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  1. The Ten Commandments of Personal Finance

    Ten Commandments to follow for a secure economic future.
  2. Have a Real Vacation This Summer – Stay Home!

    Skip the crowded highways and the long airport lines and enjoy a relaxed – and money-saving – family staycation.
  3. How to Tell If You're Cheap or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  4. How to Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    For individuals and families to hold their own and build equity for retirement, they need to commit to responsible spending ...
  5. Five Rules to Improve Your Financial Health

    Learn five broad personal finance rules that can help get you on track to achieving specific financial goals.
  6. 6 Best Summer Home Improvement Projects

    Summer has arrived. So, here are some helpful home upgrades that will help you beat the summer heat.
  7. 5 Big-Time Retirement Budget Busters

    Living on a fixed income is easier said than done; even well-prepared retirees are surprised at how challenging it can be. ...
  8. Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

    Keep the kids out of your hair and wallet by saving on summer camps, sports leagues, day trips and more.
  9. How to Avoid Common Middle-Class Money Traps

    Spending is inevitable, but by budgeting carefully, families can enjoy financial security while dodging unnecessary stress ...
  10. Save Money on Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  11. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  12. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  13. 5 Ways New Investors Can Reduce Stress

    Learn five ways to reduce stress prior to investing, involving budgeting, diversification and risk tolerance.
  14. 5 Financial Strategies to Last a Lifetime

    To stay consistent with your financial goals, here are five financial strategies to help you grow your balance sheet and ...
  15. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets

    Learn why a substantial increase in Medicaid enrollment may impact state general obligation credit quality.
  16. How to Save Up to 50% on Airfare (Sometimes Even More)

    If you're willing to put up with airport stopovers, you could save thousands on your next family vacation.
  17. How to Budget and Spend to Maximize Your Happiness

    Spending money on others and buying experiences are just two of the five key principles that lie in money correlating to ...
  18. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  19. Ways to Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  20. Where Rents Are Rising Most (Or Not So Much)

    If you’re in the market for rental housing, rents are rising more slowly in major metro areas; secondary-market rents, however, ...
  21. 6 Best Personal Finance Apps

    The right app can help you track your bills, monitor your bank accounts and credit cards, and otherwise stay on top of your ...
  22. Capital Budgeting: Which is Better, IRR or NPV?

    Using internal rate of return and net present value for capital budgeting evaluations often end in the same result. But there ...
  23. How to Guide Married Clients Who Fight About Money

    Money is a top conflict among couples. Here's how to deflate the tension so that couples can focus on maximizing their finances, ...
  24. 5 Ways to Budget Home Remodeling Costs

    A bit of preparation and research on home remodeling can help you avoid unpleasant surprises and anticipate the real costs ...
  25. How can I budget for both short-term expenses and long-term goals?

    The first step in planning for long-term goals is actually determining how much you spend on short-term expenses. Once you ...
  26. Budgeting Your Small Business

    Budgeting helps small businesses determine if they have enough money to fund operations, expand and generate income.
  27. 3 Big Financial Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

    Here's how to avoid these three big and costly financial mistakes in 2016.
  28. Is It Better To Pay Off Debt Or Invest?

    There’s no clear answer to the question of what’s more important – paying off debt or investing.
  29. 5 Effective Home Gardening Tips to Increase Home Value

    Learn more ways to add value to your home with these gardening tips.
  30. How Mystery Shopping Benefits Consumers

    How does mystery shopping keep costs in check for the average consumer?
  31. The Cost Of Reckless Financial Behavior

    Here are some everyday financial risks that you might be taking, and might want to reconsider.
  32. 3 Financial Lessons to Learn From Elizabeth Warren

    Learn financial lessons from bestselling author and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren that are helping people to save ...
  33. Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Money issues hamper many marriages.
  34. 10 Painless Ways to Save Money

    Here are ten easy – and nearly painless – ways to set aside money every month.
  35. The Pros and Cons of Using Airbnb

    Here, we look at Airbnb - what it is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using this online rental marketplace.
  36. When Paying Off Debt With Your 401(k) Makes Sense

    It can be tempting to use funds from a 401(k) plan to pay debts. But first, it’s important to make sure it’s worth it.
  37. How To Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    It’s a familiar problem in many households: spending more money than you earn.
  38. Top-down vs. Bottom-up

    Top-down and bottom-up methods are alternative approaches to solving a wide variety of analytic problems in business, finance ...
  39. What is the 50/20/30 budget rule?

    Learn about Elizabeth Warren's 50/30/20 budget rule, a simple and effective plan for personal money management and wealth ...
  40. 10 Lazy Ways to Save Money

    Do you want to save some pennies? While it’s a chore for many, it’s not that hard to do if you try some simple tactics.
  41. Five Little Money Leaks to Plug

    Little money leaks can create a pool of wasted cash in no time. Here are five simple steps to help you plug those financial ...
  42. 2016’s FinTech Disruptors: How Can you Benefit?

    The booming FinTech industry can offer us financial benefits through payments innovation, P2P lending, creative budgeting, ...
  43. Financial Questions to Ask Him Before the Wedding

    Money secrets can be poison for a marriage. But honest discussions – even when there are differences – can lead to happy ...
  44. Secrets You Should Know When Buying Groceries

    There are lots of ways to enjoy a nutritious diet while sticking to a budget.
  45. Is Taking Time Off from Work a Good Idea? 

    While taking a break from work has great appeal, you'll need to be prepared. Here are some financial realities to consider ...
  46. 3 Financial Tasks That Aren't As Hard As You Think

    There are certain financial tasks that are often portrayed as much harder to manage than they really are. Let’s look at three ...
  47. Home Energy Audit Checklist – 5 Important Steps

    Look at these 5 steps to reduce energy waste in your home to help you create a more sustainable household.
  48. 7 Creative Ways to Save for an Early Retirement

    Take note of these out of the box steps you can take towards securing yourself an earlier, more comfortable retirement.
  49. Birch Box Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about the convenience of the subscription beauty box industry, and discover why the Birchbox company in particular ...
  50. Women, Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Becoming financially literate should be on the to-do list of anyone who is not.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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