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7 times when it is OK to raid your retirement fund

Taking an early withdrawal from your 401(k) is not only costly in the short term, but it can also jeopardize your long-term retirement goals.

Ways to get more financial aid for abnormal college year

“There are 4,500 universities, and I think there’s going to be 4,500 ways they’re all going to deal with this,” said Jamie Dickenson, a Certified Educational Planner.

What to know about the July 15 tax deadline

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15.

15 most critical assets to increase your net worth

To get the answer to “What is my net worth?” subtract your total liabilities from your total assets. If you’re trying to figure out which assets are the most valuable or will otherwise give your net worth a boost, here’s a rundown of 15 critical assets.

Envelope budgeting method works without using cash

The pandemic, however, has made it less convenient to stick to this budgeting method. Many of us are doing more shopping online, and many are avoiding the germs that handling cash may expose us to.

30 summertime money mistakes you’re probably making

You certainly don’t want to pay for those mistakes the rest of the year. So, to maintain your financial well-being while still enjoying summer, avoid making these money mistakes.

How elected officials have made millions by being in office

The salary for the president of the United States is $400,000, while the VP earns $230,700. Although that’s not chump change, some of the politicians who have held these esteemed positions have been able to parlay their time in the White House into millions.

Restaurants can make up to 500% on some menu items

A restaurant has to factor in overhead costs when it prices out a menu to remain solvent, but certain items provide restaurants with more opportunity to overprice than others. You might choose to do a little more home cooking after finding out these restaurant secrets.

5 tricks to get a cheaper ride when Uber prices surge

After a great night out, the last thing you want to do is deal with Uber surge pricing and fork over 10 times the regular fee to get home safely.

17 things more likely to happen to you than winning the lottery

It’s true: You’re far more likely to be struck by lightning in your lifetime than win the lottery. But let’s take lightning strikes off the table. Here are 17 things that will almost certainly happen to you before you win the lottery.

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