Budgeting & Savings

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  1. Banks that Pay the Highest Interest Rates on Savings Accounts

    Online banks offer the best savings account interest rates. Not all banks offer the same features, so it pays to read the ...
  2. Home Improvement’s $64,000 Question: To Borrow, or Not to Borrow?

    With the surge in home prices, homeowners are gaining more equity. This not only stimulates more people to want to invest ...
  3. Why New Parents Need a Flexible Emergency Fund

    New or expecting parents should have an emergency fund that they are willing to be flexible with.
  4. 9 Reasons To Say "No" To Credit

    Instead of rationalizing, learn to talk yourself out of buying things you can't afford.
  5. New Help for the Millennial Money Dilemma

    They have traditional goals such as buying homes, but they don't have the regular paychecks and large down payments lenders ...
  6. Why Is My Seatmate's Ticket So Much Cheaper Than Mine?

    How some travelers get their tickets for much less than others.
  7. What does it mean when interest "accrues daily?"

    Find out what it means when an interest-bearing account accrues interest daily and how different compounding periods change ...
  8. Budgeting? Go Ahead and Drink That Latte

    Achieving financial success involves making the right big decisions.
  9. Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S.

    New York City tops the list of most expensive cities in the U.S., and five of them are located in California.
  10. When buying a car, is it better to have a trade in or a down payment?

    When buying a car, it may be better to have a down payment rather than a trade in. A trade in offers convenience to the car ...
  11. The Best Time to Book a Flight From the U.S.

    Airline tickets go on sale as much as 11 months in advance, but the best time to book a flight from the U.S. is usually during ...
  12. What are the requirements for opening a savings account in the United States?

    Understand what information and documentation is necessary to open a savings account within the United States, and learn ...
  13. Why should I pay myself first?

    The concept of "paying yourself first" is one of the pillars of personal finance and considered the golden rule by many financial ...
  14. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  15. What are the pros and cons of overdraft protection?

    If you sign up for overdraft protection and link your checking account to your savings account, a credit card or an overdraft ...
  16. Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or NPV?

    All other things being equal, using IRR and NPV measurements to evaluate projects often results in the same findings. However, ...
  17. Good News About Getting Kicked Off a Flight

    United's bumping scandal has had at least a few positive after-effects for passengers.
  18. 4 Risky Moves People Are Making to Buy a Home

    A new study from Owners.com suggests that Americans may be willing to make some risky moves to buy a home in 2017. Here are ...
  19. Something Gross in GDP

    GDP is used to gauge the strength of the economy, but what is it actually measuring?
  20. Now Is a Great Time to Buy a Car

    Auto dealers have too much inventory right now and are offering buyers great incentives to purchase a new set of wheels.
  21. What should you bring to a bank to open a checking account?

    Learn which documents you need to bring to the bank to open a new checking account. Having the right documents saves time ...
  22. How to Make Money with Airbnb: Risks & Rewards

    Airbnb lets you turn your home or spare room into extra cash. Here's how to make money and protect yourself from the risks.
  23. Sam's Club vs. Costco: Which Has Better Deals? (WMT, COST)

    Costco and Sam's Club offer similar prices in all departments. The better wholesale club membership for you depends on your ...
  24. How Renting Out Your Spare Room Can Backfire

    Renting out a portion of your home to help pay the mortgage sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't always work out the ...
  25. I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and liquid investment I can easily withdraw from if disaster struck?

    Be sure you put your emergency money where you'll be able to access it quickly, easily and without penalty.
  26. 7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Kitchen

    Tackle the priciest parts first – the cabinets and counters – and use our other ideas to slash your costs on a kitchen remodel.
  27. Summer Job? Time to Consider Opening a Roth IRA

    Here's why a Roth IRA makes sense for young people wanting to invest some of their income.
  28. The Best Place to Retire Is Your Own Hometown

    Fantasies aside, most retirees wind up remaining in the same locale. Here's why that's a good thing.
  29. Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource ...
  30. Student Loan Forgiveness

    Under certain circumstances, federally backed student loans — such as Direct Subsidized Loans and Federal Perkins Loans — ...
  31. John McAfee: Why more money can equal more fear

    Can money make you happy? Despite a peak net worth of $100 million, tech tycoon John McAfee doesn't think so.
  32. 3 Budgeting Habits Used by the Truly Wealthy

    Instill these three budgeting habits to ensure financial stability.
  33. What is the UK Pension Protection Fund?

    The U.K.'s Pension Protection Fund, dedicated to supporting retirement funds when they see trouble, is maintaining an interest ...
  34. Benefits of Living in NJ While Working in NYC

    Living in New Jersey while working in NYC can have its advantages. A look at some of them.
  35. Tony Robbins: Unshakeable

    Tony Robbins discusses the danger of letting fear guide your investment decisions.
  36. Take Responsibility for Your Finances

    Whether you have a large income or small income, it's important to include liquidity in your plan.
  37. 15 Great Summer Jobs for Teens

    There are a lot of summer jobs out there, find out what's available, how much it costs and what skills you need.
  38. Options for When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  39. Green Marketing

    Marketing products and services based on environmental factors or awareness. Companies involved in green marketing make decisions ...
  40. Credit vs. Debit Cards: Which Is Better?

    Be strategic about the card you choose.
  41. The Cheaper Dates to Fly This Summer

    Prices are starting to rise. Here's where to find the best deals.
  42. The Complete Guide to Buying a Used Car

    Everything you need to know to buy a reliable used car for a good price.
  43. Retirement Planning Steps to Take in Your 60s

    Use your 60s as a time to prepare to smoothly transition into retirement by budgeting and planning.
  44. I Make $50K a Year: How Much Rent Can I Afford?

    Before you go apartment hunting, spend some time calculating a price range that works for you. Here's how.
  45. How Much Cash Should I Keep in the Bank?

    Which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  46. What is a Budget? Budgeting Terms and Tips

    An estimation of revenue and expenses over a specified future period of time. A budget can be made for a person, business, ...
  47. How Long Should It Take to Save for a Down Payment?

    As housing prices and the cost of living rise, it can take longer to sock away the means to make a big purchase.
  48. How to Prepare an Expense Budget and Why

    It is important to budget your expenses so you are prepared for unforeseen costs or income losses.
  49. Employers Offer Alternatives to 401(k) Loans

    Employers can bolster workers’ long-term financial security by educating them on the full consequences of 401(k) loans and ...
  50. When to Talk to Your Kids about Finances

    Talk to your kids about saving and about your personal finances before it's too late.
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