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6 Reasons Retirees Still Need an Emergency Fund

on September 7, 2021

Once you’re on a fixed income, having an emergency fund is even more critical. Here’s why.

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What COVID-19 Revealed About Emergency Funds

on July 5, 2021

Almost 40% of people with emergency savings dug into it over the past year. Here’s how much of it they spent.

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What the Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Building an Emergency Fund

on May 15, 2020

Find your emergency fund is too skinny? Here’s how to stretch those dollars and fatten it up.

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9 Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund Today

on March 26, 2020

These steps will help you sleep a little better — despite the coronavirus crisis and impending recession.

Struggling to Build an Emergency Fund? Try This Instead
Struggling to Build an Emergency Fund? Try This Instead

on March 21, 2017

A smaller cash cushion can get you through most monthly income fluctuations, according to new research.

Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund in 2021
Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund in 2021

on March 23, 2021

You know you should do something smart with the money, but what? Consider this.

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The 3 Best Places to Park Your Emergency Cash

on August 28, 2020

To be prepared for a financial crisis, put your rainy day fund somewhere that’s safe but accessible.

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4 Steps to Prepare for an Income Emergency

on April 28, 2020

Many Americans are ill-prepared to deal with financial disruptions. If that’s you, here’s how to turn it around.

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6 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Become Richer

on January 14, 2020

They say it takes money to make money. Here’s how to leverage a tax refund into more cash.

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Tax Hacks 2019: How Not to Blow Your Tax Refund

on January 24, 2019

Your tax refund check can be an instrument of positive change, or just another wasted opportunity. Here is what you should do with it.

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The Top 5 Reasons People Tap Retirement Funds Early

on June 7, 2018

Raiding your nest egg before retirement for reasons like this will cost you a lot of money.

Taxpayers Plan to Put Their Refunds to Good Use: How About You?
Taxpayers Plan to Put Their Refunds to Good Use: How About You?

on February 22, 2017

Many Americans say they plan to do something very smart with their tax refund. Here’s how you can join them.

Uncle Sam and taxes
Tax Hacks 2018: How Not to Blow Your Tax Refund

on January 7, 2016

Your tax refund check can be an instrument of positive change, or just another wasted opportunity. Here is what you should do with it.

Tax Hacks 2015: How To Use A Tax Refund To Change Your Life
Tax Hacks 2015: How To Use A Tax Refund To Change Your Life

on April 9, 2015

Your tax refund checks can be an instrument of positive change, or just another wasted opportunity. Here is what you should do with yours.

If You Shouldn’t Fly When You’re Sick, Why Can’t You Get a Refund?
If You Shouldn’t Fly When You’re Sick, Why Can’t You Get a Refund?

on October 3, 2014

Airlines likely won’t offer a refund on a nonrefundable ticket even when you’re too sick to fly.

Need Money? 7 Crowdfunding Sites to Give You Cash
Need Money? 7 Crowdfunding Sites to Give You Cash

on August 13, 2014

Crowdfunding is all the rage. Here’s the skinny on seven sites promising to help you raise cash. We’ll also tell you how to improve your chances of fundraising success.

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10 Creative Crowdfunded Wedding Gift Ideas

on June 6, 2014

Tying the knot soon? Take a look at these creative crowdfunding gift ideas that could pay for your honeymoon or raise a down payment for your first house.

Tax Hacks 2014: The 10 Dumbest and 4 Smartest Things You Can Do With a Tax Refund
Tax Hacks 2014: The 10 Dumbest and 4 Smartest Things You Can Do With a Tax Refund

on February 7, 2014

Every year millions of Americans get money back, then blow it. Here are the best and worst ways to treat the return of your hard-earned money, along with some advice on tracking your refund.

6 Ways to Prepare for a Medical Emergency Now
6 Ways to Prepare for a Medical Emergency Now

on June 20, 2013

You can take steps to make sure you’re not slammed with medical debt because of a trip to the emergency room.

You Got a Refund? Rethink Your Plan
You Got a Refund? Rethink Your Plan

on May 1, 2013

Getting a refund is a good idea only if you lack the discipline to save money on your own.

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