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What Is Student Loan Forbearance, Anyway?

Student loans are a burden, no question about it. Find out if deferment or forbearance can help.

4 Ways Student Loans Impact Your Taxes

Got student loan debt? Who doesn't. Lessen the burden by knowing just how that debt plays into your taxes.

5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Stop Waiting for Tomorrow

Debt sucks. It’s time to tackle it, today, before it turns into an even uglier monster. Get started reducing your debt by following this simple five-day plan.

Never Borrow Money for These 5 Buys

You really, really want it... and oh, that credit offer just looks so tempting! But be forewarned — you'll regret it if you buy it.

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Huge Credit Card Bill

That hefty credit card bill finding it's way to your mailbox is packing a punch — and to more than just your wallet.

Are You Wasting $68,000 on Gas?

You may think you need to commute a long way to work. But how much is it costing you?

8 Tax Tricks to Try if You're Stuck With Student Loans

The burden of student loan debt is heavy enough. Get as many tax breaks as you can to lighten your load.

8 Reasons the Easter Bunny Should Give Money Instead of Candy

While you're letting your kids gorge on candy, consider weaving in these lessons in personal finance.

4 Tax Deductions New Homeowners Shouldn't Skip

New homeowners can get a leg up on their tax bill, so long as they remember to claim these huge deductions.

8 Tax Mistakes Millennials Make

With major money changes, come tax changes — and Millennials are often guilty of these common tax-time mix-ups.

Here's Why a 30-Year Mortgage Is a Smart Financial Choice

A 15-year mortgage is a lot cheaper than a 30-year mortgage. You should probably choose the 30-year loan anyway.

4 Easy Ways to Start Saving for a Down Payment on a Home

Even the humblest of down payments will eat up a sizable savings account. How can you put together a down payment on a home that won't break you?

This Is How Much a "Rent-to-Own" TV Really Costs

You know buying through "rent-to-own" is probably not a great deal. It's much, much worse than that.

Score $240 a Year Doing This One Thing

What could you do with an extra $20 a month? Whatever it is, there may not be an easier way to earn it than this.

4 Times Student Loan Refinancing Can Save You Big

To re-fi or not to re-fi… managing a student loan today is surprisingly complex. Consider these factors before you decide.

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.

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

Did you fritter away the earnings from your after school job? If only you'd saved it instead and let compound interest work its magic.

Never Use Cash for These 11 Things

Living the cash-only lifestyle can be good for your budget — except when it isn't. Learn why some purchases are best made on credit.

Pay Bills Early? Only If You Want to Save Money

Paying your bills late can hurt you with late fees and surcharges. Moreover, if you pay early, you can get some serious discounts. Learn more.

While Waiting for Rates: I-Bonds

You could reach for yield by taking on more risk, or you could suck it up and wait for rates to go up. If you prefer to wait, consider I-Bonds.