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Should you travel in your 20s?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. When my mom was in her early 20s, she took a few months to travel abroad with a few of her college friends. I wouldn’t call it an around-the-world trip since they only visited a few regions, but I would call it amazing. So amazing, in fact, that my mom shared numerous stories of her travels with me as I was growing up. I remember those stories well. […]

Should you travel in your 20s?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. When my mom was in her early 20s, she took a few months to travel abroad with a few of her college friends. I wouldn’t call it an around-the-world trip since they only visited a few regions, but I would call it amazing. So amazing, in fact, that my mom shared numerous stories of her travels with me as I was growing up. I remember those stories well. […]

Ask the Readers: How much are you willing to sacrifice to reach your financial goals?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I packed my hospital bag before having a baby last summer, I tucked my laptop in along with everything else. I thought I might squeeze in some work between contractions, or when the baby was sleeping. Or something. […]

Ask the Readers: How much are you willing to sacrifice to reach your financial goals?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I packed my hospital bag before having a baby last summer, I tucked my laptop in along with everything else. I thought I might squeeze in some work between contractions, or when the baby was sleeping. Or something. […]

The rise of alternative investments

This article is by staff writer Financial Sam. Back during the dotcom collapse of 2000, I was losing money in the stock market like a champ. I was a second-year financial analyst who had a serious case of confusing brains with a bull market. When I turned to my VP and told him I was still bullish about the stock market, he almost slapped me upside the head. “We’re in a bear market, son. […]

How to dispute credit card charges

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to a 2013 Nilson report, credit and debit card fraud were the cause of over $11.2 billion in losses in 2012. And if you think that sounds bad, just wait; it’s expected to get much worse. As USA Today reported last year, hackers and scammers have turned stealing credit card numbers into an art form. […]

How to dispute credit card charges

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to a 2013 Nilson report, credit and debit card fraud were the cause of over $11.2 billion in losses in 2012. And if you think that sounds bad, just wait; it’s expected to get much worse. As USA Today reported last year, hackers and scammers have turned stealing credit card numbers into an art form. […]

How to ladder CDs

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Who isn’t on the lookout for safe investments? We looked at the hidden advantages of savings accounts recently and found that, despite the current low-interest rate environment, old-school savings accounts are still quite popular, judging from the comments anyway. After all, they are among the safest investments out there; and they are flexible, too. […]

10 money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. (This article was based on Suba Iyer’s article that originally appeared on FiveCentNickel.com.) Your 20s are filled with milestones and life-changing experiences. It’s a time when the things you learn start to become habits and when financial decisions can either lead you to great success or become a problem for you in the future. […]

10 money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. (This article was based on Suba Iyer’s article that originally appeared on FiveCentNickel.com.) Your 20s are filled with milestones and life-changing experiences. It’s a time when the things you learn start to become habits and when financial decisions can either lead you to great success or become a problem for you in the future. […]