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Retirement Isn't Free—But Your 401(k) Match Is ©iStockphoto.com/plherrera

Retirement Isn't Free—But Your 401(k) Match Is

Retirement savers, are you making the most of your company's 401(k) match? Even though a quarter of the year has gone by, you can take steps to make the most of your company's 401(k) match. Each year, Americans leave billions of dollars in 401(k) company matches on the table. Here's how to avoid becoming one of the estimated one-of-four employees who misses out on free money.

Treasury Securities—3 Ways to Lend to Uncle Sam ©iStockphoto.com/mj0007

Treasury Securities—3 Ways to Lend to Uncle Sam

Did you know Uncle Sam is one of the world's biggest borrowers? To help finance its operations, the U.S. government borrows money by selling investors a variety of debt securities known collectively as Treasury securities, or simply, Treasuries. These securities have a special place in the investment world, since they are the benchmark by which most other debt securities are measured.

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