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  1. What are the pros and cons of digital gift cards (e-gift cards)?

    Examine the pros and cons of gift cards. Learn about protection in case of loss, monitoring spending by teens and wasted ...
  2. What US banks offer free checking accounts?

    Quit wasting money on monthly fees associated with your checking account and get a free checking account from reputable national ...
  3. What's a Trust Fund?

    A trust fund is a fund comprised of a variety of assets, established by a grantor, to provide financial security to an individual, ...
  4. Failing To Build Wealth Despite Making Big Bucks?

    Lifestyle inflation occurs when 'you earn more, you spend more', and your spending ends up matching your earnings. Thus, ...
  5. Are Financial Worries Affecting Your Work?

    Financial worries can make employees less productive at work. As a result, the employee was no longer producing quality work ...
  6. How does a cost of living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

    Learn how employers add cost of living adjustments to workers' salaries to offset the effects of inflation or to aid in a ...
  7. What qualifies as "goods" in cost of goods sold (COGS)?

    Learn what qualifies as "goods" in cost of goods sold, or COGS, so you can keep an accurate record for your business' income ...
  8. What's Your Idea Of Budgeting?

    Is your idea of a budget simply spending till your checking account is nearly empty? Or worse, till your credit limit is ...
  9. How Long Will Lower Energy Prices Last?

    Gasoline prices have been dropping lately after holding fairly steady for a year or so, following world oil prices.
  10. Giving Financial Thanks In Thanksgiving Day

    A new poll finds in what financial tools Americans are most thankful for -- both sexes say the product they value most is ...
  11. 5 (Not-So-Extreme) Coupon-Saving Strategies

    Why pay full price when you can get it for less with a coupon? Use these tips to save on shopping big time.
  12. 8 Quick-Cash Alternatives To Credit Card Advances

    Sometimes you can find a better deal than a cash advance – but some alternatives are even more pricey. Where to find the ...
  13. Before You Take That Cash Advance

    Understand who benefits most from cash advances – and when it might make sense to get one.
  14. What causes negative inflation or deflation?

    Find out what deflation is, what causes it, how it hurts the economy and how it can lead to a worsening cycle of deflation ...
  15. How can inflation be good for the economy?

    Find out why some economists and public policy makers believe that inflation is a good, or even necessary, phenomenon to ...
  16. What causes inflation, and does anyone gain from it?

    Learn how inflation affects what you pay for everyday items. Natural disasters, consumer confidence and corporate decisions ...
  17. What's the difference between a balance transfer and a cash advance?

    Learn how balance transfers and cash advances differ, how these transactions can both benefit and hurt your finances, and ...
  18. Steer Clear of Over-Priced Gap Insurance Providers

    Major insurers will generally give you a better deal on gap insurance than a car dealership. But watch for gaps in gap coverage. ...
  19. Define Your Retirement

    Define your retirement and anticipate, how much annual income you may need to support the lifestyle you want.
  20. Investing With Purpose: Target Date Funds

    Saving for retirement with a target date fund gives you a straightforward goal: retirement income that will last as long ...
  21. How To Avoid Retirement Sticker Shock

    Sticker shock, the realization that the cost of an item exceeds your ability to pay, is not the feeling you want to have ...
  22. What transactions cannot be made using prepaid credit cards?

    Find out about the transactions that are restricted when you use a prepaid credit card, and find out about other ways to ...
  23. What is the difference between an in-store and an online payday loan?

    Learn important differences between online and in-store payday loan companies. Explore different charges made by companies ...
  24. Why are EMV cards more secure than traditional debit and credit cards?

    Learn about EMV chip technology for debit and credit cards. Explore different transactions where EMV chips making paying ...
  25. Can I use a prepaid credit card to pay bills or to transfer money to other accounts?

    Learn how prepaid credit cards enable convenient bill payments and transfers. Explore different fees charged for such transactions.
  26. What’s the difference between overdraft protection and overdraft settings?

    Learn what overdraft settings are, how they impact your relationship with your bank and how they govern the overdraft protections ...
  27. What are the different types of annual percentage ratings (APR)?

    Learn the differences between annual percentage rate, annual percentage yield and effective annual rate to compare interest ...
  28. How can I avoid paying unnecessary credit card fees?

    Examine different strategies for reducing fees on credit cards. Learn about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ...
  29. What are some examples of common credit card reward program benefits?

    Learn about different benefits available to credit card holders including cash back, air travel miles, introductory rates, ...
  30. What are some examples of overdraft protection?

    Establish overdraft protection plans to ensure that your bills are paid on time. Use overdraft protection carefully to avoid ...
  31. Decoding The Real Cost Of College

    How you can help yourself (and your child) prepare for and manage the cost of college.
  32. How Online Banking Evolved Into A Financial Tool

    While today’s online banking is filled with amazing innovations, there was once a time when all banking was conducted at ...
  33. 8 Ways To Save Up $1,000 Before Black Friday

    Waiting for Black Friday deals and sales, but you haven’t saved enough? Here, we show you 8 ways to save an entire $1,00 ...
  34. Holiday Savings: A Tip a Day Till Christmas

    Start planning and saving for the holiday season, to avoid starting the New Year with a mountain of holiday debt.
  35. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  36. 5 Things You Need To Know About Index Funds

    Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all ...
  37. Why Retirement Income Now Costs More

    The cost of future lifetime retirement income has outpaced increases in retirement savings balances. That’s left many pre-retirees ...
  38. What Can an Investor Learn from DuckTales?

    "DuckTales" told the story of Scrooge McDuck. Are there any lessons for an adult investor you might have missed as a child?
  39. Can Getting One Month Ahead Save Your Budget?

    My husband and I make a decent income but struggle to keep track of where it all goes and, more importantly, why it always ...
  40. Do Drivers Really Need Gap Insurance?

    Gap insurance is worth it for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their car loan. That includes lessees and buyers ...
  41. 7 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Quote

    While age and gender have the most impact on your life insurance premiums, even your family medical history and hobbies can ...
  42. Lifestyle Inflation: Decide If It's Ever Okay

    I recently started sorting out my thoughts whether lifestyle inflation is ever okay and, if so, how do you decide when it ...
  43. Navigating E-commerce: Alibaba, eBay and Amazon

    Amazon, e-Bay and Alibaba were each game-changers in global e-commerce, with each not only finding its own niche, but inventing ...
  44. Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  45. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

    See why Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales numbers are considered to be important indicators for stock market activity throughout ...
  46. Can savings from a Roth 401(k) be used for college without penalty?

    Understand how a Roth 401k retirement savings account can be used to pay for tuition, what criteria must be met, and the ...
  47. 7 Ways To Save Money On Business Travel

    Business travel is soaring, especially in America. But though business travel is great for the economy, it's not so kind ...
  48. Top Financial Frights: Emergencies & Retirement

    Americans take a certain pleasure in horror at Halloween. Yet there is a realm in which they don't seek horror: their finances. ...
  49. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical expenses are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Here are some steps to protect yourself.
  50. Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
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    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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