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

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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

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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?"

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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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Retirement Planning: It's Never Too Early or Too Late

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Whether retirement is many years away or just a few years in the future, preparing for it is important. With many employers offering 401(k) or other defined contribution plans, instead of pensions, saving for retirement is your responsibility. No matter your age, it's never too early or too late to start. Make the following tips work for you.

In Your 20's or 30's?

It's never too early to start saving for retirement. For many younger people, saving for retirement is at the bottom of their savings goals. But starting your retirement savings during these years can produce big results for your retirement. Why? Time, not money is your greatest asset. Even small amounts of money invested for 30 to 40 years have a chance to grow into much larger amounts. Here are several steps that financial planning experts recommend.

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Do You Know These Tax Tips?

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It's that time of the year again. Time to file your income taxes. Each year always brings changes. Being aware of the tips in this report may help you get that chore done more efficiently.

Filing deadline is April 15th. You have until April 15, 2015, to file your income tax return for 2014. If you request an extension, you will have until October 15th to file your return.

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Are You Making Important Financial Resolutions?

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Here's a question on everyone's mind: Will the economic picture continue to improve in the coming year? Things can improve for your personal finances—and your family's—if you adopt three powerful resolutions for this new year.

1. Perform a personal credit check up.

Do you know your credit score? This three-digit number, based on your credit history as recorded in your credit report, influences many things in your life.

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