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Personal Finance:

Sharpen Your Skills to Save and Plan for Retirement.

Investing in the Future: 4 Money Courses for Young Adults

Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:08 EST

As adults across the country rack up student loans and credit card debt without a second thought, many people lament the lack of financial education in American schools. Luckily, several organizations -- some you'll probably recognize -- are launching personal finance classes for the next generation, so young adults can learn not to make the same mistakes as those who came .....

6 Signs You Should Re-Evaluate Your Life Insurance Policy

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:24 EST

Out of the all the important things we do for our loved ones, taking out the right life insurance policy is probably one of the most important. And once you get the right policy, you might be tempted to check that item off your to-do list and think: Whew. Now I don't need to think about that again. And in fact, most .....

11 Kid-Centric Tax Breaks Every Parent Should Know About

Fri Apr 04, 2014 03:07 EST

It's no secret that raising kids is expensive, but did you know that it's now reached price-of-a-vacation-condo-at-the-beach and splurge-on-a-Bentley expensive proportions? The cost of rearing a middle-class American child from infancy to the age of 18 is now an estimated at $241,000 -- and that's before you start getting those college bills. Fortunately, parents get a little bit of financial relief every April, .....

7 Sneaky Taxes That Could Blindside You This Season

Wed Mar 26, 2014 03:38 EST

You've already done your taxes, right? (If not, start here with our easy guide to filing because time is running out.) But even if you've got them figured out -- or have an excellent accountant doing them for you -- you still might be in for some expensive surprises this season. Below, Joseph Boyce, a New York-based CPA, and Gail Rosen, .....

Getting a Tax Return? 5 Easy Ways to Boost Its Value

Stephanie Taylor Christensen
Fri Mar 21, 2014 01:47 EST

The average tax refund for 2014 is just over $3,000. Though your first order of business should be to reduce that amount to $0 next year (after all, a tax refund is really an interest-free loan you've made to the government; LearnVest explains why you don't want a big tax refund, here), there are some simple ways everyone can grow .....