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What Do Military Vets Need to Know About Their Finances? May. 29, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My son joined the Army right out of high school with the idea of a military career. Aft... Read More

Getting a Tax Refund? Here Are Five Smart Ways to Use It Apr. 24, 2019

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Dear Readers: The new tax law has caused a lot of confusion about tax refunds. On the one hand, earl... Read More

Tax Dodgers Inc. Apr. 17, 2019

Jim Hightower

How thrilling was Tax Day for you? I refer, of course, to the thrill that you and all of America's m... Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Money? Here Are Five Life Lessons That Can Help Apr. 10, 2019

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Dear Readers: Most of us think of April as tax time, but did you know that April is also Financial L... Read More

Are You Fooling Yourself When It Comes to Money? Apr. 03, 2019

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Dear Readers: Playing pranks on someone else is fun, harmless and good for a laugh. But when it come... Read More

Financial Help for Family Members Mar. 31, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I have a 75-year-old uncle who recently retired. "Hal" always had the best of everything... Read More

Have You Taken Care of Your Estate Planning Basics? Mar. 27, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My husband and I are in our early 40s with two young kids. We know we should have some ... Read More

Think Sacrifice, Not Deprivation Mar. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have what could be characterized as a dark financial past. I didn't set out to ruin my marriage, m... Read More

Tax Basics: What's Your Tax IQ? Mar. 20, 2019

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Dear Readers: It's tax time again, and I'm getting lots of questions, especially from young people f... Read More

Absolutely Not True Mar. 20, 2019

Social Security and You

I was answering emails from my readers today. And after a while, it dawned on me that three or four ... Read More

How to Talk to Your Girls (and Boys) About Money Mar. 13, 2019

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Dear Readers: Recently, I've focused a lot on the challenges women often face in securing their fina... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mar. 06, 2019

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Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill or layoff or your ad... Read More

Don't Prevent Poor From Getting Loans Feb. 28, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering reopening a rule that would force small-doll... Read More

Can Finance and Romance Go Hand in Hand? Feb. 20, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My fiance and I are in our late 30s, and this will be the first marriage for both of us... Read More

Is Your Mother, Wife, Daughter Investing? Are You? Feb. 13, 2019

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Dear Readers: My last two columns have focused on what are, to me, two very important topics: the im... Read More

Looking for a Good Way to Start Investing? Feb. 06, 2019

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Dear Readers: In last week's column, I made a case for why getting into the stock market still makes... Read More

The Case for Investing -- Year In, Year Out Jan. 30, 2019

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Dear Readers: If you had an extra $2,000, would you invest it in the stock market today? Should you?... Read More

What's Better for Your Teen -- a Credit Card or Debit Card? Jan. 23, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My 15-year-old daughter is asking for her own credit card. While I understand that usin... Read More

10 Financial Resolutions to Make -- and Keep -- Year After Year Jan. 09, 2019

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Dear Readers: Do you make the same financial resolutions every year? When it comes to your money, th... Read More

Turning 66 in 2019? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 02, 2019

Social Security and You

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself, as the col... Read More