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6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your Money

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Cash is king… when it comes to keeping you broke. Once you have an emergency fund, start hiding your cash where it can grow, too.

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You know you should be using your work-sponsored 401(k) plan, but to really make the most of it, you need to ask a few questions.

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Store credit cards offer huge discounts to lure customers in, but there's a catch. Read about the pitfalls of these offers and how you can avoid them.

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Eighteen percent of Americans are forced to retire early. Are you prepared for an early retirement?

5 Lucrative Climate Change Investments That Can Help Save the World

Can you save the environment and take care of your personal finances at the same time? Yes, you can. Here's how.

9 Actions to Take When You're Denied a Credit Limit Increase

You want a higher credit limit, but your lender isn't on board. Some smart money moves now can solve this problem before you ask again.

Don't Be Fooled by an Investment's Rate of Return

You might get excited looking at that promising investment return — but it can be misleading. Here's what else you should look for.

9 Things You Should Always Carry on an Economy Flight

You can make even the stingiest of economy flights comfortable and relaxing with a few carryons. Please enjoy your flight!

When Is Your Credit Card's Travel Insurance Good Enough?

Your credit card offers travel insurance as a cardholder perk, but is it really enough to protect you on the road?

17 Ways Your House Can Earn a Paycheck

Looking for a unique way to pad your bottom line? Put your house to work earning extra income.

6 Times You Need to Update Your Will

If you have a will, you're already ahead of the curve. But you need to make sure it's updated, too.

3 Ways Your Body Sabotages Your Money

You might think your brain is behind the wheel of your money decisions, but watch out — your own body might be spending more than you think.

How Divorce Can Impact Your Social Security Payments

Divorce impacts many aspects of your life — even your Social Security benefits.

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Don't be daunted by the stock market. With a little change in outlook, you can conquer your investing fears.

Does Skill Really Matter in Stock Market Investing?

Some claim a successful investment portfolio is pure luck. Others say it's skill. Which is it?

How to Bounce Back From a Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy doesn't have to be a black mark on your financial wellbeing. You can bounce back.

How to Tell If You Need a New Rewards Card Strategy

If you're trying to get the most rewards from your credit cards, make sure you've got the right strategy in place.

7 Smart Reasons to Retire Abroad

If you're on the fence about where to enjoy your life after work, one of these great reasons to retire abroad may be all the push you need.

8 Signs You're Making All the Right Moves for Retirement

It's hard to know if you're saving enough for a comfy retirement. Look for these indicators that you're on the right track.

What Happens When We're Not Logical With Money

People aren't always logical when it comes to spending money. A recent Nobel Prize winner uncovered some stunning examples.