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The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

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If you're fighting to reduce your credit card debt, a balance transfer card can be a powerful tool. Read this list to find the best card for you.

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10 Quick Financial Moves to Make Today at Lunch

Escape the office for an hour everyday and spend your time managing your finances for maximum return — and early retirement.

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

More and more investors are choosing "robo-advisers" to manage their retirement and other investment accounts. Here are four to consider.

How This Single-Income Family Found Financial Freedom in Just 27 Months

The true, inspiring story of one motivated couple who paid off $37,000 in consumer debt in 27 months by cutting costs and earning extra income.

5 Ways Women Are Better Investors Than Men

In general, women investors are more risk-adverse than men investors. But who earns the better returns?

Why Taking Social Security Could Cost You Thousands

Now that Social Security offers early retirement, it's tempting to take the money and run. Before you do, understand how much you're giving up.

Good, Bad, or Excellent: What Does Your Credit Score Mean?

Is your credit score good, bad...or excellent? Find out what range you're in and what that means for your borrowing prospects.

Primer on VISA Signature Credit Cards: All the Benefits That Come with Your Card

Did you know the VISA Signature credit card you have come with a ton of benefits that's not related to the specific card you have? Here's the comprehensive list!

The Capital One Platinum Prestige Credit Card Offers Value Instead of Perks

The Capital One Platinum Prestige card drops the usual rewards card bells and whistles and offers a simple, no fee, low APR credit product.

US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Credit Card

The US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Card allows you to choose the "bonus" categories that would allow you to get the most points possible.

5 Times You Should Say Yes to New Credit Card Offers

Usually you're better off shredding all those credit card offers that come in the mail. Find out when to break out the letter opener instead.

4 Big Tech Stocks Offering Big Returns

There's more to tech investing than social media stocks. Find some room for these big tech stocks in your portfolio and 2015 could be a big year.

5 Investments That Do Better in Winter

Falling temperatures mean rising fortunes for these five firms whose business booms with winter's gloom. Add some wintry sparkle to your portfolio!

5 Reasons to Fire Your Financial Adviser Soon

Many of Bernie Madoff's clients said "I thought he was my friend." Find out if your adviser is a friendly, but unscrupulous salesman and not the ethical adviser he should be.

This Recent Grad Paid Off $34K in Student Loans and Launched a Business (In Just 4 Years)

From intern to entrepreneur, this is the true tale of how a recent grad used her intern experience to launch a business and pay back $34,000 in debt.

Signing Up for Obamacare in 2015? Here's What's New

Open Enrollment for ACA health care ends soon. Here's what you need to know before you make your choices on the exchange.

10 Types of Friends Who Are Costing You Money

Remember how your mom was always wanted you to hang out with the "right" people? Yeah, that's good financial advice, too.

9 Changes That Will Affect Your Money in 2015

Several retirement contribution limits are raised, Obamacare penalty triples, myRA officially launches and many more tax and social security changes.

8 Easy Fixes to Boost Your Car's Re-Sale Value

Get the most from the sale of your old heap by transforming it into a slick ride with a few easy, and cheap, fixes and repairs.

The 4 Most Overpriced U.S. Housing Markets

If you're looking to buy in one of these four overheated markets, you may want to act fast — or reconsider buying at all.

Wait! Are You About to Lose More Money in Your FSA/HSA?

Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Savings Accounts are a great way to pay for health care, but if you wait too long to spend it, it may be lost.