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  1. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  2. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  3. Why An Emergency Fund Is Important

    Emergency funds are vital in case you lose your job or perhaps have an expensive medical emergency, but why do so few people ...
  4. Debit Card Fraud: Is Your Money At Risk?

    As criminals are becoming more savvy, your money is becoming more vulnerable.
  5. What Bad Habits Cost

    Studies show that smoking, overeating and drinking are not only unhealthy, but expensive as well.
  6. 5 Ways To Shop Safely Online

    Shopping online can be convenient, but if shoppers do not use caution, they can be susceptible to many scams.
  7. How To Choose The Right Major

    Here are some tips for picking a major that best suits you and your goals.
  8. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Hired gun not in your budget? Learn to be your own credit counselor.
  9. How PFG Pulled Off 2 Decades Of Fraud

    Peregrine Financial Group's Russell Wasendorf Sr.'s admission of a nearly 20-year-old fraud echoes the Madoff affair.
  10. 5 Things That'll Ruin Your Chances Of Selling Your Home

    Failing to properly promote your house when it is on the market can wreck your chances of selling quickly and for the price ...
  11. 6 Must-Do Fall Maintenance Tasks

    Winter is coming. Here are some helpful tips you will need to know to make sure your home is prepared to withstand extreme ...
  12. Debt Consolidation Made Easy

    These five steps can help get you out of debt faster and easier than you'd ever imagined.
  13. E-Books Vs. Print Books

    Paper or plastic? Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of e-books and hard copies, and a look at which medium might ...
  14. Training New Employees Vs. Hiring Skilled Workers

    The decision to hire internally or externally is based on many considerations, and not all of them are financial.
  15. 5 Biggest Career-Costing Jokes

    These celebrities inappropriate attempts to garner cheap laughs ended up costing them work, respect and a lot of money.
  16. What are the biggest factors that can affect my credit score?

    A credit score is a numeric expression that helps lenders estimate the risk of extending credit or loaning money to people. ...
  17. Why More Than Half Of American Breadwinners Are Women

    Women are closing the gender gap, and today many supply the main source of income for their households. Find out why.
  18. Which Demographics Are Struggling To Find Work?

    It's not just the unskilled unable to find jobs in the U.S. Here is a look at some highly-skilled demographics that are having ...
  19. Starbucks Goes Square

    The partnership between Starbucks and Square will likely spur more interest in the mobile payment space.
  20. Layoff Protection Plans: Good Deal Or Gimmick?

    If you get laid off, these plans can be of great value, but the best protection may be to avoid big purchases altogether. ...
  21. Layaway Plans: Get The Goods Without Going Into Debt

    If using a layaway plan keeps you from having to use your credit card, it could be a smart move.
  22. 8 Hobbies Your Life Insurer Won’t Approve Of

    If you partake in any of these hobbies on a regular basis, it may be difficult for you to get life insurance.
  23. 6 Signs That It's Time To Sell Your Startup

    A lack of profits isn't the only reason to sell your business. Here are some telltale signs that indicate you need to sell ...
  24. Companies With The Best Perks

    Not only are tech companies one of the highest-paying career sectors, but they have some of the best perks as well.
  25. Money Moves You Should Make Before You Retire

    Getting old is about the only thing you don't need to work at when preparing for retirement. Have you covered these other ...
  26. 7 Underpaid Jobs

    Soldiers and EMTs are two professions that should probably command a higher wage.
  27. Are Private Student Loans The Next Lending Crisis?

    The CFPB is keeping an eye on the student loan market because it believes it uses the same lending policies as mortgage lenders ...
  28. Creating A Feasibility Report With TELOS

    TELOS is an excellent resource if you're looking to create a feasibility report for your small business. Here are ways you ...
  29. There's Help Coming For Your Credit Report

    Soon, there will be another body protecting consumers when it comes to credit scores. Here are some new things to know about ...
  30. 8 Ways To Save Your Finances From The Drought

    Reworking your budget and making your home as fire resistant as possible are just some of the ways that you can protect your ...
  31. How To Prepare For Healthcare Changes Today

    Companies are rethinking the level of coverage they give to their employees and how much that coverage will cost. Learn your ...
  32. 4 Reality Show Businesses To Avoid

    You may want to think twice before quitting your day job to pursue these careers. Despite their popularity on TV, these jobs ...
  33. 4 Natural Disasters Affecting The American Economy

    2012 has already seen more than its fair share of significant natural disasters and the economy is suffering for it.
  34. 5 Ways To Boost Your Firm's Value

    In today's tough business environment, firms have to get creative with ways to boost value for their shareholders.
  35. Spotting Credit-Repair Scams

    Credit repair scams are common in today's debt-reliant world. Don't be a victim!
  36. Tiny Design Tweaks That Make Millions For Companies

    A minor tweak in a product's design can mean big profits for companies, just ask Apple and Rubbermaid.
  37. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  38. Top Paying Math-Related Careers

    These jobs require specialized math skills that intimidate most laymen. But, for those with the wit and work ethic to attain ...
  39. Getting Your Kids Their First Credit Card

    Putting some plastic in your children's wallets may actually help them - if you do it right.
  40. Mortgage Points: What's The Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  41. The Generational Debt Gap

    Are future generations in trouble when it comes to how much debt they have? We compare debt between other age groups to find ...
  42. How To Find Venture Funding

    If your startup idea doesn't capture the attention of a venture capital firm, don't fret. Here are some other ways to fund ...
  43. How HBO Makes Money

    Ratings for most HBO shows are relatively low and shows like Game of Thrones cost a lot to make. That said, HBO still turns ...
  44. Take Control Of Your Credit Cards

    The plastic in your wallet doesn't have to hurt your finances. Learn how to manage it responsibly.
  45. Tips For Going To College As A Mature Student

    Learn the special considerations mature adults need to make when pursuing a post-secondary education.
  46. The Role Of Opportunity Cost In Financial Decision Making

    Opportunity cost is an essential, often overlooked aspect of financial decision making.
  47. 5 Common Landscaping Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

    Many people take pride in their yards and lawns. However, the costs can quickly add up. Here are some mistakes people make ...
  48. Should You Hire Friends As Employees?

    Here is a look at the pros and cons and the ethical implications of hiring (or not hiring) a friend.
  49. 5 Places To Keep Your Money When You Don’t Trust the Banks

    Here's a list of places people can safely keep their money when they don't trust the banks to manage it for them.
  50. Using Social Media To Your Advantage

    It's almost effortless for a business to use social media. Here's how to do it the right way.
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