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5 Stocks Your Kids Would Love to Own

From Snapchat to Disney, these five stocks will get any tween excited to invest.

Make Smarter Investments by Mastering This Simple Ratio

Do you know how to read a P/E ratio? If not, it's time to add this key investing metric to your lexicon.

How to Face 4 Ugly Truths About Retirement Planning

It's time to face — and overcome — the ugly truths of retirement planning.

8 Unexpected Costs of Selling a Home

Everyone knows buying a home is expensive. You might not realize selling a home can cost a pretty penny, too.

5 Tricky Interview Questions Successful CEOs Always Ask

If you thought your last job interview was tough, wait till you see the hard-hitting questions these successful CEOs bring to the table.

5 Surprising Budget Habits of Wealthy Financial Gurus

Even for the wealthiest of the wealthy, the simpler (and cheaper) things in life are better.

7 Traps to Avoid With Your 401(k)

Your 401(k) is a powerful retirement savings tool, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

5 Myths About Credit Cards That Won't Go Away

Credit cards have been around for a long time now — and so have all these myths about paying with plastic.

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Remarry

If you're planning to walk down the aisle again, it's wise to make these money moves with your partner.

10 Surprising Ways Real Estate Cuts Your Taxes

Owning real estate is considered a great investment. Even sweeter? All the tax breaks that come along with it.

The Easy Way to Do Your Taxes (Without Paying Someone Else)

Don't stress at tax time. These people and organizations will file your returns for you — and they'll do it for free.

5 Sales Strategies Your Bank Uses to Make Money

Banks are businesses, too. Keep an eye out for these sales tactics that might be costing you money

Pay with a Selfie: How Safe Are the New Ways to Pay?

Smile! You just paid with a selfie. How safe are these trendy new ways to spend, anyway?

7 Tools and Gadgets Your Smartphone Can Replace

Clear the clutter and keep your smartphone, because with the right apps, it becomes a universal tool that makes your everyday life easier.

5 Investments That Aren't Stocks or Bonds

Stock ownership is at the lowest rate in almost two decades. These alternative investments may be the reason why.

What Freelancers and Side Giggers Need to Know About Income Taxes

Uncle Sam wants his due from everybody. That means you too, freelancers.

FICO or FAKO: Are Free Credit Scores From Credit Cards the Real Thing?

Your credit card provider might offer your credit score —for free! — every month. Here's what you need to know about that complimentary number.

5 Common Tax Mistakes We Need to Stop Making

Sure, doing your taxes can be tricky! But when it comes to these five mistakes, we really, really need to stop making them.

4 Best States to Start a New Business In

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well for many Americans. Their small business ventures would fare particularly well in these four states.

6 Grocery Purchases That Will Be Cheaper in 2017

We don't know exactly what 2017 will bring, but we do know that these grocery items will cost less!