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Year-by-Year College Financial Checklist

Here’s a semester-by-semester glance at money moves to make and milestones not to miss. Photo: Francisco Osorio While there are steps you can take to ease your student loan debt at any age, you may actually have the most control over it while you’re still in school. […]

How to Declutter Your Home in a Weekend Without Spending a Dime

Got clutter? Follow these steps to reclaim your home this weekend. Photo: distelfliege When your home is a cluttered wreck, it can be hard to summon the motivation to tackle the chores you’ve been putting off and to toss or organize your scattered possessions. […]

Best Car Insurance Companies of 2014

You’ve seen auto insurance ads cluttering every commercial break, no doubt. Sometimes they’re funny (talking animals, anyone?), sometimes they’re sobering (shocking crashes, sobbing families), and sometimes they simply appeal to your bottom dollar by promising the best possible rate. The barrage of ads underscores that there’s no shortage of competition among the nation’s car insurance companies. […]

Wine, Blind Taste Tests, and Your Money

You’re standing at the grocery store looking at a large selection of wines. You know you want a red wine to go well with your pasta meal this evening. One is $5.99 per bottle. Another is $19.99 per bottle and has a little tag bragging about the score it received in some wine magazine. […]

Are You Covered?

Insurance is essentially a form of protection for the things you value most. Photo: Jenny Downing Insurance is a form of protection for the things you value most in life. It helps you manage risk by promising to assume some or all of the financial burden caused by unexpected events such as fire, accidents, illness, or death. But not everyone has the same insurance needs. […]

Best Cloud Storage Providers for 2014

Over the past 20 years, data has moved out of your hard drive and into the cloud. The world is becoming more and more mobile without compromising accessibility. […]

Best Cloud Storage Providers for 2014

Over the past 20 years, data has moved out of your hard drive and into the cloud. The world is becoming more and more mobile without compromising accessibility. […]

Maternity Leave for Women Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to create your own maternity leave. Plan ahead so you can enjoy your new baby without worrying about your business. […]

Maternity Leave for Women Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to create your own maternity leave. Plan ahead so you can enjoy your new baby without worrying about your business. […]

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Purchase

There are few things that leave me feeling worse than an impulsive purchase that wound up being a piece of junk or wound up sitting in the closet gathering dust. Not only am I frustrated with the item itself, I’m also frustrated with me. It was my own personal choice to go ahead and make that purchase. […]