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Business Management

Health Care Reform and Your Small Business
When the Affordable Care Act was first passed, many small-business owners were concerned about...
Five Disaster Planning Steps for Small Businesses
Could your business bounce back if a disaster occurred? At minimum, 25 percent of small to...

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College Savings

Financial Fitness for Freshmen
As you get ready to go away to college for the first time, this is a good time to expand your...
Financing a Return to College
You've advanced on the job, but you think that finishing or enhancing your college degree would...

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Credit and Debt Management

Make a Rewarding Credit Card Choice
You're ready to sign up for a new credit card that seems to promise a host of appealing rewards....
Pump Up Your Credit Score
Are you looking for a way to lower the interest you pay on a mortgage, car loan, credit card...

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Homeownership and Mortgage

Identity Theft

Identity Theft Can Happen to Children Too
If your child begins to receive offers for preapproved credit cards, it may strike you as...
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Credit Cards with Chips
A lot of shopping goes down on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the Friday and Monday immediately...

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Medical Coverage While Traveling Overseas
The summer vacation season may be winding down, but thousands of people travel overseas each day...
Deciphering Health Insurance Requirements
You can't put it off any longer: As of Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all...

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Personal Finance

How to Handle an Unexpected Job Loss
Five Tips to Financially Prepare for an Unexpected Loss of Income With cutbacks, mergers, and...
Nine Ways to Trim Your Back-to-School Budget
The National Retail Federation predicts that combined spending for back-to-school and college is...

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Retirement Savings and Management

Don't Make These Common IRA Mistakes
About 40 percent of U.S. households - nearly 50 million - own individual retirement accounts...
Five Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Secure Retirement
About 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until around 2030. If you're part of that group...

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4 Basic Tax Tips about Hobbies
On an average day, 95 percent of Americans age 15 and older engage in some sort of leisure...
College and Taxes: Who takes the dependency deduction — parent or student?
When it comes to the dependency deduction on federal income tax returns, college students who...

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