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.

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What Eating Pizza Can Teach Us About Money

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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...

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

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4 Things to Consider Before Signing That Car Loan

If you’re like 4 out of 10 new car loan holders, you may own...

13 Ways to Make Money in a Hurry

At one point or another, everybody feels pinched for cash. If you've been there—or...

How Digital Mortgages Make Getting a Home Loan Fast and Easy

Has the mortgage industry finally caught up to the digital world? Faster approval process...

5 Things Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know

We went to the first CardCon Expo this year in Dallas, TX. Here are...

Holiday Budgeting for the Win

Holidays are as emotionally expensive as they are financially when you’re a couple. Find...

Don’t Budget Like the Walking Dead

Those of us who aren’t members of the undead still can budget like zombies...

The 7 Types of Student Loan Deferment Requests (and How to Apply)

When you’re having trouble making your federal student loan payments, it can be a...

The 6 Ways to Qualify for Mandatory Student Loan Forbearance (and How to Apply)

When you’re having trouble making your federal student loan payments, it can be a...

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