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7 Important Questions a Financial Plan Can Help You Answer Oct. 14, 2020

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Dear Readers: October is the month for fall colors, a chill in the air, Halloween — and financ... 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

Putting America First Means Fiscal Responsibility Oct. 24, 2019

Armstrong Williams

The two stories that have dominated the news cycle over the past two weeks — the impending Con... Read More

How Do Social Security Survivor Benefits Add Up? Oct. 23, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My husband and I are each getting Social Security based on our own work records. When o... 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

Where's the Best Place for Extra Savings -- a Roth 401(k) or Roth IRA? Sep. 18, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 22 and recently started my first real job. I've had a Roth individual retirement ac... Read More

Here's How You Can Help Teachers Meet the Financial Education Challenge Sep. 11, 2019

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Dear Readers: What do dinosaurs and virtual reality have to do with financial education? A lot, acco... 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

5 Reasons You'll Quickly Regret Raiding a Retirement Account Aug. 15, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I know it's hard. I know you're desperate. You're stressed and losing sleep. Things are tough. You h... Read More

Sending an SOS to the Federal Reserve Aug. 13, 2019

Stephen Moore

The following column is co-authored by Stephen Moore and Louis Woodhill.To keep the economy from a f... Read More

Why the Fed Shouldn't Compete With Private Banks Aug. 06, 2019

Stephen Moore

Do we want the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to operate as a commercial bank — and compete with o... 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

Tortured Logic at the Federal Reserve Jun. 11, 2019

Stephen Moore

I've been shouting from the rooftops for six months that the Federal Reserve is too tight on money a... 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 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

Our Privacy Rights Are Being Sold, Stolen and Stripped May. 29, 2019

Jim Hightower

To get a job these days, chances are you'll have to pee in a bottle. Every company with a credit car... Read More

Bank Gets Appraisal May. 26, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: When we applied for a mortgage, the bank charged us for an appraisal. They said it was s... Read More

Navigating the World of Student Loans May. 22, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm collegebound and beginning to look at financing options. Given the sometimes alarmi... Read More