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

Couples & Families:How can a teenager begin to invest?

Help a young person get started investing now and they'll thank you for years to come. Here's how.

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Investing:Women and retirement: Can you afford not to save?

There's been a fair amount of press recently about how women are falling behind in retirement savings. There are lots of explanations: Women put others' needs first, and they're more risk-averse when it comes to investing. But the hard truth is: We need to take care of ourselves.

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Taxes:What's your tax IQ?

While the tax code is complex, there are some basics everyone can—and should—understand. So whether you do your own taxes or work with a professional, brush up on these concepts.

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