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Saving More, Working Less

If you’re planning to retire in your sixties, but your nest egg isn’t ready yet, what’s the best money strategy? Should you turbocharge your savings now, or work longer? Senior Personal Financial Correspondent Sharon Epperson runs the numbers on which option could best help your retirement goals.

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Credit card negotiation

If it’s a rare oversight and you’re hit with a late fee, you may be able to get that charge removed. Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has tips on how you may be able to reduce your interest rate, cut maintenance fees and more. You may be able to negotiate a better deal and save money.

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Places to retire

If you’re nearing retirement, you’re probably trying to figure out where you want to live. Nearly three-quarters of those between 50 and 64 want to “age in place” and stay in their homes in retirement. But where are the best and worst “places”? Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has the cities with the most to offer, and which places rank lowest in a recent retirement survey.

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Travel mistakes to avoid

If you’re searching for a summer getaway at a discount price and on short notice, you’re the perfect target for a scammer. Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson shares tips on how to protect yourself and your valuable vacation time and money.

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Celebrate '529 Day' and find out how to save for your child's education

CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses why 529 savings plans can be useful in saving for a child's education.

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529 plans

529 plans help you save money while saving for education expenses. But less than a third of Americans know what a 529 plans is, a recent survey found. How do you contribute, and what are the tax implications? Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson shares tips on how to select a 529 plan for your future college student.

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