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    7 of the Most Common Money Dilemmas Couples Face

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    3 Tips for Negotiating a Raise

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6 Ways to Combine Finances With Your Partner

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There’s no one-stop solution for handling money with your partner. Read More

5 things you need before applying for a loan
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5 Things You Need to be Approved for a Loan

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Ready to make a big purchase? Here are some tips on getting a loan, before you head to the bank. Read More

Dad’s financial advice never fails. Here’s three bits of his trusted wisdom.
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Dad's Money Tips

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Three Trusted Financial Mantras

Learn some classic bits of “Dad wisdom” from this video that spotlights info about spending, saving and earning interest. Watch Now

Learn how to save money by avoiding these three common money misconceptions
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Money Myths, Busted

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The Truth Behind Three Financial Myths

Don’t let misinformation cost you money. This video highlights common financial myths and the realities behind them. Watch Now

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Podcast: My Biggest Money Mistake

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Money mistakes happen to everyone. Listen to three personal finance bloggers recount the biggest mistakes they ever made with their money—and how they bounced back. Watch Now

Three savings strategies
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How to Save Money on a Small Paycheck

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A small income doesn’t have to mean small savings. Learn how to make the most of your paycheck. Watch Now

Tips for safe mobile banking
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Is Your Financial Data Safe on Your Phone?

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If you store financial information on your smartphone, here are some tips for keeping it safe. Watch Now

Build good credit by paying bills on time
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5 Tricks to Make Paying Monthly Bills Easier

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Staying on top of monthly bills is one of the best ways to build and maintain good credit. Here are five tips to make it easier. Read More

Two socially responsible investing tips
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Make a Meaningful Investment

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Read this quick guide on how to make money and earn some good karma through socially responsible investing. Read More

Get out of a bad investment to avoid losing money
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Don't Waste Money on a Lost Cause

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Learn when an investment is heading south, and save your finances by backing out before you break the bank. Watch Now

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Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples: What You Need to Know

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Making sure your partner will be taken care of in case something happens to you is one of the most loving things you can do Read More

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Podcast: Financial Tips for Freelancers

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Growing Your Business and Bank Account

When you’re your own boss, you’re often your own accounting department, too. Carrie Smith, personal finance blogger at CarefulCents.com, shares her tips for managing your finances as a freelancer. Watch Now

Living on a budget is easier when you keep discretionary spending in check
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Infographic: Are You a Victim of Lifestyle Creep?

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Does it feel like even when more money is coming in, a big chunk of it is going out? Upping your spending along with your salary is tempting, but keeping lifestyle creep in check is the key to staying on track with your savings goals. Learn what you can do. Read More

Save more money by automating your bills and savings
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Make Your Money Work for You

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See how automation can save you money

Keep forgetting bill payments? Struggling to save? Learn how automating your money can save you time and money. Read More

Clever ways to make checking your bank statements more appealing
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How to Stop Avoiding Your Bank Statements

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Little steps that can make it easier to check in on your finances

Here are quick tips that can help you feel less nervous about checking your finances, so you can gain more control over your money. Watch Now

Use automation to save money
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Never Miss a Bill Payment

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Use this simple trick to save time and money on your monthly bills

Fees for late bill payments are avoidable. Watch this 15-second video to learn what you can do to keep from ever having to pay another late fee. Watch Now

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Podcast: Top Money Lessons for Your 20s

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Tips to start off on the right track

Learn these money lessons early to save yourself time and money and stay ahead of the curve. Watch Now

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Getting Married? 3 Ways It Helps You Plan for Your Financial Future

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Planning a wedding can be fun, exciting, romantic … until you have to deal with money issues, that is. Read More

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Survive Wedding Weekends With Your Wallet Intact

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After shelling out cash for plane tickets, hotel rooms, dresses and shoes, who has money left over for a wedding gift? Read More

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How to Make the Most of Your Family's Rewards Card

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Credit and debit cards that offer points, miles and rewards help your money pull double-duty, providing extra support for your family without any extra effort. Read More

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The 3-Letter Word that Can Transform Your Finances

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We chatted with a financial expert to help you tackle whichever money issue is currently causing you to make excuses. Read More

5 Strategies That Can Make You Happy About Saving
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5 Strategies That Can Make You Happy About Saving

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The question, of course, is how you can be happy with the journey as well as the destination. The answer? Savoring. Read More

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5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain to Save More for Retirement

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Be honest: How often do you really think about your retirement savings? Or maybe the better question is: How often do you actually do something to grow that nest egg? Read More

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Budgeting 101

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Without a budget, your financial picture is at best muddy. At worst, you might find yourself overspending, racking up credit card debt and feeling confused and anxious about your situation. But a good budget gives you the confidence and a blueprint to live the life you want. Read More

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How to Budget Your Money With the 50/20/30 Rule

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When creating a budget, it may be tempting to throw up your hands, say, “Forget it,” and hope for the best. The 50/20/30 Rule helps change that. Read More

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10 Things You're Embarrassed to Ask About Saving

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When you have so many other competing real-world demands on your money—from student loans to a desperately needed car repair, exactly how you apply the principles of saving gets more complicated. Read More

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10 Things You Can Do in an Hour to Improve Your Finances

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While your finances do include a lot of big, long-term goals like these, your financial situation is also comprised of many smaller goals, decisions, and activities that are much easier to manage. Read More

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7 Ways to Deal With Money Envy

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If we can’t afford to quiet our envy through spending, we have to do it by changing our thoughts. Read More

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6 Money 'Truths' You Might Want to Rethink

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Most of our deep-seated beliefs about money, which we may or may not be aware of, are formed during childhood. Or they’re cultural norms we’ve swallowed whole, without even realizing we have. Read More

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Stressed About Money? 6 Thinking Traps to Avoid

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Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking traps.” Read More

Saving in your 20s can help you feel good about the question, "Will I be able to retire?"
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Infographic: Make Sure You Have Enough Money to Retire

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How millennials are financially preparing for their retirement

See how your retirement savings habits stack up next to other millennials, and how to save even more for your later years. Read More

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How We Learned to Budget With an Irregular Income

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The trouble with planning ahead. Read More

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Podcast: How to Become Financially Fit

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Tips to get on the right financial track

Personal finance blogger Kathleen O’Malley talks about what financial fitness means and what people can do to achieve and maintain it over time. Watch Now

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Podcast: Build Your Money Network

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Tap your friends and family for sound financial advice

Kimberly Palmer, personal finance blogger and author, gives us her take on why talking to certain friends or family members about your money issues can be beneficial. Watch Now

Managing your money can be easy when you create a plan that puts you in control
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Infographic: Improve Your Spending Habits and Reach Your Savings Goals

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See how your spending and savings habits stack up next to other millennials

Learn about how millennials are spending their money, and how to improve your own spending habits. Read More

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