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7 Budget Tips for Furloughed Workers

The government's partial closure is the latest blow to federal workers that have also had their pay frozen at 2010 levels with no cost-of-living increases. To help keep their heads above water, financial experts offered the following budget tips to furloughed workers. 

Retirement Planning: All in the Family

We all know to include health-care and living costs in our retirement plans, but we should also be including financial assistance to family members since more of us are writing large checks to family members that could impact our ability to retire.

401(k): Pass or Fail?

The 401(k) started out as a tax loop hole to supplement workers' savings and has grown to become Americans’ main retirement savings tool. And if you ask any boomer, it might be time to rethink our savings strategies.  

Tips for Picking the Right College Major

Choosing the right college major can make a big difference in students' career prospects and earnings potential, so here’s what experts recommend college students take into consideration when declaring their major.