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It actually costs more than a penny to make a penny. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore

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Do you know if you paid any fees when rolling over a 401(k)? Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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When Fees Attack: Rolling Over A 401(k) Can Trigger Big-Time Charges

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Alex Browning works at a farm in Hamilton, Mass. The 26-year-old says that unlike some of her friends who work at places with retirement plans, she knows she has to figure out how to save for herself. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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How Do You Start Saving? Your Tax Refund May Be The Answer

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To pay for college, experts say it's impossible for most parents to save all the money they'll need. They say it's reasonable to tap a mix of resources: a 529 plan, some home equity and some student loans. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Confused Over How To Save For College? Here Are Answers

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Many Americans with 401(k) plans don't know if they're paying any fees. Pay too much, and it could take a chunk out of your nest egg. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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When High Fees Stink Up Your 401(k), What Can You Do?

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Automatically enrolling workers into a savings plan and then deducting their pre-tax contribution from their paycheck means workers don't see or feel any loss. It sort of tricks our brains into doing the right thing. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Save? U.K. Shows It Doesn't Have To Be

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Jack Bogle wants Americans to make more money in the stock market and give less away to financial firms. Courtesy of Vanguard hide caption

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The George Washington Of Investing Wants You For The Revolution

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High fees are eroding the retirement savings of millions of Americans, but employers who shop around can often find much better options for their employees' 401(k) plans. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Is Wall Street Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, participates in a panel discussion in March. His agency is considering banning financial companies from routinely requiring consumers to sign away the right to sue. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Will 'Disappointing' Jobs Report Affect Fed's Course On Interest Rates?

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Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Emissions Cheating Scandal

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Federal Reserve Faces Fork In The Road Over Interest Rates

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Will The Fed Raise Rates, Or Keep The (Little) Economic Party Going?

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Mixed Jobs Report Adds Uncertainty To Fed Interest Rate Debate

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