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Alicia Rose Hudnett

Alicia Rose Hudnett


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6 Credit Score Myths You May Be Falling For

Your credit scores are important indicators of your financial health, so it pays to know how they work.

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Survey Reveals the Majority of Americans Are Saving for Retirement All Wrong

Where you save can make all the difference.

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How an IRA Works

Retirement may be a near-universal goal for Americans, but that doesn't mean they're all saving up for it like they should be. Learning about what an IRA is may help.

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So You've Maxed Out Your 401(k) -- Now What?

Being able to fully fund your 401(k) is no small accomplishment, but it may leave you wondering what other tax-favored savings tools are out there.

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Don't Make These Retirement Savings Mistakes

Retirement planning isn't just about saving. It involves avoiding some costly mistakes as well.

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Don't Let These Mistakes Take a Bite Out of Your Retirement Savings

Financial mistakes can be costly -- and nowhere is this more true than when it comes to your retirement accounts.

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What to Do if You Haven't Saved for Retirement by Age 50

Fifty may be the new 40, but when it comes to your retirement age, most people don't think 77 is the new 67.

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Don't Let a House Ruin Your Retirement

Owning a home shouldn't prevent you from saving for the future.

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4 Strategies to Save More for Retirement

You'll spend your entire working lifetime saving for the life you'll have after you've finished working. Make every year count.

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3 Things You May Be Getting Wrong About Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn't an exact science. It's an ongoing, constantly evolving process.

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4 Financial Moves to Make When You Have a Baby

Having a baby changes everything.

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5 Things You Should Know About IRAs

Many Americans will accumulate the bulk of their retirement savings in IRAs, so it makes sense to know the features of these accounts.

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The True Cost of Cashing Out Your Retirement Account

Having the ability to let your money grow and compound tax-deferred provides you with the ultimate form of savings advantage.

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3 Steps to Financial Security

Personal finance is the business of our lives, and we should all strive for financial security.

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4 Reasons to Love the Roth IRA

Can you imagine a tax-free retirement?

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How to Jumpstart Your Retirement Today

If you're behind in saving for retirement, there are steps you can take right now to help turn your situation around.

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What to Do With Your Tax Refund

The government has been holding your money for you all year. Make sure you know what to do with it when they hand it back.

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What to Do With Your Old 401(k) When Switching Jobs

When it comes to tax-sheltered retirement money, you don't want to make a mistake, because there's usually no way to undo it.

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5 Main Differences Between a Traditional 401(k) and a Traditional IRA

Whether you're saving in a traditional 401(k) or a traditional IRA, you're taking the right steps toward retirement. But one of them is probably a better fit for you.

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3 Main Differences Between a Roth IRA and a Roth 401(k)

These two savings vehicles may have similar tax treatments, but there are some key differences between the two accounts that you should be aware of.