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11 Fun Tax Facts You Probably Never Knew

Taxes are a tale almost as old as time. Bet you didn't know these 11 weird tax facts!

What to Do If You Have a Tax Lien On Your House

Unpaid taxes can leave you with a lien on your home. Don't let this problem linger.

11 Ways to Make Your Money Grow This Spring

Now that spring has officially sprung, it's time to make your budget bloom!

9 College Expenses You Aren't Saving For

Tuition? Check. Books? Check. These other hidden costs of your child's college education and experience? ...Uh oh.

Don't Buy a House With a Pool Until You Can Answer These 7 Questions

You might be dreaming of taking a dip, but owning a home with a pool raises plenty of pricey questions.

5 Home Listing Gimmicks to Watch Out For

Buying a home is serious business. Don't get swayed by these gimmicky sales tactics.

Why Saving Too Much Money for a College Fund Is a Bad Idea

It's no secret that college is costly, but stashing too much cash for your kid's education can be a not-so-great move for your financial security.

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Yep, you can totally wreck someone else's credit score. Don't be that person.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before Applying for a Mortgage

It might seem like everyone under the sun gets approved for a mortgage, but don't be fooled — home loans are no joke. Make these money moves before applying.

The Fair Way to Split Up Your Family's Estate

A rock-solid will isn't only for your peace of mind — it's for your heirs' peace of mind, too.

8 Signs You Aren't Prepared for an Emergency

You never know when an emergency might arise, and in that case, you need to be prepared. Are you?

Why the Age of Your Credit History Matters

Your credit history is like a fine wine — the longer it matures, the better it is.

8 Reasons You Should File Your Taxes as Soon as Possible

Tax Day will be here before you know it. Get your tax prep done now, and you can kick back and relax come April.

5 Big Winter Expenses That Could Freeze Your Budget

Winter's not done yet! Avoid these wintertime expenses so you don't blow your budget before spring's blooms arrive.

If You're Lucky Enough to Receive a Pension, Here Are 6 Things You Need to Do

Pensions are pretty much a thing of the past. If you're lucky enough to get one, here's how to make the most of it.

A Simple Guide to Planning For a Loved One's Long-Term Care

Our aging loved ones deserve the best care possible. Plan for it now, and make the process much easier later.

9 Ways to Put All That Snow to Good Use

When the weather outside is frightful, turn that piled up snow into something delightful. (Or at least useful.)

7 Smart Money Moves for Empty Nesters

After you convert your not-so-little one's room to a den or craft room, take some time to make your money all about you again, too.

8 Creative Ways to Make Money on Super Bowl Sunday

This year on Super Bowl Sunday skip the chips and dip. These moneymaking plays will fill your wallet with green — and we're not talking guacamole.

11 Good Money Habits That Will Keep You Out of Debt

If you live life following these good money habits, you'll never find yourself facing debt.