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  1. Why Women Need to Talk About Money
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    Why Women Need to Talk About Money

    Three reports from Bank of America track women’s financial journeys, their contributions to the economy—and the challenges they still face

  2. What’s the Best Financial Advice Your Mom Ever Gave You?
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    What’s the Best Financial Advice Your Mom Ever Gave You?

    Hear what others had to say in this video celebrating mothers everywhere

  3. Women & Financial Wellness : Beyond the Bottom Line
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    Women & Financial Wellness : Beyond the Bottom Line

    Women have been driving change in the labor market, the workplace, and the home. But there are still key opportunities for continued growth.

  4. Smart Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loan
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    Smart Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loan

    What comes after graduation day? The job of repaying the cost of college. That often involves hard choices, but with a solid strategy you can tackle your debts without jeopardizing your future.

  5. Will Itemizing Still Make Sense Under the New Tax Law?
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    Will Itemizing Still Make Sense Under the New Tax Law?

    Below, noted tax expert Andrew Friedman offers insights on how the new tax law could affect your financial decisions throughout the year

  6. How to Maintain Your Balance in an Up-and-Down Market
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    How to Maintain Your Balance in an Up-and-Down Market

    Tune out the noise and stay focused on your goals, says this behavioral finance expert

  7. Volatility in Pictures: Focus on the Rebounds
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    Volatility in Pictures: Focus on the Rebounds

    Knowing when and how markets have recovered during past downturns can help investors today

  8. Tips, Stats—and True Stories—to Help You Retire Ready
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    Tips, Stats—and True Stories—to Help You Retire Ready

  9. Tax Reform & Your Life: What's Changed?
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    Tax Reform & Your Life: What's Changed?

    Plenty. Here, tax expert Andrew Friedman, principal and founder of The Washington Update, provides insights on how the new law’s provisions could affect your financial life. Use them to help you plan for the conversations you’ll want to have with your tax professional and financial advisor.

  10. Snap Stat: Life’s Biggest—and Least Understood—Expense
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    Snap Stat: Life’s Biggest—and Least Understood—Expense

    It can cost more than buying a house, raising a child and paying for college—combined. What is it?


  11. 5 Top Reasons People Turn to an Advisor (And Why You Shouldn’t Wait)
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    5 Top Reasons People Turn to an Advisor (And Why You Shouldn’t Wait)

    Buying a home? Paying for college? Retiring soon? Planning ahead can help you prepare for your financial goals and any unexpected challenges that may come your way.

  12. The Basics Q&A: Roth or Traditional IRA—Which is Right for Me?
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    The Basics Q&A: Roth or Traditional IRA—Which is Right for Me?

    Q: Which is the better way to save for retirement—a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

  13. Investor Ed: Two Ways to Rebalance Your Portfolio
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    Investor Ed: Two Ways to Rebalance Your Portfolio

    Regularly reviewing and adjusting your investment allocations is a must in today’s markets. Here’s a guide to getting started.

  14. What Should You Do When the Markets Get Volatile?
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    What Should You Do When the Markets Get Volatile?

    Market swings can be unnerving, but they shouldn’t distract you from staying focused on your financial goals. We spoke with Mary Ann Bartels, head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Portfolio Strategy, for her insights.

  15. Save More for Retirement with These 5 Tips
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    Save More for Retirement with These 5 Tips

    Even if you’re juggling other financial goals, there are steps you can take to help you get back on track

  16. The Bulletin
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    The Bulletin

    Financial tips, trends and insights to help you plan for the priorities—like your health, home, family, work, even leisure—that matter most to you

  17. The Basics Q&A: A Retirement Account for Teens? <i>Really?</i>
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    The Basics Q&A: A Retirement Account for Teens? Really?

    Q: My teenage daughter worked as a waitress this summer. Is it too early for her to start investing for retirement?

  18. Stocks or Bonds: What Happens When Rates Rise?
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    Stocks or Bonds: What Happens When Rates Rise?

    Understanding income-producing investments—and how they might behave as interest rates rise—can help guide your search for income

  19. Help for Rising College Costs
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    Help for Rising College Costs

    With more eligible expenses and greater flexibility, 529 college savings plans work harder for you

  20. The Basics Q&A: Paying Off Grad-School Debt
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    The Basics Q&A: Paying Off Grad-School Debt

    Q: I’m going to graduate from med school with a lot of student-loan debt. How can I make it more manageable?

  21. The Basics Q&A: What Expenses Can a 529 College Savings Account Cover?
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    The Basics Q&A: What Expenses Can a 529 College Savings Account Cover?

    Q: I just opened a 529 account for my daughter. How can I use it?

  22. 4 Big Retirement Risks—and How to Prepare for Them
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    4 Big Retirement Risks—and How to Prepare for Them

    You can’t control unexpected events in your life and the markets, but these tips can help you limit their impact

  23. Elder Fraud Is on the Rise: Is a Con Artist Targeting Someone You Love?
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    Elder Fraud Is on the Rise: Is a Con Artist Targeting Someone You Love?

    Here are some signs to watch for—and steps you can take to help protect your family

  24. Finances in Retirement: New Challenges, New Solutions
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    Finances in Retirement: New Challenges, New Solutions

  25. Four Reasons to Use a Trust
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    Four Reasons to Use a Trust

    Andy Friedman of The Washington Update discusses how trusts can help you provide for the people and causes you care most about—whatever your net worth

  26. Checklist: 7 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer
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    Checklist: 7 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer

    Whatever your priorities, this can help you find someone who understands you and has the resources to help you manage your financial life

  27. Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?
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    Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

    For many people, the answer is yes – but these strategies could help you minimize the hit on your retirement income

  28. Social Security: Aiming for Smarter Payments
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    Social Security: Aiming for Smarter Payments

    Delaying your benefits for as long as you can could give you greater income for life. Can you afford to wait? Here’s how to determine the timing that’s right for you.

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