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Don't mess with the hair budget

A model has hair extensions attached prior to the Erin Fetherston 2008/2009 fall/winter collection during New York Fashion Week February 1, 2008.     REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)

Here's a little marital tip: When financial experts say couples should compromise on absolutely everything, there are times when you just need to split hairs.  Full Article 

A senior does yoga in Sun City, Arizona, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Use Social Security to fix retirement inequality

Americans need bigger retirement nest eggs, there is no doubt about that. More than half of us have saved less than $25,000, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.  Full Article 

Feb 10, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers guard Jalyn Patterson (15) steals the ball from Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Saving for College

Top-rated 529 plans not for everyone

Judging by the latest performance rankings, two 529 college savings plans in particular look enticing. Too bad that most Americans are not allowed to invest in either one.  Full Article 

Reverend Katie Hotze-Wilton signs a marriage license at a same-sex wedding ceremony at City Hall in St. Louis, Missouri November 5, 2014. Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a St. Louis circuit judge ruled Wednesday, adding momentum to efforts in states across the country to legalize gay nuptials. REUTERS/Whitney Curtis  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Love & Money

In defense of the courthouse wedding

Courthouse and city hall ceremonies now account for between 3 and 4 percent of marriages, up from 2-3 percent a couple of years ago, according to industry resource The Wedding Report.   Full Article 

An employee wipes the surface of a car on display at a Honda dealer in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo April 28, 2011. Honda Motor Co reported a 52 percent fall in quarterly operating profit and refrained from providing an outlook for the new year as it struggles to measure the speed of its recovery after last month's massive earthquake in Japan.   REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
Family Finances

Billing mistakes can erode your credit

When Saideh Browne had an emergency appendectomy in the summer of 2012, she had no idea it would raise the cost of a car loan three years later.  Full Article 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" in Washington November 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Investing

Limitations of ABLE accounts for the disabled

Nearly six million people with disabilities may benefit from new tax-free savings plans approved by Congress last year, but the accounts may not be as helpful or available as quickly as originally promised.  Full Article 

A woman walks out of the ocean following a swim past sunset at Moon Light Beach in Encinitas, California October 28, 2014.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

The best place to retire? You get to pick

Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire. Learn how to use our interactive tool to help you determine the cities and towns that meet your criteria.   Full Article 

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