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  1. 7 Bad Reasons To Refinance Your Mortgage

    When low mortgage rates are everywhere, it might seem like a good time to refinance. Make sure you are doing it for the right ...
  2. 5 Life Insurance Questions You Should Ask

    Confused about $1 million dollar insurance advertising claims? Decide whether they'll pay off for you.
  3. 5 Easy Ways To Cut Your Expenses

    Cutting your household expenses doesn't have to be painful. Start with simple changes rather than doing everything all at ...
  4. Is Coupon Clipping A Waste Of Time?

    Coupons reduce the cost of a product or service, but are the savings really worth the time it takes?
  5. 7 Personal Finance Tips For College Grads

    In two months, the first batch of 2011 graduates advance into life's next big experience - the real world.
  6. Are My Investments Insured Against Loss?

    Money invested in a brokerage account has some protection, but that doesn't mean you can't lose it.
  7. A Billionaire's Financial Entourage

    This crew may not be as exciting as a rock star's, but a group of financial gurus can keep more money coming in than going ...
  8. 6 Reasons You Don't Need A Prepaid Debit Card

    We'll look at six situations where a prepaid debit card might seem like a good idea, but it really isn't necessary.
  9. The Dangers Of Deflation

    We look at what life would be like in a deflationary environment, and what you can do to protect your investments.
  10. 6 New Credit Card Regulations That Benefit You

    President Obama recently passed the CARD act into law. Find out how these credit reforms will affect the predatory lenders ...
  11. 7 Endangered Careers

    Ever wonder how technological advances have changed the job market?
  12. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  13. 6 Free Alternatives To Your Favorite Software

    State-of-the-art software is expensive, but some of the free alternatives are giving them a run for their money.
  14. The Series 3 Exam: Creating A Career With Commodities

    The Series 3 exam is the quickest way to diversify sales and add futures to your investing options.
  15. Retailers Are Going Mobile: How You Can Benefit

    New technology creates increased competition for retailers, and puts consumers in a winning situation.
  16. 6 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

    There's a lot of work to be done before you pick up the phone to list your property.
  17. 6 Corporate Tax Loops Obama Wants To Close

    The Obama Administration wants to close corporate tax loopholes while possibly lowering the corporate tax rate to be more ...
  18. Summer School Or Summer Job? How To Decide

    We'll look at the pros and cons of both summer jobs and summer school and give you a framework that you can use to make the ...
  19. 5 Extreme Ways To Raise Your Credit Score

    These methods are legal and legitimate - but are they worth it?
  20. Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market

    Sometimes a "bad" market can be the best thing for you.
  21. 5 Billionaires Who Lost Millions

    During the recession, billionaires lost money too, but when their net worth shifts it swings by millions and even billions. ...
  22. 10 Ways To Prepare For A Personal Financial Crisis

    Life is unpredictable, but if there's anything you can do to stave off disaster, it's to be prepared and be careful.
  23. Active Vs. Passive ETF Investing

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  24. 5 Hot Franchises Right Now

    There are thousands of franchise opportunities to choose from, so getting down to a single option can take time.
  25. Extreme Credit Repair: Why It Doesn't Work

    Most of these are illegal scams at worst and a waste of time at best. Here are five extreme credit repair techniques we do ...
  26. 7 Fun And Practical Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

    Discover some tips on how to spend your money in a way that balances emotional and financial health.
  27. 7 Sweet Gadgets That Can Save You Money

    At first glance, these just-for-fun items seem like complete money-sinks. Guess again!
  28. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  29. 7 Factors For Comparing Credit Cards

    It's good to find a credit card that fits your lifestyle, but read the fine print to make sure you're not overpaying for ...
  30. A "Kiddie Tax" Overview For Parents

    Understanding how children are taxed is very important when it comes to saving for their college education.
  31. The Last States With Prepaid Tuition Plans

    Prepaid tuition could save you thousands of dollars and unwanted stress. Find out where you can still find them.
  32. 7 Energy-Efficient Solutions For Spring

    No matter your plans, give them an energy efficient angle to help trim the baggage off your bills.
  33. How To Pick A Stock

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  34. Top Job Perks You May Not Have Heard Of

    Companies are becoming increasingly creative with their benefits packages, in order to attract younger employees.
  35. 6 Bizarre Celebrity Insurance Policies

    There's a whole world of insurance beyond home, pet and auto - here are some of the more obscure celebrity insurance policies.
  36. 8 Ways To Avoid Getting Burned By Prepaid Debit Cards

    These cards have many differences from traditional debit and credit cards that can cost you money if you don't know what ...
  37. Are You Over-Insured?

    You can free up a lot of money by eliminating overlapping insurance policies. Read on to learn where you are most likely ...
  38. Gas Savings Tips That Don't Actually Work

    We all try to get the most from our tank of gas, but do those tricks you hear about amount to real savings?
  39. Choosing The Best Disability Insurance

    Social Security benefits can be hard to collect. Find out why you need disability insurance to protect your income, and learn ...
  40. How Real Estate Agents Sell Their Homes For More

    A well-publicized statistic finds that when real estate agents sell their own homes, they tend to get a higher price. But ...
  41. 2 Ways To Finish Undergraduate And MBA Programs Faster

    Testing out of courses and challenging course credit decisions can allow you to save money and time at college.
  42. 6 Tips For Finding A Summer Job

    It's time to start looking for your summer job - get an edge on the competition with these tips.
  43. 6 Credit Mistakes Retirees Make

    While children and adult offspring often look to their elders for wisdom, not all seniors are the best source for financial ...
  44. 10 Tips For Getting The Lowest Car Insurance

    For many, car insurance is a costly, but necessary, expense. And while drivers can't avoid insurance payments, they can follow ...
  45. The Costs Of College Athletics

    Here we look at the price some young athletes pay in pursuit of college scholarships. Is it worth it?
  46. 5 Car Insurance Add-Ons You Don't (Always) Need

    We'll look at the types of car insurance that you can avoid to save some money on your monthly premium.
  47. Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs For 2011

    These jobs have high salaries and great outlooks in the coming years.
  48. 6 Simple Car Mods That Actually Save Fuel

    Check out these simple and effective ways to turn your car into a fuel-sipping cash-saver.
  49. 6 Ways To Save On Insurance

    Love it or hate it, insurance policies are a necessary expense in everyone's life. Learn the top tricks for saving money ...
  50. The Curse Of Zombie Banks

    They may not eat brains, but zombie banks definitely hurt the economy. Find out more about this unstoppable horde.
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