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What If Your Wages are Garnished?

If you’re falling behind on paying off your debts, beware. You don’t want to end up one of the millions of Americans who get their pay garnished.

401(k) After-Tax Rollover Rules

IRS rules if you have after-tax money in your 401(k) retirement account, you can roll it into a Roth IRA where it will then grow tax-free (as opposed to tax-deferred). You don’t have to pay pro rata taxes on the distribution, accounting for the percentage of the pre-tax money in your 401(k).

Managing Credit and Boosting Your Score

Understanding how a credit score is calculated and what the number actually means is often a mystery. But it’s critically important and can open doors to many things: a home or auto loan, a credit card or even a job. Bank of America offers 5 tips for managing your credit.

Mistakes to Avoid Filling Out Your FAFSA

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing most families can do to get last minute college funding help. These are five of the most costly mistakes families can make in regards to filling out the FAFSA.

Gaining Financial Control of Your Divorce

Graham Craig of Robert W. Baird & Co. will present money management tips for those in the midst of a marriage breakup will be offered in “Gaining Financial Control of Your Divorce,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in the Adult Classroom of the central branch of the Library. To register for this free program, call (847) 923-3347.

Best Apps to Find Cheap Gas

If you’re looking for the absolute best gas prices, here are 5 apps that can save you money at the pump. But each has pros and cons.

Best Things to Buy After-Christmas

You can find deep discounts on apparel, electronics, holiday items and more at the after-Christmas sales.

Year-End IRA Withdrawals

Many individuals wait until the final days—or hours—of the calendar year to take required withdrawals from retirement savings. If that describes you, keep these possible pitfalls in mind.

Is a Roth Account Right for You?

Roth IRA accounts can be a great way to save for retirement—and it is getting easier to use them.

Living Paycheck to Paycheck

If you’re always short on cash, US News Money shows you 7 ways to take control of your finances.