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Personal Finance

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

How Do Cash Back Credit Cards Work?

August 15, 2017

Most people expect using credit cards to be a rewarding experience. A survey of consumer card preferences by Total System Services, Inc., found that a rewards program is the most...

What Is a Secured Credit Card?

August 15, 2017

There’s a Catch-22 situation that you face when you are trying to rebuild your credit. You need a credit card or some other type of loan to your credit....

Secured vs. Unsecured Loans: What You Should Know

August 14, 2017

When you take out a secured loan, you provide some form of collateral (such as your home or car) to act as security for the lender, protecting them from...

How to Get a Car Loan

August 11, 2017

Before you take out a car loan, it’s important to understand what you’re agreeing to, how your credit will affect your loan experience, and how an auto loan can influence...

What Is a Cash Advance?

August 11, 2017

What happens when your transmission gives out in a rustic mountain town, where the only repair shop for miles doesn’t take credit cards? Or when you come across a...

What Is APR?

August 11, 2017

Annual Percentage Rates (APR) and Your Credit Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned user of credit, it’s important to understand all the credit-related terms you may encounter. Knowing how...

How to Compare Credit Card Interest Rates

August 10, 2017

As you drive down the street, it’s pretty easy to compare the price of gas between different service stations. Every gas station displays its current price per gallon for...

How to Consolidate Credit Cards

August 9, 2017

If your wallet is stuffed with multiple credit cards staying on top of your accounts is probably a hassle you could do without. Keeping track of balances and due...

How to Get Your First Credit Card

August 9, 2017

Getting your first credit card can seem pretty simple. After all, credit card companies mail tons of offers every year, including “pre-approved” applications, along with countless more email offers...

Top 7 Financial Tips When Facing Divorce

February 9, 2017

We spoke with some people who are experts in this area - because they've been there as well - to compile a list of tips for you to know.

Audio: Talking Couples and Money with Elle Martinez

February 6, 2017

Join our chat with Elle Martinez of Couple Money to learn more about how she recommends people start having a couples' money chat – and when.

Our End-of-year Charitable Giving Guide

December 15, 2016

Thinking about giving back? If you’re on the hunt to give, ensure your funds reach those most in need.

The Game of Credit

September 20, 2016

Credit is a skill that you build, and it's one that you can get better at. Ready to explore the ways credit can shape your road ahead?

Survey Results: Personal Finance

September 20, 2016

The latest data on thoughts surrounding credit and financial confidence. How do people fare? Learn more about their financial attitudes.

College Budgeting: What to Know When You Head to Campus

August 24, 2016

Heading off to campus? Prepare now to keep a realistic budget intact that won't have you frustrated before finals.

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