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The Top 11 Reasons People Retire Earlier Than Planned

Some workers quit their jobs early by choice. Others are not so lucky.

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15 Cities Where Homebuyers Make the Biggest Down Payments

There is a deficit of homes, which means higher costs. In these areas, the competitive market has pushed buyers to put more money down.

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10 Cities Where Retirees Rely on Social Security the Most

The federal retirement benefits program is a vital lifeline for seniors in these places.

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The Top 3 Reasons Americans Are Boycotting Companies

Businesses that make these missteps may see customers take their money elsewhere.

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This Is the No. 1 Source of Retirement Planning Advice for Retirees

Workers look for retirement advice in many different places. These are the most popular.

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7 Lessons From the 2020 Stock Market Crash

It’s important to learn from the past, especially since it will eventually repeat itself.

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Now Even Your TV Puts You at Risk of Fraud

Don’t be too eager to watch your favorite shows — check for this threat first.

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How a Roth IRA Conversion Turns a Stock Market Plunge Into a Plus

Some people can use the current downturn to their long-term advantage.

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How an IRS Change Could Hurt Your Heirs

The proposed rule is a surprise to many financial advisers.

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7 Actions to Take Now to Get the Life You Want

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us reevaluating our lives and our finances. Use these tips to make the most of your money and your life.

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6 Typical Warning Signs of a Recession

Jittery over unpredictable financial markets? These indicators offer a reality check on the risks.

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The 10 Biggest Regrets of Online Shoppers

Those who have purchased goods online say these are their biggest frustrations.

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This Surgery May Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Risk by 30%

A common surgery that many older Americans need has been strongly linked with a reduced risk of dementia.

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Think Gas Is Expensive? These Everyday Items Cost $500 a Gallon

These household products may seem reasonably priced at first glance. But get ready to be shocked by the unit price.

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Going to Bed at This Hour May Help Ward Off Heart Disease

A large study finds that folks who hit the hay at this hour developed less heart disease.

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3 Ways Young People Are Ruining Their Parents’ Finances

The woes of today’s younger Americans are causing ripples that damage their parents’ finances.

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Eating This Food Every Week May Help Ward off Dementia

A study finds that the right diet may lower your risk of cognitive decline and brain disease later in life.

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Here’s How Much Social Security’s Buying Power Has Plunged

This is why retirees can buy far less with their Social Security payments today than 20 years ago.

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9 Tips for Sane and Successful Stock Investing

Here’s how to seize growth without losing your mind.

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10 Types of Groceries That Just Broke Price Records

Overall inflation might be waning, but the price spikes for these particular foods are higher than ever.

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