Choosing (and Using) the Most Rewarding Credit Card

Before you accept another credit card offer, be sure to choose the rewards program that best fits your lifestyle and goals.


Take Steps Toward Financial Independence This 4th of July

As Independence Day approaches, plan toward letting your financial freedom ring.

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4 Financial Trends for 2015

Tired of renting? Uncertain about retirement? You’re not alone. Here’s a look at four major financial issues facing Americans.

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Financial Housekeeping Tips to Close Out the Year

Personal finance expert Vera Gibbons offers tips for getting your finances in order and ending 2014 on a high note.

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Warning! Fall Sticker Shock Ahead

Five common expenses are on the rise. Learn what to expect, and how to minimize the impact on your budget.

Money-Saving Strategies to Build an Emergency Fund

We asked a few financially-minded bloggers for their advice on saving for emergencies.


How Far Will Your 2014 Housing Dollar Stretch?

School, healthcare, housing — it’s all going to cost more in the coming year.

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

These are five of the most common reasons you could experience a dip in your score.

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Financial Tricks & Treats

In the spirit of Halloween, here are some easy ways to trick yourself into saving. And you’ll love the treat: more money in your pocket!


Housing by the Numbers

Are you looking to buy a house? Rent? Here are some important numbers to keep in mind as they may apply to you and your transaction.

What Really Influences Your Credit Score?

Do you know where the information on your credit report comes from and how it impacts your overall credit score?

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What to Buy in June

June may seem like a relatively flat month for shopping (and saving), but it’s actually one of the better times to buy a number of homeowner-centric items.

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Budgeting for Big Families Under One Roof

When it’s mom and dad, Billy and Sally (and maybe Rover), budgeting can be fairly straightforward — but not everyone’s home life is quite so nuclear, especially in the current economic climate.

Moving in Together? Don't Make These 5 Money Mistakes

After the excitement of finding an apartment we loved wore off, we decided how much we would each pitch in for the bills and agreed on 50/50. We weren’t opening a joint account or making a major purchase together, so not much of a discussion was needed. But over time, we found that our quick money chat didn’t cover nearly enough of the issues that would eventually crop up.

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Fatten Up Your Wallet This Summer

As you finalize your pricey summer vacation plans, you may be looking for ways to put money back in your pocket to help subsidize the costs. Here are some suggestions that you likely haven’t considered.

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