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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.
Some are good at stashing cash for future needs. If you're not, follow these tips.
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Building savings incrementally can have a snowball effect. Here's how to get rolling.
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You can set aside money for a car, college and retirement just by planning purposefully.
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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!
That might be a bit extreme, but fewer people will shop on Black Friday, our survey finds.
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Wall Street in 2016 may have a tough time matching these big election-year gains.
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You can't prevent a major data breach, but you can help protect yourself when one happens.
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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.
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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Consumers are still being tightfisted, but Bankrate's survey finds a surprising twist.
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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

A rate increase? See why older Americans on fixed incomes say, "Yes, please!"
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We cut through the Fed-speak in the central bank's announcement of no rate hike. 
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If the Fed raises rates this week, it would be a rarity so close to a presidential election.
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