You get only two chances to time your benefits application just right.
Don’t get turned down for disability benefits because of application mistakes. Know the rules and be armed with the right information to make your case.
What’s wrong with the “save 3-to-6-months of your income” rule and how to calculate how much you really need for a cash cushion.
Don’t let the IRS catch you paying your household helper under the table.
Two-thirds of disability applications are rejected. Here’s how to boost the odds of being approved.
Four things to do so that you don’t end up hating retirement.
Got a yard guy? A home health aide? Live-in cat minder/goldfish psychic? Watch out: You may be on the hook for employment taxes.
A spousal IRA is a key way for nonworking spouses to save for retirement. Here are the IRA rules for couples.
A to-do list for preparing an estate plan and avoiding any serious omissions or mistakes.
Mine, yours, or ours? Deciding whether or not to combine your financial lives, and if so, how far the merger should go.
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11 questions to help you figure out which type of account is right for you.
Bad advice can wreck your credit.
Everything you need to know about nondeductible IRAs, and what to do if it’s your only IRA option.
How it works, what’s the deal with taxes, why choose a Roth over another type of IRA, and how to figure out if you’re eligible to contribute.
Advice from the guy who signs our paychecks on how to successfully negotiate a raise. Also, the morality of defaulting on student loans and a free financial life planning website we like.
Based on your age, income, tax filing status, and other factors, here’s how to figure out how much you are allowed to contribute to a traditional, Roth, Spousal, or SEP IRA.
How to find out the state of your parents' estate plan without sounding like a vulture.
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Are you eligible? How much can you contribute? How much can you deduct? Here’s your guide to the traditional IRA.