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6 Retirement Rules You Should Be Breaking

There's more to the golden years than meets the eye (and wallet). You may want to consider breaking these often misunderstood rules of retirement.

The 6 Biggest Financial Decisions in Your 20s

Your 20s are exciting — but also the time to get your finances straight for the decades to follow. Make these smart money moves before it's too late.

5 Things to Do Before Your First Day at a New Job

You got the job, so why're you so nervous? Quell those first-day-of-work jitters by looking sharp and being prepared for what comes next.

6 Secured Credit Card Facts to Remember

A secured credit card is a great way to repair (or build) credit. Before you sign up, be sure you understand the basics.

10 Ways to Make Meeting New People Fun and Easy

Meeting new people can be nerve-wracking. Get social with confidence with some surefire ice-breakers and meet and greet basics.

7 Easy Ways to Budget for Summer Vacation

You can't wait to kick back and relax — but are you saving enough money for your summer getaway? Here's how to be sure!

5 Reasons Why 2015 is the Year to Buy a House

Attention, prospective homeowners — this is THE year you've been waiting for. Find out why now is a great time to buy a house.

5 Things Millennials Can Do to Buy a House Within the Next Decade

Millennials know from money woes. With some smart money moves, you'll be ready to buy your first home within the decade — or sooner.

5 Times You Should Avoid Confronting a Coworker

We all know one — that coworker who's on your very last nerve. Here's when to just to walk away.

Always Buy Airfare on Tuesdays and 7 Other Calendar Shopping Secrets

Retailers don't just offer their best deals whenever. Before your next shopping trip, check this list of best deal days, then check your calendar!

5 Times You Shouldn't Rush to Pay Off Your Mortgage

Every homeowner dreams of owning their home free and clear. Before you rush to pay that mortgage down, consider what else your money might do.

9 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Charges

The worst part of an overdraft fee? It's avoidable! Never get dinged again with some simple steps to monitor and prevent overspending.

13 Hacks to Avoid Burnout at Work

Work will run you ragged, but you don't have to let it. Take control of your day — and take charge of avoiding burnout.

8 Home Buys You Should Never Skimp On

From door locks to kitchen appliances, some things are worth the extra cost. Shop smart, but don't skimp when it comes to these home buys.

11 Ways Business Travel Helps Your Wallet

Business travel gets to be a grind fast, but if you're clever, all those miles on the road can turn into cash in your pocket.

Fired? Here's How to Keep It From Hurting Your Career

Getting fired is devastating — but you really can bounce back. Polish up your image, keep your chin up, and land your next job fast.

9 Things You Should Never Skimp on When Traveling

It's smart to cut some corners while traveling — but not for everything. Find out where to scrimp and where to splurge for the best vacation ever.

5 Times a Gym Membership Isn't Worth It

Exercise is one key to frugal living — but that gym membership may be a waste of dough. Go ahead, ditch the gym and commit to truly frugal fitness.

7 Ways to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

It might be time for better credit terms. With a little planning, you can negotiate your way to lower credit card interest rates.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Secured Credit Card

It takes credit to build credit — one of life's great ironies. To build a good rating, don't be afraid to turn to a good secured credit card.