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Saving for College: What's the Difference Between a 529 Plan and Custodial Account? May. 08, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: As a relatively new parent, I'm confused about the best way to save for my son's colleg... Read More

Can You Roll Over a Roth 401(k) to a Roth IRA? May. 01, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm 56 and have both a traditional and a Roth 401(k). Right now, I contribute the maxim... Read More

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

Ask Carrie

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

How to Save Yourself From a Foolish Purchase Apr. 22, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I wish I had a quarter for every stupid purchase I've made in my life. I'd have some major dough. Re... Read More

Women and Social Security: Are You Maximizing Your Benefits? Apr. 17, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions from women wondering about their Social S... Read More

Hermit Brother Keeps Family in the Dark About Plans Apr. 10, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband and I live in Minnesota. His 78-year-old stepbrother lives by himself in Flor... Read More

Immune Protection Apr. 08, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: Over my 70 years, I've learned the lesson that it's almost impossible to change people's minds ab... Read More

Change Social Security to a Program of Ownership Apr. 03, 2019

Star Parker

I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership r... Read More

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

Ask Carrie

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

This Army Wife Discharges Herself Mar. 31, 2019

Tales From the Front

Meredith knew her marriage to Jason wasn't working as soon as they got home from their honeymoon and... Read More

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

Ask Carrie

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

The Little Mug Comes Home Mar. 11, 2019

Marc Dion

When I left the world of full-time newspaper employment to enter retirement, I left, as all workers ... Read More

Social Security Rules I Can't Explain Mar. 06, 2019

Social Security and You

I pride myself on being able to give my readers the rationale behind various Social Security rules a... Read More

Personality Shift After Husband's Retirement Mar. 04, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: Recently, my father-in-law retired. This has made my mother-in-law a different, not-so-k... Read More

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

Ask Carrie

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

Ask Carrie

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

Classic Ann Landers Jan. 20, 2019

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Baby On the Way: Are You Ready for Your New Financial Reality? Jan. 16, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: We're expecting our first child soon and are trying to get financially prepared. We kno... Read More

Want a Job? Jan. 04, 2019

Positive Aging