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5 Times It's Okay to Delay Retirement Savings

We'll just about never tell you to put off retirement savings. But in these extreme and temporary instances, it might be okay.

12 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Retire

The hard work of a 9-to-5 may be over with retirement, but another kind of hard work begins — maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. These money moves will help.

10 Ways You Disrespect Your Money

Look after your money and it'll look after you. Mistreat it, and it'll do the same to you.

7 Reasons You Are More Than Your Credit Score

You're broke. Your credit score stinks. But guess what? You're still you.

8 Financial Wake Up Calls — And How to Deal With Them

When it comes to managing your money, stop hitting "snooze."

6 Terrible Money Situations You Need to Stop Getting Yourself Into

Some money woes are unavoidable — but some are. It's high time to stop putting yourself in these terrible spending situations.

Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes While Rebuilding Your Credit

It takes hard work to give your credit score a kick in the pants. Don't sabotage it with these five screw-ups.

6 Moves to Make Before Cutting Up Your Credit Card

Put the scissors down! If you haven't taken these critical credit card steps, don't cut up your plastic just yet.

The Real Reason We Still Spend to Impress

Try as we might, we just can't stop trying to keep up with the Joneses. Or can we?

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy a House (Yet)

You dream of kissing the renters' life goodbye, but not so fast. You might not be ready to be a homeowner just yet.

Your Bad Credit Isn't the End of the World

High credit card debt and a low credit score are thought of as the proverbial nail in the personal finance coffin. Not so! It really isn't the end of the world.

15 Personal Finance Calculators Everyone Should Use

Personal finance is best handled with numbers — accurate numbers. These great online calculators have you covered, no math skills required.

Never Borrow Money for These 5 Buys

You really, really want it... and oh, that credit offer just looks so tempting! But be forewarned — you'll regret it if you buy it.

8 Things I Learned About Money After Getting Married

For better or worse, marriage means learning how to manage money with a partner.

7 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Credit Cards

When your credit card starts burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to re-think the convenience of carrying plastic.

5 Unfounded Credit Card Fears

The Internet abounds with credit card horror stories. But if you're responsible, plastic can be fantastic!

5 Moves to Make If Your Loan Gets Denied

Your lender stamped a big fat "No" on your loan application. No sweat — make these moves, and "Yes" will follow.

You're Wasting Up to $42,532 by Not Investing Your Gasoline Savings

Use the dollars you're saving at the pump these days to drive your investments rather than your car. It really adds up!

Everything a First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Buy a House

Buying a home for the first time can be super stressful. Get your finances move-in ready before you start your hunt, and it'll go easier than you expect.

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Huge Credit Card Bill

That hefty credit card bill finding it's way to your mailbox is packing a punch — and to more than just your wallet.