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How Much Car Insurance Do You Need?

Your auto insurance is a collection of different policies that cover you in different ways.  But how much insurance do you really need?

Financial Planning Checklist for Chronic Illness


After dealing with the shock of being diagnosed with a chronic disease, adjusting your financial and estate plans tailored to your medical condition is a top priority.

How to Lose Your Shirt

The biggest losers in the investing world typically do two things wrong: they hoard cash and they trade a lot of stocks.

Personal Finance Before Marriage

Money is the No. 1 source of tension in relationships. Here are some of the personal finance questions to answer before you decide you’re ready for a lifelong commitment.

Use Market Losses To Trim Taxes

Market downturns are a good time to adjust your mutual fund portfolio to minimize the tax bite. Forbes tells you how to calculate the best ways to do that.

What Car Dealers Won’t Tell You

Do you think there’s a secret to buying a new car?  You might be right.  MarketWatch gives you 10 secrets your car dealer won’t tell you.

24 Personal Finance Tips

The Week offers almost a month’s worth of personal finance tips to save money and get your financial house in order.

IRA Withdrawal Rules

When you turn 70 1/2 you must begin taking money from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as a traditional individual retirement account, workplace 401(k) or self-employed retirement plans. The IRS has created tables to calculate these annual withdrawals, known as required minimum distributions, or RMDs.

The Student Loan Form You Should File ASAP

For students starting college in the fall of 2015, figuring out loans and grants may feel like a long way off — you may not even know where you’re going yet — but there’s a form crucial to determining how much you pay for your degree that you need to get done as soon as possible: The FAFSA.

Don’t Spend Your Old Age Pinching Pennies

According to the National Retirement Risk Index created by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research, 52% of households will see their standards of living fall if they opt to retire at age 65, up from 30% in 1989. The drop-off has been driven by a host of factors, including rising life expectancies, falling bond yields, the disappearance of traditional pension plans and the rise in the full retirement age for Social Security benefits.  The Wall Street Journal offers some tips on living better in retirement.