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Jamie Cattanach

Jamie Cattanach


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These 5 U.S. Cities Will Pay You to Move There

Can't afford a move to the Big Apple? These five up-and-coming towns are offering hefty bonuses for new residents.


These 5 States Will Pay You to Move There

Need a change of scenery? If you move to one of these five states, you can also pocket actual change, of the monetary kind.

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Can You Save for Retirement While Putting Your Kids Through College?

Achieving these two huge financial goals at the same time is doable.


Here's What the Perfect 401(k) Plan Looks Like

Access to any 401(k) is good news, but understanding the ideal plan will help.

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What to Do With Your 401(k) When You Leave Your Job

Changing jobs? When it comes to bringing your 401(k) funds along for the ride, you have options, but they're not all created equal.

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What Is a "Mini-Retirement," and Should You Take One?

Ready for retirement right now? You can take a small one before jumping back into the workforce, but doing it right takes some planning.

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The IRS "Marriage Penalty" Is Alive and Well -- but Only for These Earners

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the income tax marriage penalty is a thing of the past. That is, unless you fit into one of these financial scenarios.

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This Simple Trick Could Motivate You to Save for Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, your own brain could be working against you.

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Do You Really Need a Financial Planner?

Professional money advice may pay off -- even for the average worker.

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Which Comes First: Debt Payoff or an Emergency Fund?

Paying off debt and stashing cash for a rainy day are both worthy financial goals. But which one should you prioritize?

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What Are the Different Types of Annuities, and Which Is Right for Me?

Considering an annuity? Here's a quick guide to a few of the most common types of annuities on the market and how to decide which might work for you.