Budgeting & Savings

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  1. Money Management

    Money management is the process of budgeting, saving, investing, spending or otherwise overseeing the capital usage of an ...
  2. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  3. Car Shopping: New Or Used?

    Don't get taken for a ride. Learn the pros and cons before the salesperson makes a pitch.
  4. Stores Famous for the Best Black Friday Deals

    If you're braving the post-Thanksgiving rush this year, you'll find great bargains at these deep-discounting retailers
  5. The Best Black Friday Deals

    The best Black Friday deals are already being advertised, with shoppers poised to score serious savings.
  6. Handling High-Yield Savings Accounts

    Is this the savings route for you? Read on to find out what these accounts have to offer.
  7. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains And A Few Scams

    Shopping from the comfort of your couch has major benefits - and some unpleasant side effects.
  8. 5 Money Decisions You Might Regret Later in Life

    Here are five common money mistakes and how you can avoid them to improve your financial future.
  9. The True Cost Of Owning A Car

    Driving is often the most convenient way to get around, but it'll cost you.
  10. What's considered to be a good debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

    Your debt-to-income ratio helps lenders determine your credit worthiness. Find out how to calculate your score and how to ...
  11. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    The answer involvoes number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  12. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Don't let the excitement of owning your own home lead you to make bad financial decisions.
  13. Electronic Commerce - ecommerce

    Electronic Commerce (ecommerce) is a business model that enables a firm or individual to conduct business over an electronic ...
  14. The Best Time to Buy First Class Airline Tickets

    Book at least a week in advance and try these less-well-known routes to the least pricey first class seats.
  15. Top 3 Differences Between Business and First Class

    Should you pay extra to fly first class?
  16. The Complete Guide to Buying a New Car

    Here's everything you need to know about buying a new car.
  17. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  18. Comparison of a 30-Year vs. a 15-Year Mortgage

    Most financing-seeking homebuyers make a mortgage decision based on the monthly payments. But what about these other points?
  19. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  20. The Basics of Lines of Credit

    Learn how a line of credit, hybrids of credit cards and normal loans, can help (and hurt) your finances, and how to find ...
  21. Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource that is ...
  22. You'll Be More Thankful If You Stick To A Thanksgiving Budget. Here's How.

    Before buying your turkey and trimmings, plan and budget to keep costs under control.
  23. To Save More, Focus on Your Needs, Not Your Wants

    Marketers have ways of convincing you otherwise, but it's important to stay focused on your needs.
  24. Outstanding Check

    An outstanding check is a financial instrument that draws on the funds in an individual's or business' bank account but which ...
  25. The Thanksgiving (Travel) Procrastination Quiz

    Rick Seaney tells you how much it's going to cost to keep dragging your feet about buying those tickets to your Thanksgiving ...
  26. 5 Ways to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    It doesn't matter how much money you make, take these steps to avoid living paycheck to paycheck.
  27. Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas

    Parents, grandparents and other interested adults can give financial gifts to children that can help secure their futures, ...
  28. How HELOCs Can Hurt You

    A home equity line of credit is a convenient way to borrow money. Just be careful to avoid the pitfalls.
  29. Teaching Financial Literacy to Teens

    The final guide in the Financial Literacy series focuses on helping teens prepare for adulthood and all the financial challenges ...
  30. Quality Of Life

    Quality of life is a highly subjective measure of happiness that is an important component of many financial decisions.
  31. A Quick Guide to How FAFSA Loans Work

    If you’re headed to college and want to know how to apply for financial aid, this is where you need to start.
  32. Credit vs. Debit Cards: Which Is Better?

    Be strategic about the card you choose! Learn more about which is better for you: credit cards or debit cards.
  33. Your Financial Well-Being is in Your Control

    Your financial well-being can be increased by factors that are easier to change than your income or education.
  34. The Story of Uber

    Uber's journey to become the world's most highly valued private startup.
  35. How to Build Your Financial Foundation

    Taking these four steps will help you build a solid financial foundation.
  36. The Basics of Financial Responsibility

    Just being able to make your credit card payments doesn't cut it. Find out what does.
  37. 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.
  38. Organize Your Finances Before Disaster Strikes

    Organizing your finances can keep you prepared for natural and man made disasters.
  39. Are Return-Of-Premium Riders Worth It?

    Find out if this policy coverage will put money in your pocket, or cost you in the long run.
  40. 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.
  41. 8 Steps To An Organized Financial Life

    Disorganization makes planning difficult, and that can cost you big time. Follow these 8 steps to an organized financial ...
  42. How Budgeting Works for Companies

    The two types of budgets that companies commonly use: static and flexible.
  43. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  44. What are the pros and cons of overdraft protection?

    The good news: Checks always clear. The bad: The bank will charge you an overdraft fee, even though you’re using your own ...
  45. The Causes And Costs Of Absenteeism

    This article looks at the causes of absenteeism, the costs of lost productivity and what employers can do to reduce absenteeism ...
  46. When buying a car, is it better to have a trade in or a down payment?

    A trade in offers convenience: One can walk out – or rather, drive out – with a brand-new automobile. But it comes at cost.
  47. What is the cost of living difference between Texas and California?

    Find out how MIT data indicates that Californians need to earn nearly 24% more than Texans to afford the same goods and services.
  48. Can a Foreign Individual Open a Savings Account in the United States?

    Find out what it takes for a foreign individual to open a savings accounts in the United States in an age of heightened awareness ...
  49. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need to Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  50. Is Investing $25 a Month Worth It?

    Find out how small investments can add up over time and how to avoid the fees that can erode small returns.
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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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