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  • Everything you need to know about financial aid
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    How to Save Big on College Starting Freshman Year

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    5 Tricks to Make Paying Monthly Bills Easier

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How to Set up a Retirement Account

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So you’ve signed up for your company’s 401(k) plan or opened an IRA for your retirement savings. Congrats! That’s a great first step. But if you haven’t made your investment choices yet, you may still be behind the curve. Read More

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Second Homes With Friends: What to Know Before You Buy With a Buddy

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Have you been fantasizing about that bungalow on the beach—even though you don’t have the cash or time to manage a second property? It could be time to phone a friend. Read More

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Why People Who Embrace Power Make Better Savers

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There are plenty of tips and tricks out there to help you improve your savings habits, from creating a budget to setting up automatic transfers from your checking account after every paycheck. But researchers from the Stanford Graduate School of Business have a new one for you: Embrace the power trip. Read More

Before you start job hunting, research your earning potential
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Infographic: What's Your Job Market Worth?

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Before you take the next step in your career, determine how much you should really be earning. Read More

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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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9 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score Immediately

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Whether you’re trying to raise your score or maintain your top-notch report, here are 9 tips to help you see an immediate change in that magic number. Read More

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9 Money Habits That Can Help You Build Wealth

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While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1% of earners, it’s the little things—your money habits—that often make the difference between a life of prosperity and one of constant financial stress. Read More

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Why Your Credit Score Could Suddenly Change

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If you notice an unexpected change to your credit score, don’t panic—it’s probably not because you’ve been accidentally neglecting to pay your cell phone bill or an anonymous benefactor paid off your mortgage Read More

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Podcast: Embracing Minimalism: How Cutting Back Can Help You Save

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Living with less may mean getting to keep more money in your bank account. Learn how adopting a minimalist lifestyle can save you time and money so you can focus on the things that matter. Watch Now

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Why I Gave Up Job Security to Go Freelance

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It’s not always simple, but the payoff could be a job that you love and a work-life balance that could not be possible in a traditional work arrangement Read More

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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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The Top 10 Things to Know for a Move

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Whether you plan to move next month or next year, make sure you’ve got your boxes in a row. Here are the 10 things to know for any move: 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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8 Top Home-Selling Mistakes People Often Make

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We’ve rounded up the dos and don’ts that will help you collect thousands (if not hundreds of thousands!) for your place. Read More

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House Cleaning and Staging: 5 Tricks to Sell a House Fast

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Selling your home, but not sure what fluffing and polishing you should do? Well, you’re in luck. It’s easy to tap into nationwide real estate wisdom. 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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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About... Financial Aid for College

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Since we’re big proponents of proper financial planning, we consulted pros in the field of financial aid to find out some of the misconceptions, myths and mistakes that students and parents can make when trying to pay for college. Read More

Here's what you should consider before opening a joint account
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Should You Open a Joint Account?

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Smart questions to consider before opening joint financial accounts

Here are five questions to help you and your significant other decide whether opening joint financial accounts is a wise idea. 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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So What Really Counts as a Financial Emergency?

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While you know that a killer pair of post-breakup stilettos isn't quite why you’ve been socking away money, it can be tempting to dip into your stash when something comes up that's not in your budget. Read More

Making a plan for your money starts with knowing what matters to you
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How to Make a Budget Work for You

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Follow these simple steps to make a budget and achieve your financial goals Read More

Saving money is easier when you have a goal in mind
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My First Money Lesson: Saving for Goals

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When you know what you're saving for, it's easier to stay motivated

Stay motivated to save by picking goals your money will go toward. Watch Now

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