What, Me Worry?

Congratulations on your retirement. Make sure you don't outlive your savings.

Karen Williams feared she would never be able to retire. Had it not been…

By Lisa Armstrong

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Facing Life Without Him

The emotional tragedy of widowhood can be compounded by poor financial decisions

“I’m managing, but i miss Joseph,” says Edwina Littlepage, whose husband of nearly 30…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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When You’re Better Off Apart

Don't allow your financial security to become a casualty of divorce

Karen Saunders-Kildare wanted to take care of someone. while her husband attended college, she…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Working Together

Financial planning is key to protecting your family's assets

Lightning can strike the same place twice. Unfortunately, the Lessanu family knows this firsthand.…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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When Everyone Is Counting on You

Single mothers must face the challenges of providing for the present while planning for the future

Sandra Thompson, 50, is part of a growing trend: she is a single mother…

By Lisa Armstrong

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Single & Free

Lay the foundation for your financial future while you are relatively free of obligations

Like many young women, Chiri Holt enjoyed living the single life. With a law…

By Naeemah Khabir

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Make Points Add Up

If Used Strategically, Rewards Points Programs From Your Favorite Credit Cards Can Lead To Substantial Savings On Airline Tickets, Hotels, And Fine Dining

David Knight flies for free. From 1997 to 2002, the 39-year-old former telecommunications consultant…

By Lisa Armstrong

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Lower Fees, Higher Returns

Increase your portfolio performance by choosing among these top-performing funds with the lowest expense ratios

Finally, it’s safe to open your mail again. Ever since the beginning of 2000,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Rebound Or Relapse?

By Matthew S. Scott

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHAT A MARKET RALLY FEELS LIKE? The first half of 2003…

By Matthew S. Scott

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When One, Plus One, Makes One

Michael And Regina Haney Are Working Together On Their Finances For The First Time

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Haney knows what he wants–to be a millionaire by age 60. He…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wealth On The Go

By Capitalizing On His Technological Expertise, Chris Galloway Is Enhancing His Financial Fortune

For Chris Galloway, staying on the move has meant staying in the money. Galloway,…

By Nicole Lewis

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Buenas Vistas And Other Good Things

It's the splendor of Las Casitas

As I lay in a dimly lit room surrounded by the warm scent…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A San Francisco Chronicle

George Dewey's view of the Bay

Known for temperate weather, an eclectic population, and (depending on whose list you…

By Sonia Alleyne

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En Garde!

Herby Raynaud's fencing fancy

For some, the idea of destiny is an abstract concept, one that is…

By Ashley Gibson

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Debt Collection

My husband and I have several bills that have been turned over to…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Free Art!

Gallery loans visual art to the public

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., offers free art collections to…

By Jennifer L. Smith

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Lower Your Thermostat!

Tips to reduce your home heating bill

For many of us in the U.S., winter is approaching. After running a…

By Raelyn C. Johnson

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Funny Money

Counterfeit money scams persist

This past July, an innocent brush with a counterfeit $20 bill at a Chick-fil-A…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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The Clenched Fist

Giving and receiving can be as simple as opening your hand

“When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor…

By Caroline Clarke

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Hold Your Tongue

Since being laid off in June 2002, I’ve had a handful of interviews.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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