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7 Reasons to Invest in Stocks Past Age 50

Conventional wisdom says you should invest conservatively near and after retirement. Is that actually wise?

How Your New Job Might Affect Your Mortgage Application

You just started a new job. Now, you want a new home. With the right strategy, you can still get a mortgage.

7 Things Your Credit Report Does NOT Include

Your credit reports may be handy snapshots of your financial health, but they don't show the whole picture. Find out what's missing.

5 Money Conversations Couples Should Have Before Retirement

You and your spouse can't wait to enjoy your retirement years, but before you dive in, you need to talk money.

Why Retiring With Debt Isn't the End of the World

You've probably heard that retiring with debt is a costly mistake. But is it really the end of the world?

Here's How You Should Budget Your Social Security Checks

You don't get to quit budgeting just because you've retired. Actually, if you collect Social Security benefits, it's more important than ever.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home When You're Single

Single homeownership is on the rise. Before you embark on the homebuying process solo, consider some important factors.

5 Downsides to a Bigger Paycheck

You just got a raise, but before you start celebrating, take a few minutes to think about how more money is going to change things for you.

4 Ways to Make Money Doing Household Chores

Looking for a side gig that doesn't have hefty startup fees? You can make up to $25 an hour doing everyday household chores for other people.

Does Your Net Worth Even Matter?

You may not be raking it in like Warren Buffett, but yes, your net worth still matters.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Start Claiming Your Social Security Benefits

Just because you can start claiming Social Security benefits, doesn't necessarily mean you should. Ask yourself these questions first.

6 Reasons It's Never Too Late for a Career Change

Career stuck in a rut? Climb out!

7 Lessons From Tax Day to Remember for Next Year

With Tax Day now behind you (phew!), it's time to reflect on a few lessons that might make next April a little less stressful.

How "Carried Interest" May Affect Our Taxes

Carried interest was a buzzword of the presidential election. Just what is it, anyways?

3 Ways More Money in Retirement Might Cost You

Having an extra large nest egg is a good thing! But to be sure, it comes with extra headaches you'll have to manage.

Stop Making These 7 Basic Budget Mistakes

If your budget keeps biting the dust, it might be because you're constantly making these basic mistakes.

9 Ways Your Lazy Habits Are Costing You

Time to get up off the couch and take control of your financial future. You can do this!

You Got a Raise! Now What?

Congrats on those extra dollars in your paycheck! Don't just blow through 'em, though. Put the extra money to work.

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age

Your Social Security benefits increase with every year you wait to claim them. But sometimes, sooner is better.

The 7 Most Common Tax Questions for Beginners, Answered

Never fear, newbies — those tax forms won't bite! All your basic tax questions are here, answered.