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Useful advice, tools and tips about mid-life careers, family finance, retirement, investing, and more.

The #1 Thing Couples Should Know About Social Security

By Brian Doherty, Social Security expert | Retirement

Before you start claiming your benefits, think about how this decision will affect each one of you.

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Medicare 101: The Basics

By The Editors | Insurance Matters

Your first step to choosing a Medicare plan is knowing what your choices are.

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Your Common Medicare Questions Answered

By The Editors | Insurance Matters

Sort through the confusion and better understand your Medicare options with answers to these important questions.

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Why Your Social Security Statements Are Wrong

By Brian Doherty, Social Security expert | Retirement

Guess what? Your benefits checks may be higher than you think.

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Back to School

By Kristen Sturt | Career

Whether you're rebooting your career or just want to learn something new, your answers to these questions will make your decisions much easier.

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6 Things to Know About EMV Chip Credit Cards

By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell, Next Avenue | Family Finance

Why you need to watch your mail and be a patient shopper

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6 Steps You Should Take If You've Lost Your Job

By Ellen Breslau | Career

If you find yourself unhappily unemployed, here's what you can do to move forward.

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Avoid a Charity Scam: 10 Dos and Don'ts of Donating

By Kristen Sturt | Volunteering

Don't get taken by a charity scam. Use these tips to make smart donations to reputable aid organizations this holiday.

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The New Social Security Rules for 2016

By Brian Doherty | Insurance Matters

Social Security expert, Brian Doherty, tells you why maximizing your monthly income just got harder.

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7 Unexpected Items You Can Haggle For

By Paige Estigarribia and Gary Foreman, The Dollar Stretcher | Saving & Investing

Full price? Who needs it! Here's how to negotiate better prices on goods and services you buy every day.

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How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?

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