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401(k) vs. 403(b): How to Pick a Retirement Plan

401(k) vs. 403(b): How to Pick a Retirement Plan

401(k) plans and 403(b) plans have much in common - and several key distinctions. It pays to know about both retirement plans.

What Is a Certified Check and How Do You Get One?

What Is a Certified Check and How Do You Get One?

A certified check represents a guaranteed payment -- it's no wonder they are favored by payers and payees alike.

How Much Does a Wedding Cost on Average (With Breakdown)?

How Much Does a Wedding Cost on Average (With Breakdown)?

With wedding costs skyrocketing, it's time to get savvy about building a nuptial's budget that saves substantial cash - and still gives you a great wedding experience.

What Is a 401(k) Retirement Plan and How Does It Work?

What Is a 401(k) Retirement Plan and How Does It Work?

A 401(k) plan is a great, tax-advantaged way to build a solid retirement nest egg.

How to Use Back-to-School Shopping As a Way to Teach Your Kids About Budgeting

How to Use Back-to-School Shopping As a Way to Teach Your Kids About Budgeting

Start the budget lessons early in your child's life, says one top expert.

What Is Taxable Income (With Examples)?

What Is Taxable Income (With Examples)?

Taxable income is your federal tax liability. Fortunately, there are good ways to lower that number.

What Are Tax Exemptions and What Applies to You in 2018?

What Are Tax Exemptions and What Applies to You in 2018?

Tax exemptions are Uncle Sam's gift to taxpayers - especially if you qualify for more than one of them.

20 Actionable Ideas For Making Passive Income in 2018

20 Actionable Ideas For Making Passive Income in 2018

Passive income can lead directly to earning cash while you sleep -- if you do it right.

The History of Labor Day and What It Means Today

The History of Labor Day and What It Means Today

Labor Day is over 130 years old, but the benefits that were born on the first Labor Day still very much aid Americans workers in the 21st century.

What Is APR and How Does It Differ From Interest Rates?

What Is APR and How Does It Differ From Interest Rates?

Knowing the various APR models of can help you save big money on credit cards and loans.