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FinanceFive hidden benefits of 529 college savings plans

A Section 529 college savings plan can be a great tax-advantaged way to save for an education—your children's, your own or anyone else's—and it may offer surprising financial flexibility...read more

HomeOrganize your life in bits and bytes: Go digital!

From blogs to books to professional organizers, there’s no shortage of resources and ideas about how to organize your home, and change your life in the process. Yet, with this abundance of information you may be wondering where to begin...read more

WorkRetirement planning and your equity awards

When you’re at the peak of your career, raising a family, paying for a child’s college education, or caring for an aging parent, it can be difficult to think about planning for your own future. When faced with these competing priorities, it may seem like there’s nothing left to contribute towards retirement...read more

WorkBorrowing From the Bank of You: Taking a loan from your retirement account

Since the day you enrolled in your employer's retirement plan, your retirement account has been earmarked for one of the biggest expenses you'll ever face: retirement. Once you retire, it could be your primary source of income, used to pay for everything—from groceries and prescriptions to utility bills and travel expenses...read more

LeisureNavigating the nuances of international travel

Planning an international adventure can be thrilling. Whether you're dreaming about lazing the day away on a tropical beach or strolling along the Seine, make sure to plan ahead so you can relax and enjoy the ride....read more

HealthDon't let your hospital harm your financial health

Everyone’s heard the old adage that hospitals can make you sick. But lately more and more Americans are learning the hard way that hospitals can harm their financial health too. Medical billing errors and insurance company payment delays can be dangerous to your finances. Here’s what you can do to help protect yourself...read more

givingA labor of love - How to make the most of work-sponsored giving

These days, it’s easy to find plenty of ways to donate your time, skills or money to causes and organizations you care about. But, you may need to look no further than your own workplace as more and more employers are providing opportunities for employees to give back that can benefit both you and those in need...read more

FinanceA month-by-month guide to a financially healthier you

With each new year comes a fresh start. While you’re thinking about making resolutions to improve your health, like losing weight or getting more exercise, don’t forget about your financial well-being. Wondering how you might do that? It’s not as hard as you think...read more

LeisureVacation unplugged: How to hit the reset button

Have you ever had a vacation go awry because of work? You go away with the best of intentions, but instead of enjoying some much-needed R&R, you find yourself answering emails, taking business calls and basically working during your time off. In a fast-moving, “always on” world, how do you truly unplug...read more

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