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Why a Two-Year Degree May Be Your Best Investment

Some associate’s degrees can lead to high-paying jobs. Photo: David Mulder Most experts agree that the economic value of a bachelor’s degree far outweighs the average cost of earning one. However, recent research has made it painfully clear that a four-year degree is not a good investment for every student. […]

Frugality Without Sacrifice

Not too long ago, I received a really good email from a reader, “Jan,” who asked some pointed questions about frugality. Here’s that email, in part: Your story of how you and your wife dug out of debt and started building toward a financially independent lifestyle is a great one. […]

Frugality Without Sacrifice

Not too long ago, I received a really good email from a reader, “Jan,” who asked some pointed questions about frugality. Here’s that email, in part: Your story of how you and your wife dug out of debt and started building toward a financially independent lifestyle is a great one. […]

Best Bad Credit Auto Loans

Bad credit? No problem — if you can handle the lender’s terms. Photo: Ricardo Diaz Getting the best price on a car is never an enjoyable experience, and getting a loan when you have bad credit can make this experience even harder to swallow. […]

Best Bad-Credit Auto Loans

Bad credit? No problem — if you can handle the lender’s terms. Photo: Ricardo Diaz Getting the best price on a car is never an enjoyable experience, and getting a loan when you have bad credit can make this experience even harder to swallow. […]

Best Unsecured Loans for 2014

Unsecured loans don’t have to be a ball-and-chain proposition. Photo: Chrls Potter If you need a large amount of cash for a big expense, whether planned or unexpected, you might want to consider unsecured personal loans. Just like credit cards, unsecured loans don’t require collateral. […]

Best Unsecured Loans for 2014

Unsecured loans don’t have to be a ball-and-chain proposition. Photo: Chrls Potter If you need a large amount of cash for a big expense, whether planned or unexpected, you might want to consider unsecured personal loans. Just like credit cards, unsecured loans don’t require collateral. […]

Becoming Rich Is a Matter of Mind Over Money

Photo: PhotoSteve101 Mindset plays a much bigger role in reaching our financial dreams than most of us realize. The good news is, you can work on your mindset without spending a dime. Today’s post touches on a timeless book, nearly 100 years old, with some financial advice garnered from the greatest financial minds who ever lived. […]

Becoming Rich Is a Matter of Mind Over Money

Photo: PhotoSteve101 Mindset plays a much bigger role in reaching our financial dreams than most of us realize. The good news is, you can work on your mindset without spending a dime. Today’s post touches on a timeless book, nearly 100 years old, with some financial advice garnered from the greatest financial minds who ever lived. […]