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Personal Finance

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

Financial Planning

  • 6 keys to becoming a millionaire

    Many people have the ability to accrue tremendous wealth if they take the right financial steps. Here are the six key factors to reaching millionaire status.
  • How your emotions can affect financial decisions

    From guilt to sadness, emotions can help or hurt financial decisions. Here's how your feelings can cause you to make bad financial choices—and what to do about it.
  • Why women should talk about money now

    Women vary widely in their approach to money. And some say women are taking greater control over their finances than before. Here's why it's important to talk about money and retirement now.
  • Managing cash flow in peak earning years

    Although you can't predict or pinpoint the ups and downs of your income over a career lifetime, there are some ways to plan for the volatility.

Taxes

  • 6 keys to becoming a millionaire

    Many people have the ability to accrue tremendous wealth if they take the right financial steps. Here are the six key factors to reaching millionaire status.
  • Do you owe the 'nanny tax'?

    Tax time can be particularly taxing for families who pay an in-home caregiver or housekeeper. If the government considers them an employee, you'll owe payroll taxes. Here's what you need to know
  • Clock ticking on unclaimed refunds

    Roughly a million households that didn't file 2011 tax returns are owed about $1 billion in refunds, the IRS estimates. The federal government will get to keep that money if the taxpayers don't file soon.
  • Managing cash flow in peak earning years

    Although you can't predict or pinpoint the ups and downs of your income over a career lifetime, there are some ways to plan for the volatility.

College

  • ABC's of 529 plans

    They offer one of the biggest bangs for a college buck. Learn how to make the most of one.
  • 529 plans may soon cover more college expenses

    The rules governing 529 college savings plans soon may become more flexible under a bill recently passed by the House of Representatives. Here are the details.
  • Why college sophomores pay more

    Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should be aware that what they see this year may not be what they get next year. Here's why college sophomores often end up paying more.
  • College debt is the hardest to pay off

    Even as Americans dutifully pay down their credit cards and mortgages, they are having a tougher time with their rapidly rising student loan burden. Here's how the debt stacks up.
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