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How long should you keep tax records? At least 3 years.

How long to keep tax records, according to the IRS

Wondering how long to keep tax records? The IRS recommends storing tax returns and related documents for at least three years and up to seven years.
The education level with the highest return on investment is an associate's degree.

Which education level has the highest return on investment? We ran the numbers

Private and public colleges have very different costs and can have a big influence on the return on investment (ROI) of a degree.
Tax credits directly reduce your tax bill.

What is a tax credit? It’s a way for parents, homeowners, and students to lower their taxes

A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax bill. It's different than a tax deduction — you claim it regardless of whether you itemize.
How much you earn will help determine your tax bracket.

What tax bracket am I in? Here’s how to find out

How much you pay in income taxes depends on several factors, including whether you're single or married, and, of course, how much you earn.
To invest in mutual funds, you'll start by opening a brokerage account.

How to invest in mutual funds and grow your money for retirement, a bucket-list trip, or any other long-term goal

To invest in mutual funds, you'll start by opening a brokerage account. Then, you'll select your funds and make your investment.
As long as you're prepared for some paperwork, an IRA rollover isn't so bad.

I rolled over my retirement accounts to gain more control over my savings, and it wasn’t as hard as I’d thought

When I changed careers, I decided to roll over my retirement accounts to have more control over how they were invested.
Every type of trust fund works a little differently.

Here’s how a trust fund works to shelter your assets, distribute income, and manage taxes during and after your lifetime

How does a trust fund work? In short, it allows a person to control how and when their assets are distributed and shelters them from probate.
The "AD&D" in AD&D insurance is short for accidental death and dismemberment.

If your job offers AD&D insurance, it’s worth signing up for

AD&D insurance, short for accidental death and dismemberment, pays out a benefit if the insured is killed or severely injured in a covered accident.
Always compare origination fees as they can have a big impact on how much you pay overall.

Many loans charge “hidden” fees, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

These fees, called origination fees, are upfront costs that lenders charge for the administrative costs of processing a loan.
It's easy to make a will without a lawyer.

How to make a will without a lawyer, and be sure your money goes where you want

It's fairly easy to make a will without a lawyer if you have a straightforward financial situation. You can use an online template or service.