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5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Pay It Off

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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.

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10 Fun Books That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Money

Kids don't need to wait until adulthood to get excited about money. Give them these books to read and the money fun will start early.

How to Build Your Best Travel Budget

You know you need a budget for day-to-day life. Why not make one for your next great getaway, too?

17 Reasons to Look Forward to 2017

So 2016 was a tough one. But instead of looking back in horror, look ahead with excitement, because 2017 is going to be your year.

These 5 Money-Saving Hacks Are a Huge Waste of Time

When you want to save a little cash, money hacks can be great. But, beware. Some are really just swapping a few cents for your valuable time.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Reduce Debt or Save for an Emergency?

Life's curveballs have Max and her Mr. evaluating their budget challenge as a whole. Should they stay the course?

5 After the Holidays Moves Your Credit Score Will Thank You For

If the holidays put a hurting on your budget, there's no need to panic. These post-December moves will keep your credit in tip-top shape.

8 Reasons Time Is Worth More Than Money

We've all heard people say "time is money." But believe it or not, time is worth so much more.

4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Marriage

It's no secret that Millennials like to do things their own way, and that includes marriage. Here's how the kids are tying the knot (or not).

5 Tips From "Playbook For Tough Times" That'll Help You Live Your Best Life

When you experience financial setbacks, turn to Donna Freedman's "Playbook For Tough Times" to get you back on track.

The Simple Holiday Budget Anyone Can Follow

'Tis the season for holiday spending. Despite all the red and green, this holiday budget will keep you in the black.

Here's One Good Financial Reason Why You Shouldn't Live in the Present

You've heard it a zillion times: Find your bliss by living in the present. Unfortunately, you may also lose your wallet.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Actually Enjoy Saving Money

Today we found articles on ways to actually enjoy saving money, smart ways to save on holiday gifts, and little-known secrets to achieve big dreams.

The One Personal Finance Skill You Must Master Before All the Others

Being a master of personal finance requires a few key skills, but none are as important as this one.

3 Good Money Examples Every Parent Should Set

If you can master these financial habits in your own life, your kids could be better off with money.

This Simple Journal May be the Fix for Your Finances

With an X here and an O there, your personal finance bullet journal can put you on the fast track to budgeting mastery.

5 "When You're Rich" Dream Buys That Aren't That Great

So, you achieved the American dream, and came into serious money. But before you go spending all that green, a word of warning…

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

Easy Budgeting for First Time Singles

Single living has its own budgeting quirks. Here's how to get off to the right solo start.

5 Painless Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

Dial in to these smart bill-lowering tactics, and watch your cell phone bill get a whole lot smaller.

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead