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Starting Out:Start off wisely: Get a handle on the basics.

You've got a new job and your own money. Now’s the time to learn smart ways to make a budget, pay your bills, and start saving.

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Buying a Home:How much can you afford?

Whether it's a fixer-upper or the house of your dreams, the answer to "how much can you afford?" comes down to your monthly income, your other financial obligations, and a simple formula.

See Buying a Home

Changing Jobs:What to do if you lose your job.

Anyone can lose a job, for a variety of reasons, at any time. If you find yourself in this situation, take these seven steps right away to help ease the financial pain.

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Ask Carrie:Can you dip into your IRA to buy a first home? Should you?

Every week Carrie answers today's perplexing money questions in her nationally syndicated 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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