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Mastering Your Money

Mastering your money requires knowing how to set and reach your goals. How to shop for the best interest rates. How to save money effectively. Knowing how money works in the world. Make this the starting point on your money road map.

Mastering Your Money

Financial experts share ideas on how to get rich well after you're supposed to retire.
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Steer clear of these obstacles that can stand in the way of your money goals.
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Make the right moves toward retirement in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
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Savers, strike back! Tips for supercharging your savings

Looking for ways to supercharge your savings? Try these ideas on for size.
Contribute small sums of money to your savings to get that powerful snowball effect.
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As interest rates rise, follow these seven tips to find the right savings account.
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Some are good at stashing cash for future needs. If you're not, follow these tips.
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Money Pulse

How do Americans feel about the financial products they use every day? Do consumers know as much as they should about credit scores, taxes, college loans and retirement saving? Find out with Bankrate's monthly Money Pulse survey, which explores Americans' financial opinions and knowledge. When it comes to money matters, are we smart and self-assured -- or less than literate? The Money Pulse has the answers!
Bankrate finds unexpected expenses are common -- and often send us scrambling.
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You may crave a vacation, but would you really take it? Probably not, Bankrate finds.
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The Dow just hit 20,000 for the first time ever, but is that enough for 2016 to crack the list?
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52 Weeks of Savings

Can you try a new way to save every week for a year? Each week, Bankrate will try a new way of saving money and chronicle the journey. Try our 52-week savings challenge.
When to avoid store brands

A store brand can save you money, but is the quality always as good as the name brand?

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5 holiday spending errors

Put everything on credit cards? No! Avoid this and 4 other mistakes.

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Save money on tight budget

Don't rule out saving money just because you're squeezed. Try these simple tricks.

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Financial Security Index

How do Americans feel about their job security, net worth, level of savings and debt? Bankrate's Financial Security Index finds out.
Your financial outlook is likely linked to how you voted, Bankrate finds.
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Our survey suggests you had just a 50-50 chance of landing a pay hike in 2016.
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Our survey finds voters are even more divided about debt, job security and savings.
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Savings surveys

Each year, Bankrate turns to its skilled researchers to answer questions about the financial marketplace for consumers, gathering thousands of data points on everything from what is a reasonable amount to pay for CD early withdrawals to fees you can expect to see on a typical checking account.
Bankrate's 2015 High-Yield Checking Survey finds you can earn a good return on high-yield checking -- if you meet the requirements.
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Positive feelings about job security and savings make Americans feel more secure.
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Our survey shows average yields increased, beating other cash investments.
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Federal Reserve news

The new president has an opportunity to radically reshape the central bank.
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See how the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase touches Americans like you.
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We cut through the jargon in the central bank's announcement it's raising rates.
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