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Here's What's Included in a Home's Closing Costs

You know closing costs make up a hefty bill when buying a new home. Have you ever wondered what's included in those costs, exactly?

Here's the Difference Between a Federal and Non-Federal Credit Union

You're thinking about joining a credit union. You've noticed some credit unions are federal, and some are state-chartered. What's the difference?

8 Signs You Aren't Prepared for an Emergency

You never know when an emergency might arise, and in that case, you need to be prepared. Are you?

6 Types of Travel Insurance Credit Cards Include That You Didn't Know About

Before you pony up for travel insurance, check your credit card benefits first. You may already be covered by policies you didn't even know existed.

How Credit Cards Protect Your Purchases From Damage or Theft

You loved your fab new camera until your kid broke it. Check the fine print on your credit card account — you may be eligible for a free replacement.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: What to Do With a Totaled Car

Things took an unfortunate turn for Max — somewhat literally — on the 110 Freeway. Can she find the silver lining in her totaled set of wheels?

5 Great Retail Jobs for Working Parents

Looking to make some extra holiday cash? These retail jobs offer decent perks for folks with families.

Watch Out for These 5 Last Minute Home Buying Costs

First time homebuyers can be left scrambling to cover these last-minute costs. Don't get blindsided on your way to your new home!

11 Retail Gigs That Pay Well and Offer Benefits

Looking for a job that pays well and offers benefits? These retailers are a good place to start.

9 Threats to a Secure Retirement

What's keeping you from saving enough money for a secure retirement?

14 Secrets to Saving on Eyewear

Get a clear picture on ordering brand-new glasses and contacts from the comfort of home — and save as far as the eye can see.

10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

Renting a home is more than just finding the right place. Make sure you know everything up front by asking these important questions first.

6 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Buy a Car

You're ready for a shiny new set of wheels. All you need to do is make these important money moves, first.

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 Ways to Handle a Forced Early Retirement

When you're forced to exit the workforce early, it can throw a serious wrench in your retirement plans. Here's how to handle it.

4 Moves That Guarantee a Great Retirement

The number of Americans happy in retirement plummets each year. Avoid that fate and enjoy your golden years to the max.

5 Ways Having a Paid Off Car Is Surprisingly Great

We all know auto loans are bad for our bottom line. Check out just how much easier life can be when you straight-up own your car.

8 Unexpected Ways a Credit Card Can Save You Money on Travel

Before you hit the road (or the sky) for a much-needed vacay, make sure you're up to speed on how much cash your credit card can save you.

The 9 Most Important Lessons I Learned About Money When I Became a Landlord

If you want to be a landlord, you'd better brush up on some important money lessons first.

6 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Get Ahead

The Sandwich Generation — those stuck caring for growing kids and aging parents — face big financial challenges. Learn how to survive the squeeze.