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Christy Bieber

Christy Bieber

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Former college teacher. Textbook contributor. Personal finance writer. Passionate advocate of smart money moves to achieve financial success.

Recent articles

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If I Were Behind on Retirement Savings, This Would Be My Game Plan

Three experts share how they'd catch up.


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How to Double a $1,400 Stimulus Check With Absolutely No Effort

Your $1,400 check could easily turn into $2,800 -- or more.


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Estate Planning: Supporting Your Loved Ones After You're Gone

Financial security is the best Valentine's Day gift you can provide them.


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How Much Tax Do I Owe on Reddit Stocks?

Made a profit after getting a stock tip from Reddit? Here's how much tax you may owe.


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A Newlywed's Guide to Taxes

Just get married? Here's what you need to know about your tax situation.

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The 3 Most Problematic Social Security Myths: Debunked

You can't afford to fall for them!


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Tackle These 3 Investing Myths Before You Make the Wrong Play

No matter who wins the big game, you'll be a winner after you knock down these myths.


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How GameStop Investors Took On the Wall Street Goliath, as Told by Twitter

Confused about GameStop? Let Twitter explain.


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News Flash: Saving Isn't Enough. Investing Is Your Next Step

You aren't going to get rich just be sticking your money in the bank.


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Let's Crush These 4 Retirement Myths in 2021

You can't afford to fall for them anymore!

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Would a New Minimum Wage Increase Be Enough to Make You a Millionaire?

Could a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour be enough to help you save $1 million?


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Should You File Your Taxes Early or Wait? The Pros and Cons

When is the best time to submit your returns?


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Do You Have to File Taxes to Get a Stimulus Check?

Here's what you need to know about stimulus check rules.


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Tax Credits vs. Tax Deductions: What's the Difference and Which Is Better?

Tax credits and tax deductions aren't the same. But which is more valuable?


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Where's My Tax Refund?

Waiting on your refund? Here's what you can expect.

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So You've Got a 401(k) and You Don't Know What to Do With It

Don't let your account sit idle.


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What Is the First Day You Can File Taxes?

Here's when you can submit your tax forms in 2021.


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Will There Be IRS Delays in 2021?

Here's what you need to know about filing taxes next year.


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How to Actually Pay Your Taxes

Owe money to the IRS? How do you submit your payment?


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How Long Should I Keep My Tax Returns?

Don't throw out your paperwork too early!