Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz's perspectives on everyday financial challenges combine professional experience with practical insight.
Retirement Match From Uncle Sam
The Saver's Credit is like a retirement match from Uncle Sam if you qualify. Here's what you need to know—and do.
Focusing on a Tax Refund?
Getting a tax refund can feel great. But doing more careful tax planning can reap even bigger rewards.
Love and Money
Love and money go hand-in-hand. Get tips on handling finances at three crucial points in your love life.
Retired Investors and Inflation
The double whammy of tanked investments and high inflation is challenging, especially for retirees. Here's help.
10 Steps to Financial Health
Are you financially ready for the New Year? Here are 10 steps to put you on track toward better financial health all year long.
Holiday Giving—5 Tips
Looking for holiday gifts that don't break the bank? Here are five tips for giving while keeping costs in check.
How to Control Your Money
If you find yourself constantly in debt, it's time to take control of your money. Here's how.
Can You Give Stock as a Gift?
Giving stock can be both a financial gift and a personal finance lesson. But get the details first.
Financial Planning From 20-70+
A financial plan is a great antidote to market uncertainty. Here's a decade-by-decade guide to help you stay on track.
Ready to Buy Your First Home?
There's more to timing your first home purchase than interest rates and prices. Consider these guidelines.
Financially Weathering a Storm
Can you financially weather a storm—or flood or fire? Here's how to prepare, including packing a financial "go bag."
Suddenly Alone—Getting Help
It's hard to focus on finances after losing a spouse. But there are resources to turn to for help and support.
Is an HSA a Good Deal?
Especially for someone just starting out, contributing to an HSA has benefits that go beyond paying for healthcare.
Managing Through a Recession
Recessions have the potential for very real financial hardship, but there are positive steps we can take to ease the impact.
Using IRA Funds for First Home
Just because you can use IRA funds to buy a first home doesn't mean it's the best move for your financial future.
Working Past 65 and Medicare
If you work past age 65, deciding when to enroll in Medicare depends on the size of your employer—and more.
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