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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.

Here's How You Should Budget Your Social Security Checks

You don't get to quit budgeting just because you've retired. Actually, if you collect Social Security benefits, it's more important than ever.

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Don't let a sudden loss of income cause financial paralysis. Take these smart steps to handle the situation and minimize the damage.

How to Budget Consistently Without a Steady Paycheck

Adapting your finances to the freelance life takes a little finesse. No worries: You can budget like a boss even without a steady income.

What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

A home in an HOA may come with fabulous amenities, services, and sense of community. It will also come with a cost.

House Hunting? These Features Will Save You Big Over the Long Haul

When looking for the house of your dreams, these money-saving home features will bring you the most bang for your buck over time.