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Word Count: 589 3 empowering reasons why women can be better investors Women may lack financial confidence, but have many qualities that could make them good investors....
Word Count: 822 Parents: School is back in session, time to teach kids vital financial lessons Parents are the most important source of financial education for kids. Here are ways to share money knowledge with kids of all ages....
Word Count: 732 A higher standard: understanding the types of financial advisors and under what rules they operate Do you know the standards under which your financial advisor operates?...
Word Count: 579 Going back to school? Tips to choose the right degree Are you applying what you learned in college to your current career field? A recent survey suggests this might not be the case....
Word Count: 557 Filing taxes for the first time? Easily conquer taxes with 3 simple tips Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview. It doesn't have to with these tips....
Word Count: 524 5 rules to negotiate a better salary You've accepted a job and it's time for negotiate – a process few people are comfortable with. Skipping it, however, can mean that you miss out on better benefits or a higher salary. Consider these...
Word Count: 532 10 reasons you should add life insurance to your Christmas list Of the many gifts you can give, life insurance might make the biggest difference to those you love this holiday season....
Word Count: 497 Holiday shopping? Scammers hope you'll send them money for online purchases Scammers hope you'll send them money this holiday season. How to avoid getting taken....
Word Count: 678 Home renovation starts with good planning and good insurance Before you begin a home improvement project, take steps to protect your home and assets from construction risks....
Word Count: 743 6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment Questions and factors Medicare recipients should consider during the annual enrollment period....
Word Count: 463 A quick, 3-step energy audit could save you big bucks this winter Identify air leaks with a home energy audit. Sealing leaks helps furnaces run better and cuts costs. ...
Word Count: 644 Home improvements that give you the most bang for your buck Prioritizing a home-improvement wish list is never easy. Do you put design and aesthetics ahead of functionality? Or do you choose comfort and convenience over energy efficiency and cost savings?...
Word Count: 682 Planning for your 20-year vacation Are you ready to be on vacation for 20 or 30 years? If you want to retire, you might want to ask yourself this question....
Word Count: 504 Why grandma's holiday check could be the worst gift for a special needs child You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child...
Word Count: 594 Answering these questions will help you plan for life's emergencies It can be difficult to anticipate exactly how much, and for how long, you will need the protection of life insurance. Your policy should evolve over time to fit your evolving needs....
Word Count: 544 Small businesses: Check tax forms for errors to avoid fines for 2014 What tax errors could hurt your business in 2014?...
Word Count: 596 Small businesses: Are you ready for 2014 filing deadlines? For small businesses, January’s arrival usually brings one very important task: issuing W-2s and 1099 forms to employees and independent contractors....
Word Count: 633 Your credit scores: What you don't know could cost you Learn more about your credit scores and how having low scores could negatively impact your future....
Word Count: 46 Take action today to help better prepare you for retirement [Infographic] Contribute more to your retirement plan today so you can be better prepared for your retirement....
Word Count: 397 Saving money on your holiday shopping list There are some ways that you can save money this year on your holiday shopping and potentially make your planning for the season a bit easier as well....
Word Count: 440 Last-minute shopping tips for back-to-school season that won't break the bank Left school supply shopping to the last minute? These tips can help you check everything off your list without spending tons of money....
Word Count: 637 Easy ways to make senior living affordable Affordability is a chief concern for many families seeking senior living arrangements. Here are some tips to help make securing care as affordable as possible....
Word Count: 452 Quick and simple at-home beauty treatments to try It might surprise you how many beauty treatments you can create from ingredients you already have in your home....
Word Count: 543 Five ways to save big money on your cellphone bill Five simple moves can help reduce your monthly cellphone expense....
Word Count: 515 Tips for becoming your own best health care advocate Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too....
Word Count: 375 4 questions to ask before purchasing a new home Buying a new house is an exciting time in your life. Because it is one of the most important investments you’ll make for yourself and your family, there are many important factors to consider....
Word Count: 476 Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens Planning, cooperation and a few tricks can make back-to-school shopping stress-free for parents and a learning opportunity for teens....
Word Count: 694 How to recognize the signs of elder financial abuse Financial abuse of the elderly is on the rise and not only is it getting worse, but for every reported case of elder financial exploitation, 43 others go unrecognized. Here's what you need to know....
Word Count: 617 Growing your business: Tips for applying for small business loans The outlook for small business is up with many business owners feeling good about the future of the economy, their financial positions and their plans for growth....
Word Count: 658 Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's Planning a wedding is hectic, but there are also some vital details pertaining to insurance that many prospective newlyweds overlook....
Word Count: 427 Keep cool this summer while saving money Hotter weather can translate into higher costs if your home isn’t operating efficiently. There are simple things you can do throughout your home to keep cool while saving money....
Word Count: 551 One area of your home could be adding a lot of money to your heating bill Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs....
Word Count: 446 How to keep your information safe this holiday season How careful are you when you’re entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?...
Word Count: 852 Most people underestimate their family's need for life insurance Life insurance should be thought of as a long-term legacy that can benefit one’s family for many years to come....
Word Count: 389 Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal? Moms looking to save some money can be confident that store-brand formulas are as safe and nourshing as the big brands....
Word Count: 718 It's never too early to start teens on a budget For teenagers with a limited income and plenty of interests that cost money, learning to manage a budget can never come too early....
Word Count: 484 More Americans using smartphones to access their bank accounts More Americans than ever are using their mobile devices for banking. You may be surprised at the complex transactions you can do through mobile banking....
Word Count: 474 Shopping for a new vehicle? 5 questions to ask yourself before signing on the dotted line Buying a car is a big financial commitment and you want to make sure you do your homework. These five questions can help you find a vehicle that fits your lifestyle....
Word Count: 805 Young adults are getting serious about money sooner than you think More evidence has emerged that parents are doing a better job teaching kids about money, and young adults are getting better at managing it....
Word Count: 853 Stop loan scammers and bogus bill collectors with these tips Do you know the signs a "bill collector" is bogus?...
Word Count: 665 Breastfeeding? Take advantage of FSA dollars Nursing moms can use flexible spending account dollars to pay for breastfeeding pumps and supplies....
Word Count: 716 New coaching program helps people living with multiple sclerosis improve financial wellness MS affects nearly 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 400,000 people in the U.S. People living with the disease can face many challenges due to unpredictable symptoms that disrupt their life and career....
Word Count: 514 Growing up financially smart: prepaid cards provide college students security, convenience For many young adults, the college years are the first time they are responsible for managing and budgeting their money. Students need to find a safe and easy way to spend, budget and save....
Word Count: 618 Childproof your finances: Tips for new parents Adding a child affects a family's budget. Here are tips to child-proof your family's finances....
Word Count: 582 Could you use $100,000 in extra Social Security benefits? Where to find it Did you know there are more than 8,000 ways a married couple can file for Social Security benefits? With all those thousands of options, knowing how to pick the right strategy for your household could result...
Word Count: 577 Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return Find out about the latest tax changes so you can be sure you've filed correctly. ...
Word Count: 460 Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance If you have health insurance through a federal or state-sponsored marketplace, here's how it will impact your income tax return....
Word Count: 98 What makes the best credit card option? [Infographic] Did you know credit card users are more interested in rewards programs than interest rates and credit line offerings?...
Word Count: 1 Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll...
Word Count: 101 New study: Americans misinformed before donating to charities [Infographic] What facts are you missing when deciding where to donate your money?...
Word Count: 440 Facing financial pressures: 5 tips for the sandwich generation Would you sacrifice your retirement and savings to simultaneously support your elderly parents and adult children? Welcome to the sandwhich generation....
Word Count: 704 3 things you need to know before starting a home-based business About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based...
Word Count: 692 Personalizing your Medicare options: What's right for you? Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing – there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from....
Word Count: 708 Debunking common computer security myths All businesses can be susceptible to threats like hackers and computer viruses....
Word Count: 594 Better late than never for retirement planning If you’re within 10 years of retirement and haven’t done any appreciable planning, you’re not alone. Keep in mind, it’s better to plan late than never....
Word Count: 617 Millennials: How to make your home ownership dreams a reality Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago....
Word Count: 1 Holiday shoppers have more money to spend than they think Having a happy holiday shouldn’t mean stretching your finances paper thin. A few unexpected tricks and shopping strategies can help make your holiday dollars go further. ...
Word Count: 453 6 surprisingly common student money misconceptions When it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances....
Word Count: 528 6 simple ways to make your bank account work for you These days, checking accounts come with a variety of features, such as mobile alerts, that can help you take control of your finances and better manage your spending and saving....
Word Count: 689 How health care will affect your taxes: 6 tips you need to know The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related....
Word Count: 439 Business-boosting tips to help small businesses maximize holiday sales Simple steps small businesses can take to help maximize their holiday sales this year....

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