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CSS Is One Source of College Financial Aid You Can't Afford to Overlook

You've probably heard of FAFSA, but how about CSS PROFILE? It can help you afford the top schools in America.

How Your Unused Credit Cards May Be Costing You

Before you stash your paid-off plastic, you might want to think twice about letting it hibernate.

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Get the scoop on what modern homebuyers want. The days of granite countertops and living room walls are long gone.

What Every Parent Should Know About the New College Financial Aid Rules

If you have college-aged kids, then you need to know these major FAFSA changes for the 2017–2018 school year.

5 Negotiation Tricks That’ll Win a Home Bidding War

With slimmer pickings in the housing market, bidding wars abound. Don't let your dream home get swept out from under you with these negotiation tricks.

5 Times You Shouldn't Refinance Your Mortgage

Thinking of refinancing your mortgage? Hang on — usually a refinance is the right choice, but not always.

How Much Personal Finance Info Should You Share?

TMI doesn't just apply to your health and love life. You might not want to spill all the beans on your finances, either.

Refinance These 4 Common Debts Before Year Ends

Get the jump on your New Year's debt resolution. Refinance these four loans by December 31st!

7 Ways to Earn Extra Money With Your Car

Think about it. Your car just sits there, losing value, for hours and hours every day. Turn it into a money-maker instead.

6 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Money Master

Inner peace isn't just for your health. Mindfulness and patience could be the key to unlocking good financial management.

Can Your Spouse be a Dependent on Your Taxes?

We all want a lower tax burden. When your spouse earns much less, you may be tempted to claim them as a dependent. Should You?

Best Money Tips: Pieces of Money Advice That Are Always True

Today we found articles on money advice that are always true, things you need to stop expecting from others, and money-saving hobbies that will prep your budget for the holidays.

12 Everyday Money Tasks You've Been Doing Wrong

Minimum payments, retail therapy, yikes! Don't let these bad money blunders burn through your cash.

EpiPens and Other Ways Companies Have Profited From Your Pain

The EpiPen price hike is no special circumstance. Pharmaceutical companies are making bank on your illness, one pill at a time.

9 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Robo-Adviser

Robots are taking all the jobs — even the money manager's. Before you let a bot manage your nest egg, make sure it knows what it's doing.

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest Like Warren Buffett

What works for the Oracle of Omaha might not necessarily work for you.

Beginner's Guide to Reading a Stock Table

Getting stuck between the columns of a stock table? They're simpler than they look. Let's break down how to read one!

6 Scary Facts About Credit Card Debt

Halloween is coming right up and we've got a real fright — these super scary facts about credit card debt.

5 American Cities Where You Can Retire On Just Social Security

If Social Security is your primary post-retirement income, it may be time to move. Maybe to one of these five low-cost U.S. cities.

5 Surprising Ways Revolving Debt Helps You

Some folks steer clear of revolving debt, but in truth, it can be surprisingly helpful.