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Women and Retirement: Can You Afford Not to Save? Dec. 04, 2019

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Dear Carrie: For the past three years, my 29-year-old daughter has been working for a good company t... Read More

Tips for Helping Elderly Parents With Their Finances Oct. 02, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My parents are in their early 80s. Fortunately, they're in relatively good health and s... 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

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty? Aug. 28, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things I need to save for. From retirement ... Read More

How to Curb Emotional Spending in 5 Easy Steps Aug. 26, 2019

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Somewhere back in my dark financial past, I discovered that emotional spending was a great antidepre... Read More

How Can Couples Max Out Social Security Benefits? Aug. 21, 2019

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Dear Readers: Are you and your spouse nearing that magic age when you can file for Social Security b... Read More

10 Steps to a DIY Financial Plan Aug. 14, 2019

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Dear Readers: Did you know that 78% of people with a financial plan pay their bills on time and save... Read More

Is It Time to Declutter Your Finances? Aug. 07, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I am trying to simplify my finances and have way too many accounts (savings, checking, ... Read More

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

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

Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Fund Your Down Payment? Jul. 31, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My husband and I are trying to scrape together enough money for a down payment on our f... Read More

Is Social Media Ruining Your Finances? Jul. 24, 2019

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Dear Readers: If I asked you how much time you spend on social media each day, would you answer hone... Read More

How Should Millennials Save for Retirement? Jul. 17, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 28 and have a good job. My company offers a 401(k), but I haven't signed up yet ... Read More

A Millennial Asks: Is an HSA a Good Deal? Jul. 10, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm starting my first job and wondering about the HSA option that comes with my benefit... Read More

Thinking About Taking the Plunge? Tips for a First-Time Home Buyer Jul. 03, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 35 and would really like to buy my first home. I've saved a pretty good chunk for a... Read More

Is Your Wedding Your Top Financial Goal? Jun. 26, 2019

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Dear Readers: While there's a lot of talk about how millennials are creating their own wedding tradi... Read More

5 Reasons to Give Kids an Allowance Jun. 19, 2019

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At the foundation of your children's financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is n... Read More

A Father's Day Financial Checklist for New Dads (and Moms) Jun. 19, 2019

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Dear Readers: Celebrating Father's Day for the first time can be great fun — and a little scar... Read More

Top 10 Financial To-Do's for Today's Grads Jun. 12, 2019

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Dear Readers: This is always an exciting time of year, as new grads — and their parents —... Read More

The 1 Percent Savings Solution Feb. 20, 2019

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Want a simple, pain-free plan to increase your savings? CPA, author and blogger Mike Piper says to s... Read More

Crash Course for College Freshmen Oct. 03, 2018

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All across this great country, college campuses have welcomed a new class of freshman. These young p... Read More