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You can appeal a financial-aid decision

Colleges are mailing out their award letters, and you may not be happy with how much money your kids got. If you’re thinking about appealing, here are a few steps to take.

A few pros and cons of CDs

In times of uncertainty, certificates of deposit may be a haven for nervous investors, but they do come with tradeoffs. Here's what to keep in mind.

Financial steps after losing a spouse

If your partner has recently died, you may not want to be think about your finances. But acting early can make things a lot easier down the road. Here’s how to get started.

Decoding financial aid abbreviations

The terminology that comes with financial aid awards contains an alphabet soup of jargon. Here's a quick dictionary to help you make sense of it all.

These may be safer areas for REITs

Real estate investment trusts have been hurt by the U.S. economy's lockdown, but a few parts of the sector may be more resilient. Here's a closer look.

How to make sure you don't panic

When big losses hit, investors can get nearsighted, even if it hurts their long-term performance. Here's how to tell if that happens to you and what you can do to stop it.