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5 Ways to Make Giving a Family Affair This Holiday Season Nov. 20, 2019

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Dear Reader: It seems we hear the word "gratitude" a lot these days. In spite of being faced with al... Read More

Five Steps Women Can Take Toward Financial Empowerment Nov. 13, 2019

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Dear Carrie: Despite our many advances, it seems like women still fall behind men when it comes to m... Read More

Are You Falling for These Financial Tricks? Nov. 06, 2019

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Dear Readers: It's the rare person who doesn't occasionally fall into some poor financial habits tha... Read More

Can You Use IRA Assets to Purchase a Retirement Home? Should You? Oct. 30, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My wife and I are both over 63 and want to purchase a primary residence for our retirem... Read More

You Shouldn't Be Punished Oct. 19, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I have always been a very good student. This is my first year in high school, and I've ... Read More

It's Open Enrollment: Are You Making the Most of Your Employee Benefits? Oct. 16, 2019

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Dear Readers: It's open enrollment time, and I have a question for you: Are you taking full advantag... Read More

October 2, 2019 Oct. 02, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Recently, our 18-year-old son chose to take his life soon after his high school graduati... Read More

Ways to Keep Your Home When Money Is Tight Oct. 01, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

Things happen! That expression has been around for years, and it's very true. Many people have unant... Read More

Do You Have to Pay Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits? Sep. 25, 2019

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Dear Carrie: From what I've read, if a married couple has annual withdrawals from 401(k) plans, indi... Read More

The Gift of a Crisis Sep. 18, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It was the worst day of my life. Not one of the worst days. Not a day where not one thing seems to g... Read More

Trine of Avoiding Trouble Sep. 05, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The trine of Mercury and Saturn makes good points. Those who don't seek trouble usually avoid it. Th... Read More

Are Your Kids' Extracurricular Activities Straining Your Budget? Sep. 04, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm the mother of a very creative 12-year-old daughter who wants to take classes in art... Read More

How to Manage Money for College Freshmen and Others Aug. 06, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

All around the country, newly minted high school graduates will soon be heading off to college. They... Read More

When Debt Becomes a Life Sentence: The Rise of Terminal Debt Jul. 25, 2019

Armstrong Williams

Debt is quickly becoming a new form of modern slavery in this country. With people becoming increasi... Read More

Shopping With Cash Is Still the Best Way to Save Money Jul. 09, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

When did you last hold a $50 bill in your hand? They look strange — faintly colored, graphical... Read More

Answering a Purchase Offer: Yes, No or Maybe Jul. 07, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: If you could answer me today that would be helpful. We are selling our home ourselves, and... Read More

Retail Panic for Some Means Job Security to Others Jun. 25, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I'm not proud of myself for loading up a shopping cart and then, in some kind of retail panic attack... Read More

2019 Modern Wealth Survey Results Are In. How Do You Stack Up? Jun. 05, 2019

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Dear Readers: Every year about this time, Schwab conducts a survey that takes a close look at how Am... Read More

What Money Values Are You Passing on to Your Kids? May. 15, 2019

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Dear Readers: Mother's Day has me feeling a bit wistful about the fact that my kids are now in their... Read More

We Need to Improve Our Financial Literacy May. 02, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

The economy continues to roar, and most Americans are keeping more of the money that they earn, but ... Read More