On the first date, you discuss splitting the bill. Soon, you’re planning your first vacation together. Before you know it, you’re engaged and planning a wedding. If you haven’t already, it’s time to have the money talk. Financial things to talk about before getting married Yes, talking about money can be heavy, but it’s important…

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Paying off your debt can be overwhelming. CNBC Select speaks to a personal finance blogger who debunks three misconceptions that may be in your way. Paying off your debt can seem like an obstacle you don’t even know how to start climbing over. While millions of Americans carry some form of debt — whether from credit cards, medical…

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Are your retirement savings growing as fast as other people’s in your age group? Did the conoravirus knock your retirement off track? The answer might be surprisingly upbeat. In a season filled with distressing news about the coronavirus pandemic, disappearing jobs, lost income and — don’t forget — civil strife and racial injustice, some Americans are constructing very…

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Getty Images The Story If you listened to your parents, you know money doesn’t grow on trees. But it can grow in the bank. That’s why saving should be at the top of your financial to-do list. That’s why I’m here. Let’s go. Start by looking at your personal stats: how much you make, how…

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So you’ve started a new job and the company offers stock options as part of its benefits package. Maybe you have no idea what that means, or you’re not quite sure how to get started. Here are some basics you should know. Most companies offer perks as part of a salary package: vacation days, 401(k)s…

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Now that we’ve celebrated our Independence Day, you may want to consider another form of independence: financial. Financial independence is about having the freedom to work or not work as you choose because you’re no longer dependent on income from working. If it’s something you aspire to, here are some steps you can take: 1.…

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The deadline to contribute to IRAs and HSAs is Tax Day. mixetto/Getty Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The federal tax deadline is July…

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