Proper retirement planning: critical for women

A basic goal for retirement investing is to make sure you save enough to make your money last throughout your lifetime. But the longer life expectancy of women means they may need to save more than men, as a woman's money needs to last six years longer on average. Learn more about calculating your long-term financial needs and factors to consider in preparing for retirement.

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Is it time to stop renting and buy a house?

If you’re trying to decide whether to continue renting or to buy a home, you need to carefully weigh the costs and benefits of each option to make a smart, informed decision. Many factors go into calculating the value of renting compared to buying a house – it’s not just a simple comparison of the cost of rent and the cost of a mortgage payment. There are less obvious costs, along with intangible benefits and drawbacks of each option to take into account.

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Make a trip to the library

Now that it's officially Fall, it's the perfect time to spend a night or weekend afternoon at the library. It's the perfect weather for curling up with a great book, and borrowing that book from the library instead of buying it is a great way to save money.

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10 Best Family Road Trip Essentials

When you are packing up for an impromptu road trip, there are a few things you shouldn’t forget. Whether you’re heading all the way down Route 66, road tripping through the Smokey Mountains or simply heading to a far-off campsite to get away from the hubbub of city life, here is a simple list of the things you won’t want to forget before you leave.

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