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QUIZ
December 2016

How Well Do You Really Understand Annuities?

As traditional sources of guaranteed retirement income -- such as pensions -- disappear, many retirees are wondering where to turn. An annuity may be the answer, but not all annuities are alike, an...

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Markets
October 2018

Is the Stock Market Closed on Columbus Day 2018?

The stock market is open on Columbus Day, but the bond market is closed.

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Kip Tips
May 2018

Federal Bank Holidays 2018: Is My Bank Open on Columbus Day?

Find out if your bank is likely to be open on New Year's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2018

Should You Treat Your Kids Equally in Your Will?

“I always knew Mom and Dad loved you best.” That’s not what parents want to hear … but it’s what a lot of kids feel, even though their parents swear that they love their children equally. When ...

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaires Next Door

We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-transit-riding, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you know he owns a vacation house at the beach? Or the ...

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QUIZ
December 2016

Does Insurance Cover That?

You buy insurance to protect your finances from life's surprises. But unless you know the finer points of your policies, you could be left with another surprise -- no coverage where you thought you...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2018

6 Companies That Invest in Themselves

For most of the past decade, investors have embraced the idea that companies should pay them first—via fat dividend checks or stock buybacks that bump up investors’ share of company profits—rather ...

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Stock Watch
August 2018

Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day 2018?

The stock market is closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. The bond market is also closed for Labor Day.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

Ways for Everyone to Save on Taxes Under the New Tax Law

We’re living in a new tax world now, thanks to the overhaul passed by Congress last year. A number of breaks bit the dust, but some new ones were introduced as well. Your 2018 return will be the first ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

50 Quick and Easy Tips to Make and Keep More Money

The end of summer, when job and school routines kick back in, is a great time to kick your financial life into gear, too. We’ve made it easy with our roster of quick financial tips designed to save ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

10 Great Places to Retire for Your Health

Retirees who want to move when they’re ready to quit their day jobs face a conundrum: They’d like to live in a slower-paced, budget-friendly small or midsize city, but they don’t want to travel for ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers

Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To help you prosper even more, in honor of Independence Day, consider what other founders of the ...

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Stock Watch
June 2018

Does the Stock Market Close Early on July 3 for Independence Day?

The stock market closes at 1 p.m. ET on July 3, 2018, the day before the Independence Day holiday. The bond market also closes early, at 2 p.m. ET.

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Smart Buying
July 2018

33 Super Deals and Discounts for 2018

We found 33 super deals and discounts on everything from travel to tech to exchange-traded funds.

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QUIZ
June 2018

Put Your Retirement IQ to the Test

What's the biggest threat to a comfortable retirement? Ignorance. The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to claim Social...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

The Worst Things About Being a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? The more intriguing question would be, “Who doesn’t?” For most people, a million smackers conjures up images of vacations on the Riviera, Arabian racehorses and mattresses ...

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QUIZ
June 2018

The Millionaire Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes?

Being a millionaire isn't a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the aff...

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