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  The first life lesson I’ve learned while traveling during the last three decades of my adult life: Be flexible, and know when...
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  You can't just target a $1 million or $2 million goal, because if you're a big spender or a penny pincher, that figure could be...
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  Whatever your investment experience – basic beginner or savvy investor – life’s road can be winding and full of unexpected...
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These Basic Life-Planning Tools Can Ease Your Money and Retirement Worries

  Where there’s a will — plus a financial plan, advance directive, and power of attorney — there’s a way. While facilitating a...
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5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids an Allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong. Roughly two-thirds of parents give their children an allowance,...
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Charles Schwab on the Lessons He's Learned Over a Lifetime of Investing

For Schwab and his namesake company, the Charles Schwab Corp., each cycle of boom and bust has provided hard lessons. If there's...
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How To Accessorize Your Bank Account

There’s a new fashion trend going on out there, but it might be one that’s hard to see–it’s people accessorizing their bank...
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Battle the Credit Bureaus...and Win

Whether you’re contesting an error or combating fraud, use our guide to give yourself the best shot at success.  Among companies...
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The Repo Market's a Mess. (What's the Repo Market?)

A lot of cash flowed out of the repo pipes just as more securities were flowing in -- meaning that suddenly there wasn’t enough...
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What Should You Do With Unneeded RMDs?

RMDs can feel especially inconvenient if you don’t need the withdrawals to pay for living expenses.  You’ve spent decades growing...
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