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Best and Worst States for Retirement 2017

See the best states to retire in 2017 for people retiring - and which were rated the worst.

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Investing 101 Quiz: Savings, Stocks, Retirement and More

This basic quiz can tell you whether you have an adequate understanding of investment fundamentals.

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Deposit rates did not join the broader trend towards rising interest rates in the fourth quarter, but some banks offer much better deals.

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The Fed has proven itself extremely cautious about rate policy, but that caution is becoming more and more costly to savings accounts.

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Even if you've declared bankruptcy, sold a home through a short sale or lost your home to foreclosure, you can recover from each of these financial disasters.

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This basic quiz can tell you whether you have an adequate understanding of investment fundamentals.

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The Fed has proven itself extremely cautious about rate policy, but that caution is becoming more and more costly to savings accounts.

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