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Personal Net Worth:Know what you own. And what you owe.

Knowing your net worth helps you understand your current financial situation and gives you a reference point for measuring progress toward your financial goals.

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FDIC AND SIPC:Is your money safe?

FDIC insurance protects the money in your bank account (savings and checking). SIPC insurance, on the other hand, protects the money in your brokerage account. Learn how they work and how much you're covered.


Ask Carrie:Cash or credit—which is the smarter way to pay?

Every week Carrie answers today's perplexing financial questions in her Ask Carrie column. Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP®, is a leading advocate for financial literacy and one of America's most trusted sources for financial advice.

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