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This Thanksgiving season, we at NerdWallet are extremely grateful for our friends, family and, of course, our readers! Here are a couple articles to hold you over through the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

John from FrugalRules sent over this piece on saving for retirement – It’s always best to start sooner rather than later. Ensure your financial future, starting with taking advantage of free money offered in 401k matches.

Harry Campbell from Your Personal Finance Pro schools us on the benefits of an HSA –  Many large companies are starting to offer HSA’s because, well, it saves a bunch of money, of course. Check out what Harry had to say.

Roger Wohlner with The Chicago Financial Planner gives us a little post-election advice – take the lead and bump up your retirement savings today!

Josh from Infinite Banker shows us how to get the highest rate of return out of one’s qualified plan.

Glen Craig from Free From Broke is here to arm us with knowledge – check out what the fiscal tax cliff is all about and what to expect.

Kurt Fischer is talkin’ dirty and reveals just how filthy paper money and credit cards can be – literally.

Don from My Dollar Plan tells us that it’s best to keep a decent emergency fund around while paying down debt. But just how much is enough?

Glen from Credit Card Smarts is in the winter wonderland spirit – debt snowflaking can help reduce debt over time.

Donna Freedman from Surviving and Thriving hopes to answer the age-old question – I’m smart: why aren’t I rich?