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Money Roundup: Overreacting to the Fed, Surveying the Damage, and More

Here is our Winter solstice roundup of recent reads on investing and personal finance. (Even if the market doesn't bounce back right away, at least we know the minutes of daylight will grow from this point!)  Treasury
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4 Options for Budgeting Online

Trying to make financial progress without a budget is like, well, trying to fill a tub without a stopper in the drain. And budgets don’t have to be dreary! Apps and online tools have made budgeting easier and more useful
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An Empty Nest? Now’s the Time to Ramp up Savings – And to Have Fun

Many couples arrive at the "empty nest" years short on retirement savings. But here’s the good news: this phase of life offers the opportunity to make unprecedented progress on your savings goals, while still enjoying life
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2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits, Tax Brackets, and More

Every year brings a number of changes in various financial rules and regs that impact our personal financial planning. What follows is our annual guide to some of the more significant changes that have been announced for
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Roundup: Getting Around the Deduction Limit for Giving, When Gains Are Hard to Come By, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finances, and stewardship. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!
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What Money-Management System Do You Use?

My wife and I are considering moving to a different system for managing our family finances (i.e., budgeting) in 2019. Perhaps you're thinking along the same lines — a new year, a new approach. Years ago, we started out
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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2019

Each December, we offer planning suggestions for the year ahead. But this isn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all list. It’s up to you to take our broad collection of ideas and narrow them down to your personal “Top 10” for
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How Fund Distributions Affect Fund Share Prices

[Editor’s note: Even though the market is up strongly in recent years, 2018 saw two substantial sell-offs. That’s why mutual fund “distributions” are likely to be a significant event this year. During those sell-offs,
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It’s Your Retirement Account, Not a Piggy Bank

A 401(k) plan account is a tax-advantaged investment vehicle designed for the long haul. Setting money aside paycheck-by-paycheck, year-after-year, a worker steadily builds retirement savings. Sometimes this is accelerated
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Holiday Wisdom From “a Bear of Very Little Brain”

During a family movie night over the long Thanksgiving weekend, we watched a wonderfully charming movie, Christopher Robin. In the film, Christopher grows up, takes on the serious work of making a living, and in the
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