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Managing your money is something we all can all do better: it can seem like just when you get the perfect budget figured out for yourself, life throws you a curveball. Checking in with your spending and saving habits can help you stay one step ahead of life’s changes whether they’re big or small. And it’s never too early to start saving in an emergency fund for when storm clouds gather and you’ll need some additional funds.

What Are My Financial Goals?

Personal finance is a lifelong skill that you can keep perfecting, whether:

  • You’re just starting out on your own for the first time,
  • You’re thinking about combining your living space with a significant other and merging expenses,
  • It’s time to relocate for a new opportunity or to grow your family, or
  • You’re looking over the horizon to plan for retirement and a rainy day fund

Adoption Costs: 5 Things to Know

November 17, 2017

Adopting a child is a huge undertaking which can be emotionally overwhelming. Here are 8 major things to know before you go down this path.

How to Save on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 17, 2017

To get the hottest deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here are some suggestions for maximizing your efforts, both online and in the real world.

Are Store Cards Worth It?

November 16, 2017

You can usually count on a store credit card offer nearly every time you make a purchase at a major retailer. But are these store cards really a good...

4 Tips to Help Your Teen Build Credit

November 16, 2017

If you want your teens to leave the nest someday, it’s in your best interest to help them establish a positive credit profile. So, where should you begin?

Thanks Mom, for Teaching Me About Finance

November 15, 2017

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the personal finance lessons my mom taught me. Read more for some of the key lessons she shared with me.

How to Choose Between a Peer-To-Peer Lending or Traditional Loan

November 15, 2017

Are you in need of a loan, but not sure where to start? Take a read to find out if peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is right for you.

Are You Ready to Save for Your Child’s College Education?

November 14, 2017

Starting to save for your child’s education is a complicated decision. We’ll help you figure out how to fit college savings into your budget.

If You Do This, You Probably Suffer From Money Anxiety Disorder

November 14, 2017

Money issues making you lose sleep? You're hardly alone. Here are some some of sign that you may have money anxiety disorder (MAD) and how to manage it.

Veteran’s Day Benefits That Beat a Free Appetizer

November 11, 2017

From college education to retirement planning, there are numerous benefits available if you are a veteran. Take a read to find out more.

9 Ways to Go (and Save More) Green

November 10, 2017

With the "green economy" in full bloom, we've come to embrace the idea of a clean and eco-friendly world. And in doing so, we can save some green, too.

These Hacks Can Stop You From Being Irrational About Money, Dan Ariely Says

November 10, 2017

Check out this video where Dan Ariely talks about the irrationality that drives our decision-making—and overcoming them to make better financial decisions.

What Eating Pizza Can Teach Us About Money

November 9, 2017

Love hurts, but so does shopping. There’s emotional pain when we pay for something with cash and debit cards as we feel the money leaving. Find out more.

5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give Back

November 9, 2017

As the holiday season ramps up, Americans often increase their charitable giving. Here are five ways to give to others while still staying on budget.

Why You’re Not Thinking About Money the ‘Right’ Way

November 8, 2017

Have you ever made a poor financial decision? You're not alone. In fact, we're all prone to it. Check out this video where Dan Ariely explores why.

4 Things to Consider Before Signing That Car Loan

November 7, 2017

If you’re like 4 out of 10 new car loan holders, you may own your loan longer than your vehicle. Find out what you should know before buying your...

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5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give Back

As the holiday season ramps up, Americans often increase their charitable giving. Here are five ways to give to others while still staying on budget.