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Teach Your Kids About Money With Their Holiday Gift Lists

Kids see the holidays as a gifts-filled free-for-all. You can turn those gimme-gimmes into some valuable money lessons.

How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?

How to Manage a Family Member's Finances Long Distance

When an elderly relative needs your help managing their money, the miles between you don't have to be a burden.

The 5 Best Home Safes

Keeping your money and other valuables protected isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these home safes and your stuff will be safely tucked away from thieving hands.

12 Podcasts Bookworms Will Love

Combine your love of books and penchant for podcasts with these podcasts for bookworms. You can even read while listening!

6 Surprising Places Your Personal Info Is Shared

You protect your SSN, birth certificate, bank records, and financial documents. But watch out for these sneaky ways your personal information is shared.

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Common Mistakes After a Car Accident

Today we found articles on mistakes to avoid if you’re in a car accident, how to win a bidding war for a house, and proven ways to cut costs for your small business.

9 End-of-Life Cost Savings Your Survivors Will Thank You For

Financial planning for your final years is not just a wise money move solely for you; your heirs will thank you, too.

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

When an aging loved one needs assisted living, you may not know where to start. These questions will help you find the perfect place.

Best Money Tips: Learn the Art of Meaningful Conversation

Today we found articles on how to master meaningful conversation, tips to organize your Gmail inbox in 20 minutes, and ways to be more assertive at work.

How to Get Your Money Back When You’re Denied a Refund

Not every retailer you shop will have flexible return policies or exemplary customer service. But you can still get a refund if you know who to ask.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Get in "The Zone"

Today we found articles on ways to get in the zone, how to maximize Social Security benefits, and housekeeping tips for the domestically challenged.

9 Family Money Matters Your Kids Don't Need to Know

It's important to teach your kids about money. But they don't need to know every little thing about your personal money matters.

15 Unexpected Expenses of a New Baby

Having a baby is expensive. If you aren't ready for these unexpected costs, your new bundle can be an even bigger blow to your budget.

Why Holding Onto Too Much Stuff Is a Burden for Your Loved Ones

Material items will not follow you into the afterlife, so you might as well declutter your home while you're still here.

Watch Out for These 10 Red Flags With Vacation Rentals

Ready to book your next vacation rental? Don't sign on the dotted line until you know about these warning signs.

4 Questions to Answer Before Giving Your Kid a Credit Card

Are you giving your little one their very own plastic? Before handing it over, set some ground rules.

The 5 Best Drones for Beginners

Learning to fly a drone isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these drones for beginners and you'll be a pro in no time.

14 Smartphone Apps That Make Self-Care a Snap

Make self-care a priority wherever you are with these helpful apps. Taking good care of you has never been easier!

Stay Secure in Your Hotel With This 8-Point Safety Check

After you check the contents of minibar, look around to make sure your hosts have stocked up on room safety features, too.

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How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

Part of settling an estate is dealing with the personal possessions of the deceased. Here's how to do that with minimal stress.

8 Ways Social Media Tricks You Into Spending More

Scrolling through your Instagram might seem harmless — until you've spent $300 on skin care from a brand you've never heard of.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

12 Gov't Social Media Accounts You Should Follow

The President's isn't the only government social media account given to daily official pronouncements. Here's how to stay up to date with the Feds.

8 Travel Must-Haves for Nursing Moms

Have travel plans as a new mom that don't include your new baby? Here's what you need before you hit the road.

This Airbnb Scam Will Ruin Your Vacation — and Your Budget

Before you hit the road on your next vacation, make sure you're aware of this awful Airbnb scam.

Best Money Tips: 7 Ways to Make People Listen

Today we found articles on how to make people listen, how to quit Facebook, and two key numbers you need to track if you want to master your money.

7 Money Lessons Kids Can Learn From the Tooth Fairy

Turn your child's visit from the Tooth Fairy into a meaningful lesson on money.

The 5 Best Debt Tracking Systems

Using any of these debt tracking systems, you'll have a much easier time paying off your debt once and for all.

What Happens to Debt After Divorce?

Divorce doesn't only involve the distribution of assets; it involves the distribution of debts, too. Here's what to expect when you untie the knot.

3 Tactful Ways to Ask for Money for Your Wedding

Asking your wedding guests for cash to pay for the wedding (or anything else) is awkward. See if one of these angles makes it easier.

How to Provide Proof of Onward Travel During an Open-Ended Trip Abroad

As a way to prevent tourists from overstaying their visas, many countries require that you can prove your intention to leave. Here's how to do it right.

Best Money Tips: How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes

Today we found articles on how to fall asleep in two minutes, scientific ways to be more productive, and three ways to boost your income.

How to Prep Your Finances for an Emergency Vet Visit

For a pet parent, an emergency visit to the vet is always stressful. Here's how to handle it financially.

Best Money Tips: Life-Changing Habits to Get More Done

Today we found articles on life-changing habits to get more done, what to pack for a long trip, and how to get rid of old furniture and other large trash items.

4 Tech Add-Ons That Can Save Travelers Time and Money

Upgrade some of your tech gadgets and your next vacation will be even more amazing.

10 Time-Management Fails — and How to Fix Them

You're never going to get more hours in the day, but with discipline, you can manage your time more efficiently.

5 Ways New Parents Can Manage Debt

Don't let debt distract you from the joy of new parenthood. With some careful planning, you can handle both.

7 Things You Can Downsize Right Now

When we think "Downsize" we think trading a big home for a small one. Don't stop there — there's lots of smaller stuff to downsize, too!

Here's What You Need to Know About 529 ABLE Accounts

If you're the parent of a special-needs child, the 529 ABLE account can be a valuable resource in helping your child thrive.