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Master personal finance one tip at a time (Part I)

Let’s be honest. Personal finance is a deep subject. It’s fair to say there’s more to know than the average credit-card-swiping, online-bank-account-monitoring, stock-market-checking individual can keep track of. That’s why we’ve assembled some of the tip top tips for personal finance in one place.

Oh, baby! That little one will cost you a bundle

A baby is a bundle of joy, however if you’re getting ready to start a family, that little one will cost you. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will cost an estimated $233,610 over the next 18 years.

Finance tips for young adults

For many young adults, making sense of money – from day-to-day management to thinking long term – can create some anxiety. Here are some places to focus when first learning how to manage your money.

Waddell & Reed welcomes product and technology updates in 2017

As the calendar turns, it feels good to look ahead. And we’re excited about all that Waddell & Reed has to look forward to in 2017.

Getting more than coal?

The year is coming to a close – which, for some, means holiday bonus season. If you’re lucky enough to be receiving an end-of-year bonus from your employer, you might be looking for some tips on how to make the most of it. Here are some humble holiday bonus suggestions.

New Year's Resolutions

The new year is a great time to check action items off your financial planning wish list.

Will COLA be enough to buy a cola in 2017?

The automatic cost-of-living adjustment – COLA -- for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients allows their benefits to keep pace with inflation.

End-of-year tax planning

April 2017 may seem like a long way off, but in tax terms it’s already here. In order to minimize your 2016 tax bill you need to start planning now. Here are some things you can do between now and the end of the year to help make your April 18 (Tax Day 2017) a little happier.

Are You Ending 2016 Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise?

Although the year is drawing to a close, you still have time to review your finances. Pausing to reflect on the financial progress you made in 2016 and identifying adjustments for 2017 can help you start the new year stronger than ever.

The giving season: Six tips for making smart and effective charitable donations this holiday season

The holidays are a popular time for charitable donations. With so many charities to choose from, it's more important than ever to ensure that your donation is well spent.

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