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Ways Kids Can Make Money

Encouraging your children to earn their own money is a great way to foster creativity and innovation, promote independence, and begin to teach them ab...

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Medical Expense Accounts: FSAs, HRAs, HSAs, and MSAs

Four types of tax-advantaged accounts help individuals and families save and pay for medical expenses that are not covered by their health insurance: ...

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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

Four types of tax-advantaged accounts help individuals and families save and pay for medical expenses that are not covered by their health insurance: ...

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Teen Jobs: Paying Taxes & Saving for Retirement

If you are the parent of a teen who has just landed his or her first paying job, you have a great opportunity to teach your teen about money managemen...

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Education Saving Plans for Your Child

All parents want their children to achieve their fullest potential -- and most agree that education is the key. Education, of course, comes with a pri...

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Plan for Divorce, Widowhood

Though men and women are more similar than different when it comes to managing money, there are a handful of personal finance challenges that are uniq...

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Personal Finance for Women

Though men and women are more similar than different when it comes to managing money, there are a handful of personal finance challenges that are uniq...

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Money Market Deposit Accounts and Mutual Funds

Money market deposit accounts and mutual funds are a safe place to park your cash for a short period of time. But before you put a chunk of money into...

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Joining an Investment Club

Investment clubs are groups that meet regularly to learn about investing, analyze investment options, and, in many cases, buy and sell investments as ...

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How to Diversify Your Investments -- An Easy Rule of Thumb

When it comes to investing, you should diversify your investments -- that is, spread your money around. That protects you from losing all your assets...

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Green Investing

Eco-minded individuals are putting their money where their conscience is -- into "green" investments that support the environment. As a result, there ...

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What Happens to Your Money If Your Financial Institution Fails or Is Acquired?

Don't panic if one of the financial institutions you do business with is struggling. In many cases, consumers are protected from financial loss, up to...

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Brokerage Firm Failures

Don't panic if one of the financial institutions you do business with is struggling. In many cases, consumers are protected from financial loss, up to...

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Financial Advice for Young Adults

Recent college or high school graduates entering the workforce for the first time often question what they should be doing with their money -- paying...

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Combining Your Debt and Savings Goals

Recent college or high school graduates entering the workforce for the first time often question what they should be doing with their money -- paying...

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FDIC Insurance: How Safe Is Your Money?

When the economy slumps and financial institutions fail, savers begin to worry about the stability of their own bank. Luckily, the Federal Deposit Ins...

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How FDIC Insurance Coverage Is Calculated

When the economy slumps and financial institutions fail, savers begin to worry about the stability of their own bank. Luckily, the Federal Deposit Ins...

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Buying a House in Your Twenties: Can You Afford It?

More and more young professionals are pursuing the "American dream" by buying their first home. If you're a recent college grad or have spent a few ye...

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Can You Afford to Buy a House?

More and more young professionals are pursuing the "American dream" by buying their first home. If you're a recent college grad or have spent a few ye...

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