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Four tips for downsizing in retirement

Moving to a smaller home in retirement – or downsizing – could be a savvy financial move if you haven't reached your retirement savings goals. Learn more from Waddell & Reed Insights.

Tax Benefits of Homeownership

Buying a home is a major expense. Fortunately, federal tax benefits are available to make homeownership more affordable. There may be additional tax benefits under your state’s laws.

Are you prepared for emergency expenses

Find out more about how to save some cash for an emergency fund. Take the quiz.

Establishing a financial safety net

In times of crisis, you don't want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises.

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.

No kids, no plan? Bad idea.

Often, financial planning – especially estate planning – is focused on children and heirs. But if you have no children, your financial planning needs are different from families with children. What have you and your partner potentially overlooked?

Should I pay off my student loans early or contribute to my workplace 401(k)?

For young adults with college debt, deciding whether to pay off student loans early or contribute to a 401(k) can be tough. It's a financial tug-of-war between digging out from debt today and saving for the future.

From data breaches to ransomware: How to avoid becoming the victim of a cybercrime

Each time you connect to the Internet – whether at home, at work, or on your smartphone – you risk becoming the victim of a cybercrime. It's the price we pay for living in a digital world. Here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Managing debt while saving for retirement

Worried about paying down debt and saving for retirement? You’re hardly alone. The key in managing both debt repayment and retirement savings is to understand a few basic financial concepts that can help you tackle both.

For women, a pay gap could lead to a retirement gap

While the gender pay gap is narrowing, women in the workforce still, on average, earn less than men. The difference in wages, coupled with other factors, can lead to a shortfall in retirement savings for women.