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5 Tips to Help 50-Somethings Make Ends Meet

Once you reach your 50s, you're generally at or near your peak earnings years. If making ends meet is tough now, it's not likely to get any easier as time marches forward.

How to Lessen the Tax Bite in Retirement

One expense that won't go away in retirement is taxes, but you can keep your tax rate on the low end of the scale by taking tax-efficient withdrawals from your accounts.

3 Reasons 70 is the New 62

As you approach your late 50s and 60s, retiring may seem like a good idea, but there are three good reasons to hold until you've reached 70.

5 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness

Money can buy happiness: The trick is spending it right, say professors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, authors of "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending."

Money Lessons From Mom

As Mother's Day approaches, the author remembers the lessons his mother taught about saving money and living well.

'How I'm Spending My Tax Refund'

From getting a Tibetan terrier puppy to saving for an engagement ring, here's how six people plan to spend their tax refunds this year.