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5 Foolproof Ways to Save

We don’t need to tell you all the reasons why it’s a good idea to save money. You know that already. What you might not know is how to actually […]

Investing

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Your Investment Mindset

There’s no one way to invest. There’s no exact formula for success. There is, however, a reason to get in there and try. Develop a good investment mindset — and […]

Retirement

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Traditional TSP VS. Roth TSP

With all the benefits of the TSP, participation is a no brainer for a lot of servicemembers. But there are a couple of things to think about before you dive […]

Credit

How Do They Calculate My Credit Score?

How Do They Calculate My Credit Score?

The big credit score to care about is called your FICO® score. Three major credit bureaus — Experian, TransUnion and Equifax — use data from lenders and a few other […]

Savings

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5 QUICK TAX REFUND TIPS

Is your bank account about to get a big boost from a tax refund? If so, here are five quick tips to help you make the most of it. Have […]

Retirement

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

Both kinds of IRAs are geared to help you get to the golden years. Each has tax advantages, rules, and limits to consider before you invest. Check it out: Bottom […]

Savings

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How Much Should I Save Every Month?

There isn’t an exact science to how much you should save, but your age and situation both play major roles. Generally, if you’re in your 20s and just starting to […]

Investing

Cash and Stocks and Bonds...Oh My

Cash and Stocks and Bonds… Oh My

There are many, many kinds of investments — but don’t freak out. It’s a good thing. It means there are many, many ways to put your money to work. Learning […]

Retirement

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What’s the Best Retirement Strategy?

When you’re just getting started, it can be tough to plan for something as far off as retirement. You might not even believe that retirement is possible. But investing now […]

Credit

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Good Credit Advice

If you have little or no credit history, it’s difficult for lenders to decide whether you are a good credit risk. On the other hand, if you have too many […]

Budget

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Expense, Expense, Expense

Think you’ve got a handle on the funds coming in? Then it’s time to look at the money going out. We know this may be a difficult budgeting moment … […]