Savvy Shopping for Black Friday Deals

Set your alarm (or just charge up your laptop). Black Friday is almost here, and the deals on household goods are unbeatable.

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Best Fall Buys: Big Ticket Items

In the market for a new stove, upgraded set of wheels, or major getaway? Now’s the time to save on these and other purchases.


Is It Time to Check Your Credit Report?

Only one in five consumers checks their credit report annually. That smart cookie could be you.


Should You Try a Peer-to-Peer Loan?

Whether you’re looking to boost your down payment or fund a home renovation project, this alternative lending source could be worth considering.


Easy, Effective Ways to Save Water at Home

Slash your utility bills and conserve water by focusing on the thirstiest parts of your home.


Goodbye, Summer ... Hello, Savings

Summer may be made for relaxing, but if your lazy days included letting your financial goals slip, now’s the time to start getting back on track.


Helping Your College Student With Money Matters

Setting and sticking to a budget, making smart use of credit, cashing in on discounts and deals: college students have plenty of financial lessons to learn. Start them off on the right track with these tips.


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.


5 Ways to (Really) Save for a Down Payment

Forget skipping your daily latte. That tired tip will get you nowhere. Fast-track your way to homeownership with these tips for saving big.

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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.

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