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Investing Basics: What You Should Know
This is the fourth in the series of articles discussing financial literacy and what this means for Americans in the 21st century. Once you have earned money there are four main things that you can do with it: Spend it, save it, invest it or give it away.

Giving Your Kids or Grandkids a Good Financial Start
Many Americans consider a college education to be one of the most important factors to getting a good job and helping ensure financial security. But the dream of a college education is becoming harder to reach for more Americans as college tuition costs continue to soar.

Save More Money By Wasting Less
As the jobless rate remains historically high and the economic recovery uncertain, many Americans are watching their personal finances more closely than ever and looking for every opportunity they can find to save money and reduce their expenses.

Does It Cost More Money to Be a Woman?
According to a study conducted earlier this year by the FINRA Education Institute women face a number of financial challenges that appear to be unique to their gender. On average, women pay a half-point higher interest rate on credit cards than men do.

Handling Debts after a Spouse's Death: Who's Responsible?
The death of a spouse is heartbreaking. Yet the surviving spouse faces more than just overwhelming emotions-- he or she may also face the challenge of handling a loved one's outstanding debts.

What Should You Do With a Financial Windfall?
Individuals who (often unexpectedly) receive large sums of money all at once need to make some important decisions, sometimes very quickly. The tax implications of a windfall can be complicated, which may make receiving counsel from a tax professional crucial.

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