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When Dropping Your Life Insurance Is the Right Decision

You know how important it is to have life insurance. But when is it OK to drop it?

9 Things Sellers Should Watch Out for During Escrow

You've got a buyer for your home — now you just need to make it through escrow.

5 Common Budget Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now

We all make mistakes. These budget blunders are easy to correct with a few simple adjustments.

Don't Get Audited! How Your Side Gig Needs to Handle Taxes

The sharing economy has given us easy ways to make serious side cash. Just don't forget to set aside some for Uncle Sam!

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.

How Complacency Keeps You From Financial Security

Is your lack of action killing your financial future? It's time to stop being so complacent.

How to Face These 7 Scary Facts About Retirement Saving

The familiar frights this time of year are make believe and not really scary. The facts about retirement may leave you cowering under the covers.

How to Keep Your Job Hunt From Busting Your Budget

You want to go all out in your job search, but you don't want to go broke in the process.

6 Ways to Avoid Vacation Debt

Nobody wants to return home from vacation to a giant credit card bill. We'll help you avoid vacation debt altogether.

What to Do If You're Retiring With Debt

Debt's a burden at any age. For retirees on fixed or reduced income, it can feel especially heavy.

How to Find the Savings Strategy That Works For You

The path to saving money is as diverse as it is customizable. Are you following the best path for you?

Why Your Daily Latte Won't Sink Your Retirement Savings

You've heard it before — your daily latte indulgence is destroying your retirement savings. Except, it's really not.

8 Signs It's Time to Retire

You're thinking about retiring. How do you know when it's really the right time?

How to Budget When You Rely on Cash Tips

When cash tips are your main bread and butter, not just any old budget will work. Here's how to build the best budget for your money.

What to Expect After These 5 Personal Financial Disasters

When a financial crisis hits, it helps to know exactly what to expect — and how to bounce back.

5 Money Conversations Couples Should Have Before Retirement

You and your spouse can't wait to enjoy your retirement years, but before you dive in, you need to talk money.

4 Red Flags That Your Retirement Plan May Be Off Track

Is your retirement off course? If these red flags apply to you, it just might be.

Why Retiring With Debt Isn't the End of the World

You've probably heard that retiring with debt is a costly mistake. But is it really the end of the world?

Don't Start a Family Before Reaching These 5 Money Goals

Raising kids isn't free. Before you grow your family, consider hitting these money goals first.

Don't Carry a Balance? Here's Why You Still Need a Credit Card

You never carry a balance on your credit card, so why do you need one at all? Well, there are a few good reasons.