeks away, time to stock up on holiday gifts is running short. No matter the length of your gift... Read More

6 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Bills

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6 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Bills

6 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Bills

The holidays represent a celebration of faith and a fun time with family, yet they’re far from cheap. After buying for your kids, your relatives and holiday get-togethers galore, it’s easy to start the new year with an empty wallet. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts the average consumer will spend $935.58 on holiday gifts this year.... Read More

7 Ways High Earners Sabotage Their Finances

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7 Ways High Earners Sabotage Their Finances

7 Ways High Earners Sabotage Their Finances

While earning a ton of money can make building wealth easier, it’s not the magic solution it’s made out to be. That’s right; earning a high income is only part of the equation. If you want to get rich, you have to put that money to work. This is where a lot of high earners get off track.... Read More

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