Intro: How does your overall financial situation compare to last year? How about your retirement savings - are you contributing more or less than in 2010? We asked consumers these questions at City Place in downtown West Palm Beach and here's what they had to say.
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If you're finding it hard to save for a rainy day or want to reach a savings goal whether it's emergency savings or retirement savings, Bankrate.com has useful calculators to help you crunch the numbers and reach your goals.
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Fees could be eating away at your 401(k) without you knowing about it.
Follow this three-step process to choose the investments in your retirement plan.
Studies have shown employees who take advantage of 401(k) advice do better than their peers.
You may find less money in every paycheck, but in the long run, saving in a 401(k) will pay off.
If you have more than one retirement investment option, which should you fund first?
Can a couple find common ground when it comes to debt?
Follow this 6-month homeowner countdown so you are ready come closing day.
Pay attention to fees on prepaid cards because in most cases you can avoid them.
Sleep better at night knowing you have extra money tucked away for unplanned expenses.
Do you want your kids to be smart about money? Follow these tips to get them started.
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