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Personal Finance

Help with taxes, saving for college and other financial planning issues.

Financial Planning

  • Smart money moves for newlyweds

    As newlyweds, you and your spouse probably know by now what you like to do as a couple and what you like to do separately. But when it comes to combining your personal finances, the lines between yours, mine and ours may not be so clear.
  • The next American debt hangover

    American consumers have changed their once-spendthrift ways and begun paying down their debts — with one glaring exception. Student loan debt keeps piling up and that's bad news for the economy.
  • 7 valuable lessons from your tax return

    Tax season may be over but before you file away your documents for good, review your returns and try to glean some money-saving tips from the experience.
  • Educating graduates on their new fiscal reality

    It's going to be a whole new financial world for college and high school graduates. Many of them will confront a number of money issues for the first time in their lives. Here is some advice to help your graduate navigate this new fiscal terrain.

Taxes

  • 7 valuable lessons from your tax return

    Tax season may be over but before you file away your documents for good, review your returns and try to glean some money-saving tips from the experience.
  • Will your taxes go up if you marry?

    Taxes shouldn't drive your decision to say "I do" or dissuade you from walking down the aisle. But once you get married, your taxes are very likely to change. Here's what you should know.
  • 10 worst states for retirement

    Where to live in retirement is a big decision involving many factors -- proximity to family, taxes, things to do. But some states are better for your golden years than others. Here are 10 states that may not be optimal for retirement.
  • 10 ways to waste your tax refund

    Is your tax refund burning a hole in your pocket? Before you set out on a shopping spree, consider these money-smart alternatives that can make a difference in your financial life.

College

  • The next American debt hangover

    American consumers have changed their once-spendthrift ways and begun paying down their debts — with one glaring exception. Student loan debt keeps piling up and that's bad news for the economy.
  • Educating graduates on their new fiscal reality

    It's going to be a whole new financial world for college and high school graduates. Many of them will confront a number of money issues for the first time in their lives. Here is some advice to help your graduate navigate this new fiscal terrain.
  • Your college financing questions answered

    Experts weigh in on some of the most common college aid questions, including: Why use any tax-advantaged plan if you can cover costs with savings?
  • Financial aid: It's not too late

    For college students and their families, it's time to face the tuition bill. But there's time to trim costs further with financial help that is still available for the taking.
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