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Start an Emergency Fund in 6 Easy Steps

Sickness, job loss, home repairs, car repairs—there are so many things that can rock your financial boat. Are you prepared to handle them? Start an …

5 financial goals to set in 2017

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.<p>Here are five financial goals to consider setting in 2017. Pick a few or pick them all. Either way, you'll be on the path to a better financial picture this time next year.<p>Set a budget<p>Knowing …

Retirement

Looking to retire early? Here's how to do it in 3 steps

Hoping to make an early exit from the workforce? Here's how to get there.<p>Retiring early is a major goal for many working Americans. For some of us, "early" means retiring at 62. For others, it means retiring in our mid-to-late 50s. But no matter what specific age you associate with early …

Retirement

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

Retirement

Seven steps to improve your finances in 2017

The new year is a great time to take a fresh look at your finances. Ready for a boost in 2017? Here are seven steps to give you a running start.<p><b>1. Know your credit score</b><p>Your credit rating not only affects whether you can get approved for future credit, but it also may factor into the fees you pay …

5 Budget Changes You Need to Make This Year

The start of a new year is a good time to update your budget -- or create one in the first place. But as you review your budget and, hopefully, adjust it for your raise, here are a few more changes you should really think about making.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>Your budget should include a line …

IRA Portfolio Yielding 4.8% Created From 2 Vanguard Funds And 34 Stocks In 10 Sectors

My hubby owned 7 Vanguard Funds and we decided to manage and make our own IRA; I just say "He let me do it!"<p>I kept 2 Funds and added 34 stocks in 10 …