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Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2020 Taxes December 12, 2019
Each year, the change of the calendar brings with it new IRS tax brackets. Here's a look at what you…
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle Banks & Banking December 11, 2019
Payment apps that allow people to send and receive money with a few taps on their smartphones have exploded over…
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Digit Review: An App to Automate Savings Budgeting & Saving December 9, 2019
Digit is trying to change the way consumers think about making budgeting decisions. In fact, some might say the financial…
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Here’s Your Holiday Tipping Guide for 2019 Money & Credit December 6, 2019
It's that time of the year again when our thoughts turn to how grateful we are for family, friends and…
How to Choose the Best Charities for Your Donation
How to Choose the Best Charities for Your Donations Money & Credit December 3, 2019
One thing the best charities all have in common is that they allow you to easily see where your donated…
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New Report: These Big Banks Have the Happiest Customers Banks & Banking November 19, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is not a big fan of what he calls the "giant monster mega-banks" but for many…
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2020 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More Investing & Retirement November 14, 2019
Ready to save money for retirement? It's helpful to be aware of current retirement contribution limits so you know how…
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Hiring a Fee-Only Financial Planner? Here’s What You Need to Look for First Investing & Retirement October 23, 2019
Finding a good financial planner can be tricky in the absence of a fiduciary rule requiring investment advisors to act…
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How to Find a Free ATM Near You: Allpoint, MoneyPass, CO-OP Financial Services and More Banks & Banking October 23, 2019
Want to find a free ATM near you? With ATM fees on the rise, it's more important than ever to…
Saving for retirement
6 Best Ways to Save for Retirement in Your 30s Investing & Retirement October 22, 2019
Are you starting to save for retirement in your 30s? This decade of your life can be one of the…
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5 Reasons Why Clark Howard Hates Big Banks Banks & Banking October 16, 2019
If you've ever heard Clark Howard speak on his radio show or podcast, you probably know that he hates big…
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Why You Should Be Careful About Lending Money to Family and Friends Money & Credit October 14, 2019
Have you ever loaned money to a family member or friend? If so, were you paid back? If you answered…
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5 Best Ways to Save for Retirement in Your 40s Investing & Retirement October 11, 2019
Wondering about the best way to save for retirement in your 40s? Mid-life is a crucial point in any saver's…
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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 Is 1.6% Investing & Retirement October 10, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a nominal year-over-year rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income…
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SteadiPay Review: 6 Things to Know Before You Download the App Money & Credit October 7, 2019
Credit card companies love to lure consumers in with promotional gifts, offers and rewards. But we all know the associated…
This mistake at the ATM is costing you nearly $250 a year
This Mistake at the ATM Could Be Costing You Nearly $250 a Year Money & Credit October 4, 2019
If you think you're paying more when you get money out of a bank ATM that's not your own, you're…
5 things you can buy and then sell for easy cash
5 Things You Can Buy and Resell for Easy Cash Shopping & Retail September 30, 2019
One legitimate way to make extra money is to buy and resell items online, at yard sales or flea markets.…
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1040-SR: What you need to know about the new tax form for seniors Taxes September 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is showing off how it hopes to simplify the federal income tax-filing process for around…
This Bank Account Trick Makes It Easy to Save for That Next Getaway
This Bank Account Trick Makes It Easy to Save for That Next Getaway Money & Credit September 23, 2019
It's no secret that many Americans find it difficult to save money for vacation. But there's an easy and creative…
Here are the best & worst places to live for retirees
Here are the best & worst places to live for retirees Investing & Retirement September 17, 2019
Many Americans know that when they reach retirement age, a life of comfort won't necessarily come from the income they've…
How to teach young kids about money
How to teach young kids about money Money & Credit September 13, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard feels so strongly about the importance of teaching kids the value of money that he wrote an…
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How to start saving for retirement in your 20s Investing & Retirement September 10, 2019
Wondering about how to get started saving for retirement in your 20s? In this article, we'll take a look at…
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How you can visit every national park in retirement  Investing & Retirement September 4, 2019
Ned and Nancy had no visions of green golf courses and bridge tournaments when they retired five years ago. Instead,…
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6 Things to Know About Investing With Charles Schwab Investing & Retirement August 29, 2019
The investment world is all about low fees and, increasingly, even no fees. Leading the way on both fronts is…
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7 Best Ways to Save for Retirement in Your 50s Investing & Retirement August 19, 2019
Wondering about the best way to save for retirement in your 50s? Don't worry if you've gotten a slow start…
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Why you should never sign up for overdraft protection Banks & Banking August 15, 2019
Overdraft protection might seem like a great idea at first glance. After all, who would turn down free protection on…
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6 Things to Know Before You Start a 401(k) Investing & Retirement August 14, 2019
When you first start a new job, you'll probably be told about the company's 401(k) plan during employee orientation. A…
How to get free gift cards
9 Ways to Get Free Gift Cards That Actually Work Money & Credit August 14, 2019
Whoever says cash is king probably hasn't been taking advantage of all the ways there are to get free gift…
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5 things to know about Wealthfront’s cash account Banks & Banking August 13, 2019
If you're looking for a high-interest place to stash some short-term cash, the Wealthfront cash account might be the perfect…
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Best Budgeting Tools: 3 Apps to Manage Your Money Budgeting & Saving August 7, 2019
Mint, Personal Capital and You Need a Budget (YNAB) are three of the best budgeting tools, but which one is…