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HomeHow to win at the apartment-hunting game

Whether you're looking for your first place, a more affordable place, a bigger place, or simply a new-to-you place, finding the right apartment isn't always easy. From noisy neighbors and faulty appliances to drafty windows and lousy water pressure, there are a lot of things to watch out for...read more

FinanceFive tips for new grads

Starting your first job after graduation is an exciting milestone, but it can also be overwhelming. In addition to meeting new people and putting your education to work, you may need to find a new place to live, establish an account for depositing your paychecks and paying your bills, and try to make sense of your employee benefits. And you may have some student loan debt to deal with, too...read more

WorkRoth or traditional 401(k): Which is right for you?

If you are eligible for or currently enrolled in your company’s 401(k) plan, you are probably familiar with many of the decisions associated with managing your plan account, like choosing a saving rate, selecting from the plan’s investment menu and designating a beneficiary. However, your workplace retirement plan may also let you choose between making traditional and Roth 401(k) contributions. Understanding the difference between the two might help you decide which 401(k) option is better aligned with your financial situation...read more

FinanceReady, set, go! Win the race to financial freedom

There’s a way to gain control of your finances, and it’s not as hard as you think. Find your starting position on these challenging routes and push through to the next level until you’re victorious!...read more

LeisureTips for a successful (and fun) low-cost weekend

Have you ever sat down and figured out how much you actually spend during a weekend? The results could shock you. From errands to entertainment, the money you shell out every Saturday and Sunday can really add up over time. And if you have financial goals like getting out of debt, saving for a large purchase like a house or car, or building your retirement nest egg, your weekend spending could be hindering those goals...read more

WorkWhat's love got to do with it?

When it comes to your job, is love everything, nothing, or something in between? In recent years, "Do what you love" and "Love what you do" have become familiar mantras for everyone from millennials to boomers. And a 2013 study found that finding meaning and personal satisfaction in work can result in higher productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and less absenteeism and turnover....read more

familyNewly engaged? Time to talk finances

If you recently popped the question or breathlessly said “yes” to a marriage proposal, you probably think you know your future spouse pretty well. However, it’s important to remember that marriage is more than a romantic union, it's also a financial one. ...read more

WorkS-t-r-e-t-c-h your 401(k) contribution

It's a great time to get your finances in shape. Have you considered "stretching" your 401(k) contribution? You've already made a wise decision to participate in your 401(k) plan. You might be thinking that you are in good shape and have a long-term savings strategy in place. But here’s an important question: Are you contributing as much as you can?...read more

HealthMaking the most of your HSA- Strategies for every age and stage

Whether you’ve just started contributing to your health savings account (HSA) or have had one for years, chances are it offers more savings power than you realize...read more

FinanceTarget Date Funds: Taking the DIY factor out of investing for retirement

Even if you enjoy the occasional do-it-yourself ("DIY") project around the house, you may not want to take that approach when it comes to something as important as investing for your future. Choosing investments, balancing risk and potential return, deciding when to shift that balance as you approach a major milestone such as retirement...it all takes a lot of time and know-how....read more

givingGiving back for the greater good: How to match your money and time with your values

When it comes to giving back, you don't have to be rich to make a difference. Whether you give a little or a lot, you can find purpose and meaning in helping others or supporting your chosen cause ...read more

LeisureEnsure your vacation is time - and money - well spent

Are you planning a much needed getaway? Whether your ideal vacation includes amusement parks, cultural sights, national monuments or sandy beaches, there are things you can do now to help ensure your vacation is time—and money—well spent...read more

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