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How a Student's IRA Is Counted for Financial Aid

I read your article about setting up an IRA for a kid, and I was wondering how a college student's Roth IRA is counted for financial aid purposes.See Also: Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Student Debt Assets in...

5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Your Social Security...

How are taxes on Social Security benefits calculated? Are there any strategies that would help me avoid paying taxes on my benefits?Take Our Quiz: How Well Do You Know Social Security? Whether your Social...

How to Change Dependent-Care FSA Contributions...

My employer lets us contribute up to $5,000 a year to our dependent-care flexible-spending account, but I signed up to set aside only $3,000 this year. However, my son will be starting a new preschool next month...

How to Save on Medicare Supplement Insurance

I'm spending almost $3,000 per year for medigap Plan F. Can I save money by switching to another plan?See Also: What You Need to Know About Enrolling in Medicare Probably. There's a huge price range for Medicare...

Smart Tax Tips for Newlyweds

I was married last month and have just returned to work after my honeymoon. Now that I'm married, I'm wondering whether I need to do anything about my taxes?See Also: Tax Planning for Life's Major...

Why You're Still Protected if Your...

What happens to my benefits if my long-term-care insurance company goes under? --K.W., New York CitySee Also: Quiz: Are You Covered? Each state has a guaranty association and special procedures to help protect...

Cut Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums With 1...

I have a $500 deductible on my homeowners insurance. How much money can I save in premiums by raising the deductible? Is the premium savings worth it if I have a claim? See Also: Are You Covered? A study by...

Roth IRAs Are for Kids, Too

My son is working as an umpire for youth baseball games and is earning money for the first time. Can he contribute to a Roth IRA even though he's only 15 years old? Which companies offer good Roth IRAs for kids?...

How Some Workers Can Double Their Tax-Free...

I started a new job at a hospital, and it offers both a 457 plan and a 403(b) plan. Can I contribute the maximum to both, or do I have to pick one or the other?See Also: Best Retirement Savings Plan for...

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