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What You Need to Know About HOAs

Living in an HOA has its pros and cons. Here's what to consider before you move in.

10 Sneaky Vacation Costs That Add Up Quickly

You've booked your ticket. You've packed your bags. You're ready to go. But hang on … some hidden vacation costs are about to spoil your fun.

7 Best Money Management Tips From John Oliver

Cable TV funnyman John Oliver gets a lot of laughs skewering the rich and powerful. Through the mirth, he also shares some solid financial advice.

Why Rent-to-Own Is a Bad Idea

Rent-to-own may sound convenient, but buyer beware: The amount you'll overpay is rarely, if ever, worth it.

Still Without Health Insurance? Here’s How Much the Penalties Will Cost You

Health insurance may feel like a an expense you might just decide to forego, but going without can be a far costlier move.

7 Reasons Your Card Got Declined (And How to Fix It)

"So sorry, that card's been declined." Here's why this ultra-embarrassment can happen — and how to make sure it never does again.

10 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Credit Card Offer

It feels like we toss out unsolicited credit card offers every day. But what about when you actually want to accept one?

7 Important Things You Should Know About Balance Transfer Cards

If you plan to pay down high interest credit card debt with a new zero-interest card, make sure you understand the potential downsides.

8 Ways to Make Sure You Never Pay an ATM Fee

If tapping the ATM results in repeated fees — you’re doing it wrong. It’s time to get smart about automatic money machines.

11 Steps to Take When Bankruptcy Is Your Only Option

A bankruptcy can sting, but it just may be the lifeline your finances need.

Should You Ever Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?

Tax day is almost here, and you may be tempted to pay Uncle Sam with plastic. But if you do, you're just trading cheap debt for expensive debt.

Is a Balance Transfer Offer a Good Deal?

Balance transfer credit cards can be a good way to consolidate debt. Here's what you need to know before signing the dotted line.

11 Investing Tips You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self

If you could go back 20 years and give your younger you some investment advice, would it echo any of these 11 pearls of financial wisdom?

7 Things Your Financial Advisor Wishes You Knew

Then again, if you already knew these truths about investing, why would you need a financial advisor?

Beware of These Common Debt Consolidation Traps

Debt consolidation can be a great help in eliminating debt, but it's not a cure all, and it isn't free. Here's what to watch for.

10 New Car Costs the Dealer Is Hiding From You

A new set of wheels can cost a pretty penny — even more so if you go for some sneaky extras. Beware of these new car costs!

5 Signs It's Time to Find a New Bank

Poor service, endless fees, inconvenient locations… Why put up with it when you can go elsewhere for banking services?

8 Ways Your Savings Account May Be Costing You

A savings account is meant to be useful, but when it starts costing more than it's worth, look to stash your cash elsewhere.

13 Easy Ways to Save on Your Gym Membership

A gym membership can bulk up the leanest budget, but if you can't break your gym habit, at least take steps to control the cost.

4 Sneaky Investment Fees to Watch For

Are you paying too much for investments you already own? These overlooked fees can add up quick.