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Are You Saving for Your Kids' College?

Tips for Success No Matter When You Start


In September, parents' thoughts turn naturally to school, don’t they? September is also National College Savings Month. Whether your child is 5 or 15, it’s never too early or too late to think about saving for higher education. Higher education at colleges and universities and technical schools pays off in higher regular and lifetime earnings and lower unemployment rates for most people. For example, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates than individuals with a bachelor’s degree will earn an average of one million dollars more over their lifetime than individuals with a high school diploma.

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What Do You Need to Know About Buying a House in Today's Market?


With low interest rates, home prices lower than in many years, and lots of properties to choose from, is now the right time to buy a home? It depends. The collapse of the housing market along with the resulting financial crisis has changed the home buying landscape. To buy a home in today's market requires patience, time, and finances that are in good shape.

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New or Used? What vehicle purchase is right for you?


Is it time to replace your current vehicle? Smart car buyers take their time and shop carefully. Before you head to a dealership showroom, lot, or online start with the following tips and then check out our FoolProof Car Buying Guide.

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Vacation or Staycation—Are You Getting the Most for Your Money?


Summer is here and for many people that means it's vacation time. Even if your family economy is still as sluggish as the general economy, you don't have to forego summer fun. And even if you haven't made plans, it's not too late to get the most for your money. Here are more than 25 tips on how!

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Are Your Retirement Savings on Track?

Tips for Meeting Your Goals


In October 2008, the Great Recession began hitting most Americans hard. Over a few months, the value of retirement savings in 401Ks and IRAs plunged by up to 50%, most home values dropped (precipitously in some areas), and many workers experienced pay cuts or lost their jobs. In the years since, some retirement accounts (401Ks and IRAs) have climbed to their pre-loss levels, but not all and some hard times continue.

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Is Your Facebook Page in Danger of Being "Click-jacked?"


Social media enthusiasts—be careful what you click for. Facebook and other social media sites are accessed by millions of people every day looking to connect with friends and family and share information. If you aren't careful with the material you access on these sites, you could fall victim to a malware scam. While malware attacks on unsuspecting social media users are nothing new, a "click-jacking" worm has been popping up on Facebook recently. This hacking technique could potentially cause major damage to users' PCs and mobile devices and may result in identity theft and fraud.

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