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How to protect yourself from identity theft

Take 7 steps to defend your credit from today’s biggest consumer crime 

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7 Ways millennials can master the get-out-of-debt struggle

How to gain control of your finances and master your worries about debt

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Are you paying off debt the wrong way?

8 poor choices when you’re trying to get out of debt

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What’s the best way to pay off your debt?

6 questions to ask about balance transfers and personal loans

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12 simple ways to improve next year’s finances now

A year-end checklist can streamline money management, maximize tax deductions and reduce debt

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9 Holiday expenses that are easy to forget

Plan ahead for these costs so the holidays do not drive you into debt.

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8 holiday spending mistakes to cross off your list

This year, plan to avoid these errors and come out ahead after the holidays.

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6 debt negotiation myths

What you need to know about debt negotiation if you are seeking help. 

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6 tips for debt-free Black Friday shopping

How to plan a holiday shopping strategy that leaves a clean plate and a clean credit car.

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Posting a picture of you drinking a beer no longer hurts your career, but this could...

New technology is helping companies screen out applicants for particular behaviors.

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5 ways to focus on gratitude, not spending, this Thanksgiving

How to celebrate the holiday while reducing costs, debt and stress.

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Is a personal loan right for you?

6 keys to understanding if you are a good candidate for a debt consolidation or other personal loan.

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5 ideas for Halloween fun that won’t scare your wallet

US consumers will spend $83 each on Halloween; how not to spend more than your share.

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6 habits of millionaires anyone can learn

Do yourself a financial favor by following in the footsteps of the wealthy

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5 things to know about your debt negotiation partner

6 years later, consumers struggling with debt still benefit from 2010 FTC debt relief rule change

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LinkedIn now lets you find work without the fear of getting caught by your boss

LinkedIn has made it possible to look for a new job without anyone else (including your nosy boss) catching on, thanks to its new "Open Candidates" feature, which is now available globally via its Recruiter platform.

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7 ways educators can earn straight A’s in money-management

For World Teacher Day, Oct. 5, how to build finances along with a teaching career.

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9 things to know about debt consolidation loans

How you can use online lending to refinance credit card debt 

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One year after allowing ads, Instagram now has more than half a million active advertisers

Instagram announced it has officially hit its next milestone in advertisers -- 500,000. This news comes less than seven months after it announced it had crossed the 200,000 mark.

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Being an Uber driver is the perfect job for college students … says Uber

Uber is recruiting college kids to be drivers. The ride share company is casting itself as the “perfect part-time solution” for college students, particularly in Los Angeles, according to a recent post on Uber’s Newsroom blog. 

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7 ways to prepare for a financial emergency

Give yourself financial peace of mind by preparing savings, paperwork and more.

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7 ways to avoid credit card late fees

Save money, improve your credit profile, lower stress with these tips.

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This Labor Day, ensure you are making the most of your finances

Take advantage of job benefits to help get out of debt and get ahead.

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Is your bank overcharging you? 8 questions to ask

Take charge of bank and credit union fees to avoid going overboard with overdraft, ATM fees.

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5 money rules when parents are your roommates

As record numbers of young adults live at home, how parents and millennials can find financial harmony.

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8 money questions couples need to ask

What to discuss to start off on the right financial foot.

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7 ways to take your budget back to school

How to budget for books, fees and debt-free finances as the school year approaches

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7 ways to say ‘Happy Birthday’ without going into debt

Here are seven ways to rein in birthday-party spending.

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What you should know about new and traditional credit scores

6 things to know about FICO scores, VantageScore and alternative credit evaluation tools.

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7 ways to protect yourself financially in a divorce

How to guard against debt, and recover after a marriage ends.

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3 reasons for Millennials to use credit cards

Why avoiding use of credit can backfire in the long run.

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Financial lessons from the Founding Fathers for the 4th of July

6 pieces of advice for financial independence from the first leaders of the United States

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Can an online lender help solve your money troubles?

8 questions to ask when you are thinking about borrowing to get out of debt.

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7 ways to declutter your debt

How to apply the art of tidying to your finances, and really clean up.

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5 ways dads can hurt kids’ finances when they want to help

This Father’s Day, teach kids money savvy by setting a great example.

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6 tips for a debt-free summer vacation

How to get out of town without getting into money trouble

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7 ways to set yourself up for a financially successful roommate relationship

Before co-signing a lease, lay the groundwork for sharing bills and space.

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Mark Military Appreciation Month with money advice for servicemen and women

7 ways for active military and veterans to improve their financial savvy

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How to keep child care debt-free this summer

With summer vacation just around the corner, thousands of families are scrambling to figure out how to keep their children supervised and entertained throughout the summer. 

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Two wins expected from driverless cars, fewer accidents and lower insurance bills

The great promise of driverless cars is improved safety. With this laudable advantage comes another, less-expected benefit that might help you pay for a connected car:

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What mothers can teach their kids about money

For Mother’s Day, what we can learn from women about financial planning.

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Do you really need to buy Premium gasoline?

Sales of premium fuel are rising, and are likely to remain high as Americans buy more small-displacement turbocharged cars. But how much do you really know about the fuel you’re putting in your tank?

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4 things to know about money now, for boomers and beyond

During National Financial Literacy Month, take a close look at savings, debt and budget.

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6 things Gen Xers should do now to boost their financial future

National Financial Literacy Month tips for the generation that suffered most during the Great Recession.

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7 steps to help millennials boost their financial well-being

Millennials score low on money tests; kick your knowledge up a notch for National Financial Literacy Month.

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9 steps to helping kids and teens become financially savvy

Kick off National Financial Literacy Month with ways to teach money smarts to young people.

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Why to start saving for retirement in your 20s (or even earlier)

6 ways to build up retirement savings even while you pay down debt.

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How to purchase a home in a competitive market

8 ways to prepare yourself and your finances for buying a home this spring

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Leap Day financial touchstones

7 money-managing tasks to check in on every four years.

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Understand how different methods to pay down debt impact your credit profile

8 considerations for getting out of debt and rebuilding your credit.

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How do you know when you are ready for a credit card?

5 milestones to help young adults learn to build credit without building up debt

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How to decorate your home on a budget

9 ways to skip debt and ramp up on style for your house or apartment.

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How to build emergency savings no matter what

9 ways to add to your emergency savings when you have no money to spare

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The 10 commandments of personal finance

Start the New Year right by setting money rules you can live by.

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Recovering from a holiday spending hangover

6 ways to save your credit profile and get out of debt.

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10 steps to secure your finances before you travel

How to keep your money safe before leaving home.

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10 ways to protect yourself from online fraud

Take precautions to protect your financial security online, during holidays and beyond.

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8 ways to plan for debt-free holiday gift shopping

Smart holiday shoppers can save big by planning ahead leading up to Black Friday.

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5 tips for Thanksgiving dinner savings

Making these simple changes can help make one of the most expensive meals of the year a little more bearable for every budget.

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How to protect your child’s credit

7 steps for parents and guardians to safeguard minors from identity theft. More>>

How to choose the best payment method for your purchases

Tips for how to decide on cash, loan or credit, prepaid or traditional, when you buy. More>>

Preparing your finances for an economic downturn

Now -- while the economy is healthy -- is the time to prepare for a financial emergency. More>>

Avoid being caught by money scammers

8 ways to steer clear of scam phone calls or emails and keep your money safe. More>>

How to save on kids' birthday celebrations

7 ways to avoid going into debt as offspring age -- and teach financial lessons at the same time. More>>

How to know when you’re ready to buy a home

Check out these 7 traits of people who are well prepared for home ownership. More>>

How to update your fall wardrobe without going into debt

5 ways to decide whether clothes-shopping is a good investment now. More>>

Why having a credit card can be a good thing

7 tips to help understand how to manage credit for a better financial outlook. More>>

10 financial vocabulary terms you should know

Understand these ABCs of credit and debt to score good grades in personal finance. More>>

Go back to school without going into debt

7 spending-conscious ways to send kids back to school. More>>

Put your financial life on autopilot -- and find peace of mind

7 ways to avoid late fees, overage charges and excess debt. More>>

Financial prep school for college-bound students

10 ways to get an A in student debt management. More>>

Understanding the pros and cons of debt relief

Here are the key things you need to know about debt negotiation, credit counseling and debt consolidation. More>>

Mid-year money checkup

6 ways to re-commit to the financial resolutions you might have forgotten.

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6 things to know before your Home Equity payment comes due

Home equity lines of credit are entering the repayment period for millions of homeowners.

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6 steps to make the most of the economic recovery

With interest rates projected upward this year, now is the time to plan your financial freedom.

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7 steps to successful single-parent budgeting

What single mothers and fathers need to know to plan their family's financial freedom.

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Prioritize your debts to pay off bills the smart way

5 steps to becoming debt-free as painlessly as possible.


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10 tips for debt-free dating

How to meet your match without blowing your budget.


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8 steps you can take to go green and save money

Save hundreds of dollars -- and benefit the planet -- with these easy energy fixes.

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9 ways to work out without wearing out your bank account

Frugal fitness finds can put being active within reach of any budget.


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7 things to know about refinancing credit card debt

How to understand whether refinancing credit card debt into a personal loan is right for you.


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9 things to know about your credit score

FICO scores, the new Vantage Score and how a credit profile helps or hurts

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9 things to know about living within your means

New grads – and everyone else – can get on track for a healthy financial future. More>>

6 ways spring cleaning can save money and reduce debt

Start national financial literacy month with money-saving spring cleaning.

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Debt negotiation vs. credit counseling: What’s the difference?

Things you need to know before seeking help for serious financial hardship.


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9 ways to overcome retirement savings setbacks

Worried you won't be able to retire? Try these tips.

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8 best moments to teach your kids financial responsibility

These tools teach money management -- now and in the future


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Ready to buy a home? Good credit and planning are the keys

9 ways to overcome obstacles to owning a home.

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6 cost-conscious routes to boosting your home's value

Balance debt and value when choosing home improvement projects.
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Rent or sell your home?

How to choose the best way to handle a house you are leaving. More>>

How to have a baby without having a financial crisis

6 tips to help new parents put their money in order before bringing a child home


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A beginner’s guide to applying for financial aid

10 things to know when seeking financial assistance for college More>>

Buried in holiday debt? Pay it off fast

8 steps to eliminate credit card debt and work toward financial freedom in 2015.

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Get fit while keeping your wallet in shape

If you resolved to get healthier in the New Year, try these eight tips to do it affordably

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8 ways to make 2015 better financially than 2014

New Year's resolutions to save money can come true this year

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10 ways to change your spending habits to save big

Planning to save money can bring future peace of mind. More>>

9 smart tax moves to make before the new year

A little prep now can minimize the pain of paying income taxes. More>>

10 tips for cutting winter costs

Preparing for cold weather can help keep winter expenses manageable.

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Plan to save this holiday season

Avoid holiday debt and New Year regret by planning ahead.

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Fixes for 5 common financial mistakes

Keep slip-ups from damaging your credit.

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Save money on holiday meals

10 tips to host a delicious dinner without going into debt.

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End-of-year car buying tips

Score a new set of wheels with less hassle. More>>

The pros and cons of debt settlement

Four years after FTC changes, consumers still need to be cautious.

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Coping with financial stress

5 ways to handle money worries.

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Answers to kids' tough money questions

Smart ways to have the money talk. More>>

Scare up Halloween savings

Halloween has quickly become one of the top consumer-spending holidays. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans spent close to $7 billion last year on costumes, candy, decorations, pumpkins and more.  More>>

Avoid these 5 costly money-saving mistakes

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Protect yourself against identity theft

More than 13 million Americans were victims of identity-theft fraud last year. The number of victims has increased by half a million people since 2012.  More>>

Unlocking the secrets to a financially happy relationship

Fall is now second only to summer as the most popular time to tie the knot. However, before a couple says, “I do,” it is important to first have a truthful heart-to-heart talk about finances. More>>

Get a handle on medical expenses

Fast action can keep debt under control

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Should you refinance your mortgage?

Weigh the pros and cons before deciding. More>>

The importance of an emergency fund

4 reasons you need to start saving now.

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Should you change banks?

Nearly 20 percent of consumers have considered switching their checking accounts to a different financial institution, a 2012 Consumer Reports survey found.  More>>

Job search do’s and don’ts

7 tips for landing a new job.

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Six financial steps to take when you move

How to avoid letting relocation damage your credit profile More>>

Wipe out debt for good

4 keys to free yourself of credit card debt. More>>

Five valuable credit report lessons

What you can learn from checking your credit profile.

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Affordable family fun

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7 inexpensive summertime activities.

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Rebound from financial pitfalls

4 steps to getting your money affairs back in order.

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Avoid vacation debt by staying home this summer – and still have fun

  Make the most of a staycation with 10 local (and affordable) activities. More>>

Save on moving expenses to stay out of debt

Seven strategies to cut relocation costs.

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Make time for a mid-year money checkup

Now is the time to get finances back on track and dig out of debt. More>>

Plan an affordable vacation without going into debt

Stay within your means and still have fun.
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Plan a dream wedding on a dime

Say “I do” without breaking the bank.
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Say good riddance to debt

When you factor in mortgages, car loans, student loans and credit cards, the average American is more than $225,000 in debt. More>>

Tips for repaying student loans

Be smart about paying off education debt.
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4 places to provide money lessons for youngsters

Schools spend a lot of time teaching children reading, writing and arithmetic. Unfortunately, math lessons rarely include a course on how to manage finances.
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5 signs you are ready for home ownership

Owning a home is still many people’s idea of the American dream. Yet purchasing a home still requires a major financial investment and a long-term commitment.
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Test your money smarts

Take this quiz to gauge your financial IQ.
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Investing 101

Market investment tips for beginners. More>>

Secrets of debt collection agencies

It can be unsettling when a debt collector tracks you down and inquires about repayment. But owing money to a creditor does not place you completely at its mercy. More>>

Cash in on spring cleaning

6 ways clutter-busting can save you money. More>>

6 ways to cut child care costs

Ensure quality care at an affordable price More>>

Save money with social media

Find discounts and deals on Facebook and more. More>>

5 simple steps to creating a budget

A budget plays a vital role in helping manage your money, getting out of debt and staying that way. It is also a must for ensuring your long-term financial future. More>>

Romance on a budget

6 low-cost ways to show your love this Valentine's Day. More>>

5 things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Learn how health care reform may impact your finances. More>>

5 steps to protect your credit

Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information. More>>

5 new year's resolutions for financial improvement

As you resolve to make some changes in 2014, do not forget about improving your financial health. More>>

Make 2014 the year to save money

Whether you are recovering from a holiday spending hangover or simply resolving to do better fiscally in the future, the clean slate of a new year is a perfect time to reassess your finances. More>>

4 bad money habits to break in 2014

Make 2014 your fiscally fittest year yet by kicking these bad money habits. More>>

Make the most of charitable giving and tax breaks

Giving now can save money later on taxes.
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Avoid these 6 holiday spending mistakes

This may be the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also can be one of the costliest. More>>

Save money this holiday season

Avoid a spending hangover with these 5 smart tips. More>>

Keep yourself and your bank account healthy

5 steps to managing medical debt.
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Steps to saving for a down payment

Be smart with your money and move into your dream home sooner. More>>

The DOs and DON'Ts of applying for credit

Understand your risks and obligations. More>>

The changing face of debt settlement

The deeper Americans go into debt, the greater the need for debt relief assistance. If you find yourself in very serious debt, here is what you need to know about getting help. More>>

Financial survival tips for furloughed workers

Many of those who have suddenly find themselves without incomes are facing tough times. These steps can help see you through this lean time. More>>

Manage the costs of pet ownership

If your home is one of the 60 percent of U.S. households that have a pet, here are some things that you can do to ensure the well-being of your beloved furry family member without breaking the bank. More>>

Find your financial footing after bankruptcy

Six tips to get you back on track. More>>

6 financial tips for the savvy single

Taking care of business when you take care of yourself. More>>

How to survive a job loss

Here are 8 tips to help you get through lean times.
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Never too early or too late to plan for retirement

Retirement can sound almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, fewer than half know how much to save in order to maintain something close their current lifestyle. More>>

The company you're keeping on Facebook could affect your credit score

There are a number of valid reasons why you need to keep watch of the people you add and keep on Facebook. More lending outlets are turning to checking social connections online to evaluate people's loan eligibility. More>>

Save money for Mother's Day, or any day

Whether you've always wanted to take mom to Mexico or splurge on a day at the spa, here are some easy tips for saving up dinero for Mother's Day and all year round! More>>

How to say no to your boss

To create a good work-life balance, you might have to learn to say no to your bosses. More>>

"Scrooge Index" shows that New York is America's least charitable city

America's richest communities have been cross-referenced with how much, or little, those who live there give to charity. If you're looking for donations, you may want to avoid New York. More>>

4 tips for a tough summer job market

If you're a high school or college student looking for work in the coming months, here's some tips on how to make your own form of employment, whether you're looking to pad your resume or line your pocketbook. More>>

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