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Real People's Stories

Working a second job to save for retirement

July 2, 2012

Could a second, part-time job be the answer to catching up on your retirement savings? Read how one man is already doing it.

How my retirement went missing

April 27, 2012

Read why one older worker has no plans to retire soon, plus tips on confronting financial challenges to your retirement.

Lessons from my IRS audit

March 27, 2012

Read how one tax professional weathered the storm of an IRS inquiry into his personal tax return, plus five key tips for handling an audit.

My college-savings secrets

February 28, 2012

Learn how one couple financed college for their two children, plus tips from experts.

Financial lessons from my divorce

January 23, 2012

A divorce can throw virtually anyone's finances into chaos. Learn how one woman confronted the challenges, as well as four key tips for handling money in a divorce.

How I turned my hobby into a business

January 3, 2012

These entrepreneurs are learning ways to turn their passions into legitimate business operations. Find out how they're doing it.

How I moved a mountain of debt

November 3, 2011

These two women confronted staggering credit-card bills to claw their way back to financial health. Read how they triumphed over their debt.

How I Funded My Wedding

October 21, 2011

Meet three mothers who took their own approaches to paying for their daughters' weddings.

Invest in your business or save for retirement?

October 13, 2011

Don and Jacqueline are two small-business owners nearing retirement age. Here's how they are balancing saving for retirement and investing in their businesses.

Under 40 and set for retirement

September 15, 2011

Meet Savannah and Todd, who each bucked the trend by achieving retirement readiness before age 40.