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Low costs of living make for smooth sailing in retirement.

The 15 best states to retire for a low cost of living in your golden years

Soon-to-be retirees should consider Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi for affordable costs of living and home prices.

17 US cities where retirement is affordable, taxes are reasonable, and healthcare costs less

To save on taxes and healthcare in retirement, consider cities like Laredo, Texas, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Brownsville, Texas.

5 minutes setting up automatic transfers on my phone made saving money completely painless — and borderline fun

Automatic deposits keep my balance growing effortlessly, encourage me to save more, make saving painless, and make my money earn more interest.
James R.

A semi-retiree who works part-time from home found there’s such thing as too much alone time — even for an introvert

A college professor who retired about five years ago works part-time from home — but found it's much quieter than his university office.
Blooom analyzes your 401(k) to find hidden fees. The author is not pictured.

I analyzed my husband’s 401(k) using a free online tool, and now we’re rethinking our retirement strategy

Retirement feels like a long way off for these young parents, but using Blooom to analyze their 401(k) helped them get serious about saving.

I have $11,861 saved in my health savings account, but I’m still paying health expenses out of pocket because I have much bigger plans for my HS...

You can withdraw HSA money anytime for qualified medical expenses, or you can carry over the balance from year to year, all the way into retirement.
CIT Bank's high-yield savings account is perfect for building momentum.

CIT Bank has one of the best high-yield savings accounts available, and you only need $100 a month to make it worth your while

CIT Bank's high-yield savings account, Savings Builder, rewards you with its top APY of 1.85% for auto-deposits at least $100 a month.
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.
High-yield savings accounts are a great tool to help you earn more on your money — but they don't avoid taxes.

A high-yield savings account or CD can earn up to 200 times more on your money — but don’t forget those earnings are taxed

Taxes on savings account interest is pretty simple. If you earned more than $10 in your high-yield savings account or CD, you'll owe some income tax.
CDs can be a good place to store money for a future home renovation.

5 times to consider putting your savings in a CD for at least a year

If you have savings that you know you're not going to spend until a future date, a CD is a good alternative to a high-yield savings account.