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Are Your Emotions Costing You Money? Take This Quiz

Pity, joy, fear, stress, excitement — emotions are part of life. But if they're dictating how and when you spend your money, you have a problem.

8 Valuable Rights You Might Lose When You Refinance Student Loans

You can refinance your mortgage to chip away at federal student loans faster. But be cautious: It comes at a cost.

6 Reasons Average People Should Consider a Prenup

Prenups aren't just for the rich and famous. Even folks with modest means should think about protecting their assets.

7 Biggest Ways Procrastination Hurts Your Finances

Do you like to wait until the last minute? Well, your bad habit could be costing you — literally.

Don't Let Outdated Money Advice Endanger Your Money

When it comes to money advice, these old-fashioned pearls of wisdom haven't aged well. Don't let them spoil your nest egg!

Here's How Often Your Credit Score Gets Calculated

You know your credit score can fluctuate. But you should also know what causes this — and how you can use it to your advantage.

How a Credit Card Cash Advance Costs You More Than a Purchase

The convenience of cash advance comes at a cost. Usually, a pretty steep one.

6 Important Credit Card Lessons Your Parents Didn't Teach You

Chances are, your parents didn't pass down these sage pearls of credit card wisdom. It's never too late to learn new credit card tricks.

5 Steps to Getting Excellent Credit

An excellent credit score is within your reach! These healthy money habits will get you there — and probably faster than you think.

It's Never Too Late to Fix These 5 Money Mistakes From Your Past

Sure, you made a few money missteps in your youth. It's time to forgive yourself, move on, and tackle your finances like a grown up.

11 Secrets You Need to Tell Your Financial Adviser

Skeletons in your financial closet? Like it or not, your financial adviser needs to know everything about your personal money matters.

How Are People Retiring in Their 30s?!

What if you could retire and travel the world by your 30s? It's not just fantasy — these bloggers have done it!

5 Money Moves to Make Before Moving Out on Your Own

Before striking out on your own, set yourself up for financial success while Mom and Dad have still got your back.

Here's What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes

If you think owing money to the mob sounds scary, try owing money to the federal government.

8 Most Common Mistakes When Doing a Balance Transfer to Eliminate Debt

Balance transfer cards can be a great tool to pay off your debt faster, but there are also costly errors you should try to avoid.

7 Smart Money Moves for Empty Nesters

After you convert your not-so-little one's room to a den or craft room, take some time to make your money all about you again, too.

4 Ways Pessimism Can Actually Improve Your Finances

They say looking at the glass half empty is no way to live, but it might be the best way to steer clear of debt.

10 Golden Rules of Personal Finance Everyone Should Know

These 10 money truths will set you on the right path to financial enlightenment.

8 Personal Finance Resolutions Anyone Can Master

Make — and keep! — these simple money resolutions in the new year. Your finances will thank you.

How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly During the Holidays

It's easy to get carried away during the holidays. Here's how to enjoy the season, without running up big balances on your cards.