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04/27/2017

How to Monitor Credit in (Exactly) 250 Words

Why should I monitor my credit? Regularly checking your credit reports and credit scores can help you catch and fix errors or detect identity theft. It also lets you see progress as you improve your credit.

Who needs to do it? Everyone, even people with no credit activity. If someone has your Social Security number, he or she may have applied for credit in your name.

04/20/2017

The Keys to Financial Wellness for Millennials

By Roslyn Lash

Learn more about Roslyn on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor

03/24/2017

The Cost of Raising a Child From Cradle to Adulthood

Raising a child takes patience, understanding — and about $245,340, based on the latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

That's the average cost to care for a child from birth to age 18 for a middle-income family, as calculated by the USDA in a recent report on family expenditures. The estimate excludes prenatal health care and college costs.

03/17/2017

How to Plan for Early Retirement

If you want to retire early, your investment strategy may need to be a little different from a person who plans to keep working well into his or her 60s and beyond. That's because with many retirement savings plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, you could be charged a tax penalty if you withdraw money before age 59½.

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