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Taking a few steps now, while you're still working, to prepare for your health care costs in retirement can give you more choices down the road.
Knowing how much of a role you want to play in selecting and managing your investments can help you choose the approach that aligns with your goals.
Investing in Volatile Times
Using Dollar-Cost Averaging to Make Scheduled Investments
Even if it feels like time is running short, you can still take steps to help stay on track for the retirement you want.
Do You Have Too Many Retirement Accounts?
Retirement Account Distributions After Age 70½
Use these tax-efficient strategies to help make the most of your long-term investments.
Calculating Taxes on Stock Sales
Five Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing
Learn about the advantages these surprisingly adaptable plans have over other options to pay for college, such as a UTMA/UGMA account.
Checklist: Paying Off Student Loans
Using 529 Plans to Invest for College and Transfer Wealth
Building an emergency fund could take years. Here are steps you can take in the meantime.
Tips for When Family Members Ask You for Money
Money and Marriage: 6 Tips for a Financially Happy Marriage
Making financial gifts to your children now, instead of in your will, can be very satisfying. Here are things to consider.
What to Know When a Loved One Passes
3 Smart Ways to Pass IRA Assets to Your Heirs
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