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11 Budgeting Skills Everyone Should Master

Stop dreading the "b-word." Mastering these simple budgeting skills will put you on the path to financial wellbeing.

Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth It?

Nursing homes aren't cheap. Long-term care insurance may be one way to help afford your future senior care.

Moving? Don't Skimp on These Critical Expenses

Nobody likes moving, and nobody likes paying for it either. You can make the day go easier — with less damage to your stuff — by spending wisely.

5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Don't Ever Stop

It's Day Five of your debt repayment and you're on a roll, now. Keep up the great work and keep going after you've reached your goal!

5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Pay It Off

Whether in a snowball or in an avalanche, it's time to freeze your debt for good. Try one of these strategies to get on track.

Build Savings Faster With a Multiple Account Strategy

Trying to manage all your expenses out of one savings account? Your finances might actually be a little simpler with two or three accounts.

8 Expenses You Should Never Cut

We all want to trim the fat from our budget. But these eight life necessities are worth every penny.

Should You Budget Like You Diet?

"Budgeting" and "dieting" are our two toughest resolutions. The strategies that work with one just might work for the other.

The 12-Month Get-Richer Plan

You can achieve a whole lot in 12 short months. Start today and this time next year you'll be a whole lot better off.

6 Money Lessons I Learned Working as a Corn Detasseler

Never underestimate the money lessons a summer job can teach — even in the corn field!

10 Hidden Housing Costs New Homeowners Don't Expect

Buying a house comes with tons of hidden costs — and newbie buyers tend to overlook these 10 big ones.

10 Reasons You Should Really Fear an IRS Audit

When the IRS decides to smack you with an audit, what's the worst that can happen? You're wise not to try to cheat the taxman.

8 Debt Reduction Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Even the smartest people make mistakes while trying to reduce debt. Don’t be one of them.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to the Cash Only Lifestyle

If seeing your spending helps you stick to budget, a cash system may be the answer you need. Here's how to make the switch to cash and carry.

7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Stuck inside on a snowy day is the perfect time to declutter and revamp your financial strategy.

23 Hidden Costs of Buying an Old House

Vintage charm and classic appeal may be great selling points, but before you shell out for an old house, be sure you know what you're buying.

9 Things That Cost More in 2016

If you're looking to be frugal in 2016, these price hikes certainly won't be helping your cause.

When Location Isn't King: How to Choose Income Rental Property

They say location is key when you're buying a home — but what about when investing in a rental property? Don't get stuck in the red!

These 13 Numbers Are the Keys to Understanding Your Finances

From net worth to inflation, brush up on these critical 14 numbers, and you'll be on your way to better financial well-being.

13 Holiday-Season Costs Everyone Always Forgets About

You're rocking your holiday budget, when suddenly… one of these easy-to-forget holiday costs pops up. Don't overlook these budget-busters.