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Stabilize Your Portfolio With These 5 Bond Funds

Bonds don't promise thrilling growth, and that's a plus. Consider adding these five funds to your nest egg for balance — and some tax advantages.

5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier

Getting rich isn't easy. But it can be a whole lot easier if you mind your P's and Q's!

Here's How Your Credit Score Affects Your Job Search

Can a low FICO score damage your shot at your dream job? Yes and no. Learn what a potential boss can see in your credit report.

Best Money Tips: Get Ahead on Next Year's Taxes

Today we found ways to get ahead on next year’s taxes, job hunting tips for moms who want to work from home, and amazing ways to use balloons.

Earn More Cash on Dining Purchases: TD Cash Visa® Credit Card

The TD Cash Visa awards cash back for all your dining, whether its fast food, fine dining, or coffee shops.

12 Financial Moves to Make When a Loved One Dies

Putting off money matters is common even in the best of times. But in the weeks following the death of a loved one, these money decisions can't wait.

4 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill With Bonds

Everyone knows bonds can add diversity and stability to your portfolio. Even better? Many can reduce your taxes, too.

Best Money Tips: 80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money

Today we found big and small ways to save money, ways to spend less on this year's Super Bowl party, and how to date on budget.

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?

7 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying Their First Car

Before you drive off in the first shiny set of wheels that catches your eye, stop to think — are you making these naive money mistakes?

Here's What to Do Immediately After a Credit Card Breach

Plastic is more secure than ever, but that doesn't mean your credit accounts can't be hacked. Find out how to lock it down after an attack.

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy a New Car

Before you drop big bucks on a shiny new set of wheels, consider how much smarter it can be to buy used.

4 Ways "Boring" Investments Make Life Exciting

The most exciting part about investing? Watching your money grow — and safe, reliable investments do that just fine.

Best Money Tips: Financial Moves for Your 20s

Today we found financial moves to make in your 20s, smart ways to use salt, and Craigslist tips that’ll improve your finances.

Be a Smarter Home Buyer by Avoiding These 12 House Hunter Cliches

Binge watching "House Hunters" may leave you with big ideas, but please — don't listen to these stupid home-buying comments.

5 Online Tools to Manage Your Money in Under 10 Minutes a Week

Remove one of the obstacles to managing your money by making it quick and easy. These apps can help.

5 Steps to Getting a Free (or Close to Free) Vacation in 9 Months or Less with Credit Cards

Here is a step by step plan to earn enough credit card rewards for a free vacation in 9 months or less.

Hotel Rewards for Business Owners: American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card Review

Business owners earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints with the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card.

Chase Ink Cash Business Credit Card Review

The Chase Ink Cash Business credit card offers small business owners up to 5% cash back on business purchases with a 12 month 0% intro APR.

U.S. Bank College Visa Credit Card Review

For students trying to build credit, a simple and straightforward credit card with no annual fee and no rewards could be the best option.