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Developing solid financial habits at a young age will lead to a lifetime of smart money management.


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The freedom associated with college life combined with tuition responsibilities and a limited cash flow presents financial hurdles for many students. Here is the information you’ll need to jump over them.


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Now that you’re generating a steady income on your own, you’ll have to implement a budget so that you can pay your bills and have some cash leftover to enjoy yourself, too.


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Finances may be one of the most difficult aspects of your life to merge with your partner’s, but it’s also one of the most important. Developing a successful method for communicating about money early on will benefit your relationship as it matures.


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Adding a child to your family is a joyous–yet costly– milestone. You’ll find tools here to help you prepare for this occasion as much as possible, as well as advice on giving your pride and joy the gift of financial literacy.


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Owning your own home is as demanding as it is rewarding. You’ll need to be ready for expected expenses (like your mortgage) and those that may be surprises (like repairs).


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It’s never too early to start saving for this exciting time in your life. This rings truer now than it ever has before. Here are the resources to get you on the right track.


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As much as you may try to prepare for the unexpected, events such as a sudden loss of income, a serious illness or a natural disaster can be financially crippling. But don’t despair; help is right at your fingertips.


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By nature of their career, active and reserve military personnel and their spouses are faced with a unique set of financial planning needs.


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Starting, running and growing a small business requires perseverance and financial know-how. Regardless of what kind of business you are running, you’ll find sound advice and suggestions for prosperity here.


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Featured News and Resources
IRS Scam Phone Calls Continue
As incidents of an aggressive telephone scam continue across the country, the IRS unveiled a new video with a renewed warning to taxpayers not to be fooled by imposters posing as tax agency representatives.

Basic Tax Tips About Hobbies
There are special rules and limits for deductions you can claim when your hobby turns into a major source of income.

How to Guard Against Child Identity Theft
Nearly 3 percent of U.S. households with children under age 18 has been struck by child identity theft.

Holiday Shopping and Credit Card Security
Where there are credit cards, there is credit card fraud.

Who Takes the Dependency Tax Deduction—Parent or College Student?
Students who file a tax return might incorrectly claim their own personal exemption, which denies a parent or guardian from taking the deduction for their dependent child.

Save Twice with the Saver’s Credit
If you are a low-to-moderate income worker, you can take steps now to save two ways for the same amount. With the saver’s credit you can save for your retirement and save on your taxes with a special tax credit.

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