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Not one of those early retirement people? Don’t beat yourself up.

Let’s be honest—we’ve all fantasized about an early retirement.

The latest on extreme student loans, community-based lending circles, and learning on the job

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on working moms, evicting your adult kid, and what you should have done by age 35

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

States want to help retirement savers. Let them.

Any plan to increase retirement saving should be supported.

The latest on female-friendly financial sites and why college is still the smartest investment

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on age discrimination in the workplace and how your psychology affects your money habits

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on millionaire retirees, separate bank accounts for couples, and the demise of the Fiduciary Rule

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on at-risk pensions, early retirement, and why millennial women don’t talk about their salaries

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on the CFPB’s inaction, college decision time, tax breaks, and more

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads

The latest on millennial retirement, a student loan forgiveness fix, and generational spending differences

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on the Fed rate hike, retirement when your spouse is older, and charging your five-year-old rent

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on job scams, the pay gap, and what tax documents you can toss—and which to keep

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The 5-step guide to retirement for couples

How to tackle this big financial step—together.

The latest on millennials, retirement saving, and work-life balance at your job

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial infidelity, retirement savings, and one woman’s money journey

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

Should your parents un-retire?

How to talk to your parents if they’re worried they don’t have enough to comfortably retire.

How do I convince my millennial kid to start saving for retirement now?

Saving for retirement while young is the smartest thing your kid can do.

Infographic: How to invest and grow your retirement savings

Plant those seeds now for a healthy harvest.

Yes, freelancers, you can save for retirement, too!

My guide to getting set up for retirement for the self-employed.

The latest on financial resolutions, saving vs. investing, and talking about money

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

7 money moves to make before the new year to save on taxes

We Need to Talk: Thinking about taxes isn’t as fun as the holidays, but it will be worth it.

The latest on identity theft, relationship finances, and how the GOP tax plan could hurt students

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

How the GOP tax reform bills will affect your bottom line

Separating fact from fiction in the House and Senate tax reform bills.

Vote your conscience—and your wallet

What you need to do on Election Day.

The latest on sending grandkids to college, tiny homeownership, and financial literacy

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

Hands off the 401(k)

How these retirement accounts can change your life, and why the government should leave them alone.

The Financial Flip: How do I help my aging parents manage their money better?

Ask Beth: Seven tips for handling the ultimate role reversal.

What’s the best financial advice you’ve ever received?

Three surprising and life-changing money tips taken to heart.

The latest on charitable millennials and financial aid for school

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial aid, bank promotions, and college

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on bankruptcy, millennial women, and a nationwide college crisis

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on charitable kids, money stress, and college tuition

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

Help! My retired parents want me to give them money to start a goat farm (with no experience)

Should you help finance your parents’ post-retirement dreams?

Out today! The fourth edition of Get a Financial Life

My bestseller is all grown up and fully updated for today’s radically changed economy.

How fantasy football teaches you all you need to know about investing

It's a rough-and-tumble game of inches. Retirement savings, that is. Discover how you should play the market just like your fantasy football team.

Understanding compound interest: No math required!

If there's one concept you need to understand when it comes to saving and investing, it's compound interest.

5 things women need to do for retirement

Here's hoping ALL women will be financially safe and sound and able to enjoy their post-work lives!

Employees can look forward to raises and new 401(k) features

Employees can look forward to two perks: raises (yes, you read that right) and new 401(k) features. Here's what you should know.

Will your 401(k) be enough?

A new study shows that folks in their 60s with a 401(k) have less than a quarter of what they need to maintain their standard of living in retirement. And 25% of Baby Boomers have no retirement savings at all.

Don't be afraid of retirement

To some, retirement is a dirty word. It may be hard to imagine yourself as a senior citizen because it feels so far off. Or the idea of saving for retirement may be just plain overwhelming.

Got cash? Smart things to do with your holiday loot

If you were one of the lucky people who got cash instead of stuff this holiday season, don't spend it all yet!

Introducing my motto for 2011: Save $3 a Day!

Though I'm not one for easily-made/easily-broken resolutions to lose 10 pounds or learn a foreign language, I do love approaching a new year with thoughts of fresh starts and renewed goals.

What to do first when it comes to saving for retirement

As you consider your goals for the New Year, I hope one of them is to save for retirement. But with so many different ways to go about it, you may be left with one question: What do I do first?

What's a Roth 401(k)?

If you know anything about retirement plans, you probably know about the big guys: the 401(k), the traditional IRA, and the Roth IRA. But what about the Roth 401(k)?

Should you invest in target-date funds?

Investment lingo can be a bit complicated, but let's break down one type of investment option that's up for debate: target-date funds.

4 finance tips for the self-employed

Some finance tips for those who have embraced their inner entrepreneur to start their own businesses or go freelance.

Is there ever a time to NOT save for college?

Thanks to the recession and the skyrocketing price of higher education, many families are forced to choose between socking away for their kids' college education and saving for retirement.

Life is hard, but IRAs are easy!

Yesterday you heard me rave about 401(k)s, the best savings deals around. But if your company doesn't offer it (or if you've maxed out your 401(k) contribution), here's another easy way to save for retirement: Open an IRA.

Why the 401(k) is the best savings deal around

It's easy these days to write off the idea of contributing to retirement savings accounts like 401(k)s. You've heard scary stories of people losing half their life savings in the chaos of the market.