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The personal side of money.
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You can't fund an IRA with child support—or even alimony if divorced after 2018—but you can still invest it wisely.
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Despite the proliferation of Buy Now, Pay Later options, the time-tested rules of sound money management still hold.
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The fortunes of athletes, entertainers and tech workers can be dazzling—and short-lived if not managed wisely.
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No 401(k)? Don't let that keep you from saving and investing for retirement. There are ways to create your own retirement plan.
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The path to financial independence can start right now with seven important steps.
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When buying a new car there are three major decision points—and that's after you decide what type of car you want.
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Having a child is a big financial decision. Needing fertility treatments means even more careful financial planning.
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Helping a financially vulnerable elderly parent can be a delicate balance. Here's why and what you can do.
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There are guidelines for how much house you can afford, but there's a lot more to consider.
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Most families don't pay the sticker price for college, but don't put off saving. Consider a 529—and start early.

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